Elizabeth Economy



U.S.-China Tensions: What Must Kerry Do?

In the latest installment of China File’s Conversations series, Elizabeth Economy, Andrew J. Nathan and Orville Schell respond to Nina Hachigian’s recommendations to new U.S. secretary of state John Kerry. In a...

China’s New Political Class: The People

In a post for the Council on Foreign Relation’s Asia Unbound blog, CFR’s director of Asian Studies Elizabeth C. Economy describes current trends in China’s civic engagement. By referring to many recent events,...

The Lessons of Harbin – Elizabeth Economy

From Time Asia: The environmental disaster that has unfolded over the past two weeks in the northeast Chinese city of Harbin has the makings of a great story: explosion at large petrochemical plant releases toxic pollutants into...

China’s Boom and the Environment

From NPR: “The environmental consequences of China’s manufacturing boom are staggering. The worsening air and water pollution are causing serious health problems.



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