China’s Economic Downturn, With Zongyuan Zoe Liu

Zongyuan Zoe Liu, the Maurice R. Greenberg fellow for China studies, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the causes and consequences of China’s faltering economy.

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  • James M. Lindsay
    Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair

Gabrielle Sierra - Editorial Director and Producer

Markus Zakaria - Audio Producer and Sound Designer

Episode Guests
  • Zongyuan Zoe Liu
    Maurice R. Greenberg Fellow for China Studies

Show Notes

Mentioned on the Podcast


China’s Economy Is Slowing. Here’s Why That Matters,” Bloomberg 


Thomas Hale and Andy Lin, “Chinese Economy Falls Into Deflation as Recovery Stumbles,” Financial Times 


Zongyuan Zoe Liu, “Zero-COVID Is the Least of Xi's Economic Problems,” Foreign Policy 


Zongyuan Zoe Liu, “Beijing Needs to Junk Its Economic Playbook,” Foreign Policy


Zongyuan Zoe Liu, “China's Pensions System Is Buckling Under an Aging Population,” Foreign Policy


Zongyuan Zoe Liu and Benn Steil, “Xi's Plan for China's Economy Is Doomed to Fail,” Foreign Affairs

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