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Five Themes that Point to Where the Chinese Communist Party & China are Heading

As the Chinese Communist Party begins its second century, it’s useful to identify enduring patterns that might aid us in understanding China today and the directions it might be heading.

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Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Tony Saich

Professor, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

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Tony Saich
Professor, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

From Rebel to Ruler: One Hundred Years of the Chinese Communist Party by Tony Saich

‘In our discussions, you've identified five themes that have been more or less consistent throughout the history of the party but have oscillated between different points on a continuum:’
7/1/2021

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Clyde Prestowitz | Founder and President of the Economic Strategy Institute & author of 'The World Turned Upside Down: America, China, and the Struggle for Global Leadership'

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'Forget about China': Clyde Prestowitz

Clyde Prestowitz | Founder and President of the Economic Strategy Institute & author of 'The World Turned Upside Down: America, China, and the Struggle for Global Leadership'
6/13/2021

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Clyde Prestowitz | Founder and President of the Economic Strategy Institute & author of 'The World Turned Upside Down: America, China, and the Struggle for Global Leadership'

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1 | The Interview: Clyde Prestowitz

‘I have spent a lot of time negotiating with countries around the world, but particularly with China, Japan, and Korea, in pursuit of American attempts, to persuade them to change their policies and change their objectives, and the way that they pursue building their economies. And I have come to the conclusion that they're not going to change.'
Clyde Prestowitz | Founder and President of the Economic Strategy Institute & author of 'The World Turned Upside Down: America, China, and the Struggle for Global Leadership'
6/13/2021

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Clyde Prestowitz | Founder and President of the Economic Strategy Institute & author of 'The World Turned Upside Down: America, China, and the Struggle for Global Leadership'

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2 | 'Shame on You'

‘The bottom line really is that if you're a major American company, and you're doing a lot of business in China, effectively, you are contributing to the torture of the weavers, to the crackdown in Hong Kong, to the threat to Taiwan.’
Clyde Prestowitz | Founder and President of the Economic Strategy Institute & author of 'The World Turned Upside Down: America, China, and the Struggle for Global Leadership'
6/13/2021

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Clyde Prestowitz | Founder and President of the Economic Strategy Institute & author of 'The World Turned Upside Down: America, China, and the Struggle for Global Leadership'

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3 | 'Made in America'

‘President Biden made the statement in a speech: “Buy American. Make it in America.” Why can't we make wind turbines in Pittsburgh, as well as in Beijing?’
Clyde Prestowitz | Founder and President of the Economic Strategy Institute & author of 'The World Turned Upside Down: America, China, and the Struggle for Global Leadership'
6/13/2021

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Clyde Prestowitz | Founder and President of the Economic Strategy Institute & author of 'The World Turned Upside Down: America, China, and the Struggle for Global Leadership'

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4 | The Chinese System

'Now, how does The China Daily get into The Washington Post? It gets there because the United Front Work Department of the Chinese Communist Party is funding that. And so it's a whole of society attack.
Clyde Prestowitz | Founder and President of the Economic Strategy Institute & author of 'The World Turned Upside Down: America, China, and the Struggle for Global Leadership'
6/13/2021

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Roger Garside | former British diplomat in Beijing, development banker, & capital market development advisor, and author of 'Coming Alive: China After Mao' and a new book 'China Coup: The Great Leap to Freedom.'

'Regime change in China is not only possible, it is imperative.'

‘We must make regime change in China the highest goal of our strategy towards that country.’ ‘The US and its allies cannot dictate to China the political system by which it is governed. But they can and must engineer conditions which embolden and enable those in China who also want regime change to achieve it.’
Roger Garside | former British diplomat in Beijing, development banker, & capital market development advisor, and author of 'Coming Alive: China After Mao' and a new book 'China Coup: The Great Leap to Freedom.'
5/15/2021

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Mike Lampton
School of Advanced International Studies(SAIS)

'Rivers of Iron': Changing the Face of Asia

‘But what's happened now is that Southeast Asia is rich enough to contemplate such infrastructure and that the Chinese have the technology, money, and high-speed rail industry so that they can both finance or help finance and build it.’
10/7/2020

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Shang-Jin Wei
Professor, Columbia University & former Chief Economist, Asian Development Bank

Why China's Economy is Growing Faster than Others

‘First is China's relatively aggressive and decisive measures on the COVID public health crisis itself that managed to get the pandemic under control much faster than the other large economies.’ ‘The relative success in controlling the pandemic translates into how much people are willing to go back to their normal lives, to their jobs, and the like.’
8/27/2020

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Joerg Wuttke
President, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China

The Chinese Communist Party Fears Ending Up Like the Soviet Union

‘The propaganda ministry - within four to six weeks - managed to turn China into a problem for Europeans. China’s standing in Europe is eroding by the day.'
5/20/2020

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Tony Saich
Professor, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

The Party is Infallible

'The Hong Kong demonstrations can never be because of policy mistakes by the Communist Party itself.’ During our interview, Tony Saich of the Harvard Kennedy School told me: ‘Hong Kong, with its responses to the demonstrations, and the Coronavirus are both illustrative examples of how the culture of the Communist Party and the traditions it's built up over almost a hundred years reflect the way it behaves when it's confronted by certain crises.’
5/13/2020

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Craig Allen
President, U.S.-China Business Council

The Phase One Trade Deal

‘The good news is that 80% of our members said they thought the Phase One agreement was a good thing.' 'But only 19% said it was worth it.' 'What the 80% said they are happy about was that there no more new tariffs were coming immediately.’
5/6/2020
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