Rebalancing China’s Political Economy


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Asia Pacific Political Economy Seminar

When: Apr 12 2011 (All day)
Where: Washington, DC: East-West Center in Washington, Sixth Floor Conference Room *


Dr. Christopher A. McNally
Director of the China-US Relations Program, University of Hawaii-Hilo
Non-resident Fellow, East-West Center

For more than thirty years, China's development model has relied on the extensive use of production factors which have been relatively abundant in China, especially labor, land, certain natural resources, and in the 2000s, increasing amounts of capital. However, this strategy, which created an export and investment-driven pattern of development and a consequential pattern of industrialization, must inevitably come to end. Dr. Christopher A. McNally posits that Chinese efforts to undertake a transition from export and investment-driven growth towards consumption-driven growth are likely to rely on continued state guidance. In this seminar, he will also discuss how the Chinese government may attempt to steer the economy towards a new growth path and highlight the effects policy changes might have on the global free market system.

Tuesday, April 12
12:00 P.M. – 1:15 P.M.
Lunch will be served.

East-West Center in Washington
1819 L Street, NW, Washington, DC, Suite 600, Sixth Floor Conference Room*
This event is free and open to the public.

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Christopher A. McNally is the director of the China-US Relations Program at the University of Hawaii-Hilo and a nonresident fellow at the East-West Center. As a political economist studying the interests, institutions and ideas underlying formations of capitalism, his research focuses on the nature and logic of Sino-capitalism, a form of capitalism with global reach that is reshaping the global order. Previously, he has held fellowships, conducting fieldwork and research, at the Asia Research Centre in West Australia, the Institute of Asia Pacific Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. Dr. McNally has edited four volumes, including an examination of China's political economy, China's Emergent Political Economy – Capitalism in the Dragon's Lair (Routledge, 2008). Additionally, he has published many book chapters, policy analyses, editorials, and articles in journals such as Business and Politics, Asian Affairs, Communist and Post-Communist Studies and Comparative Social Research. Dr. McNally received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Washington in Seattle.

*Pleae note that this seminar will take place in the East-West Center in Washington's new office location, in Suite 600.

Primary Contact Info:
Name: Ms. Alison Hazell
Phone: 202.327.9752