Distinguished Speaker Series

Penelope B. Prime, China Research Center

US-China Relations under Stress: The Economic Factors

Sept. 15 7:30–8:30 pm (EDT) via Zoom Webinar

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Lecture Abstract

The U.S. and China are major trading and investment partners.  Conflicting views on what is fair trade led to a bilateral trade war with escalating tariffs on both sides.   Efforts to re-establish trade and investment flows have been thwarted by geo-political concerns.  Accusations of cyber theft and information warfare on top of the Coronavirus challenges have increasingly strained normal economic interactions.  What is happening in terms of decoupling, what policies and factors are behind the changes, and what is at stake?

About the Speaker

Dr. Penelope B. Prime is the Founding Director of the China Research Center and Managing Editor of China Currents. She was clinical professor at the Institute of International Business, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University from 2012 to 2020. Dr. Prime’s research focuses on China’s economy and business environment, including topics such as China’s foreign trade and investment, industrial and technological progress, and provincial development, as well as applied business and economics cases on China and Asia. Her books include Global Giant: Is China Changing the Rules of the Game? (co-edited with Eva Paus and Jon Western, Palgrave McMillan, 2009) and Taiwan’s Democracy: Economic and Political Challenges (co-edited with Robert Ash and John W. Garver, Routledge, 2011). Her articles have been published in Growth & ChangeEconomic Development Quarterly, Applied Economics, Economic Development and Cultural Change, China Economic Review, The Chinese Economy, Pacific Economic Review, Osaka Economic Papers, and Business Economics, among others.