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Dexter RobertsA real honor to talk to great China writer @mcgregorrichard for the @LowyInstitute podcast. Tune in to hear how I had no interest in writing about Mckinsey consultants turned Internet entrepreneurs and instead wrote a book on China's 300 million migrants.
Last week marked the end of U.S.-China engagement. The two powers may now be sliding toward a severance of relations and even outright military conflict.
Dexter Roberts“We had this idea: ‘There’s an inescapable, unavoidable course of history, and China will get on its right side. It will have to change,’ almost like Marxist determinism.” - Orville Schell
A boy in Montana determined to learn Chinese, Dexter “Tiff” Roberts eventually became one of Businessweek’s first China correspondents. For two decades he explored how government policies affected everyday people. His new book, The Myth of Chinese...
Dexter RobertsWhile U.S. Senators introduce a new bill to sanction China tech companies, Beijing launches a trillion-dollar campaign to develop next-generation technologies. Which tactic's more effective? I make my call in the latest edition of Trade War
Beijing seems intent on doubling down on its hardline approach. Its officials are becoming more combative
Dexter RobertsWhile the official names may change — under Xi’s predecessor Hu the ambitious plan was called “indigenous innovation”— the target to build globally competitive Chinese firms remains a constant. Now that impulse towards self-reliance has only strengthened
Dexter Roberts“About 70-80 million people in services, manufacturing and construction either had lost jobs or weren’t working at the end of March because of shutdowns to contain coronavirus” > wow ..
Dexter RobertsGreat being on Bloomberg Businessweek Radio talking to @jasonkellynews about my book "The Myth of Chinese Capitalism" and how the coronavirus has further exacerbated the divide between the people in the city and rural residents.
The coronavirus has exacerbated the economic divide between middle-class urbanites and the country’s rural underclass
Dexter Roberts1) "The coronavirus may eventually fade as a threat, but it has exposed the deep inequities that divide Chinese into two classes, an urban elite and an equally large underclass from the countryside that sees its small gains stalling." wsj.com/articles/the-d… via @WSJ
Dexter RobertsTrump presided over a bizarre and rambling 75-minute long event that focused on him calling out the names and congratulating the dozens of corporate chieftains in attendance, while simultaneously taking credit for the business success of many of them.
Taipei, Jan. 11 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has been elected to a second four-year term after defeating her main competitor, Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) of the Kuomintang (KMT), by a wide margin.
Dexter RobertsTsai's vote total was the highest ever recorded for any candidate in a presidential election in Taiwan, breaking the previous high received by Ma Ying-jeou in 2008
Dexter RobertsThe economists' consensus on free trade is crumbling: "The experience of the China shock, in which a sudden wave of import competition devastated the lives of many American manufacturing workers, was a wake-up call," writes @Noahpinion in this timely piece
The latest, most vital news on the U.S.-China trade and business relations
Dexter RobertsThe deal is “not about ending the US-China trade war, but rather freezing it in place,” writes @andrewbatson “Therefore, the need for global companies to reorganize supply chains to reduce their exposure to US-China trade frictions has not been eliminated”
Samsung relocated smartphone production from China to Vietnam and India in response in large part to the US-China trade war.
Dexter Roberts“At least 100 factories in Guangdong are going to close down. They can’t make it without the Samsung’s Huizhou factory, let alone those small shops and restaurants in the surrounding area.” scmp.com/economy/china-… via @scmpnews