Cheng Li, the renowned scholar of Chinese elite politics and society has confirmed he will speak at the 2019 AmCham China Conference on September 20.
“While fears about China’s tightening political and social economic control are valid, we should also note that China is in the process of transforming its economy," says Li.
The government has been steering away from investment- and export-led growth and toward domestic consumption and innovation, and especially the services sector. Li points out that this shift aligns closely with the business interests of US companies.
Brookings hosted AmCham at an event in Washington on June 12: Click here to listen to the audio
He is the author of 11 books, from Rediscovering China: Dynamics and Dilemmas of Reform in 1997 to 2017's The Power of Ideas: The Rising Influence of Thinkers and Think Tanks in China. In addition, Li has contributed chapters to dozens more and is widely cited in academic literature and published in leading media platforms.