Jonathan Anderson provided an assessment of current developments in China and the region.
Chen Shui-Bien focused excessively on electoral politics in Taiwan, allowing them to trump a careful consideration of the long-term strategic importance of its delicate relationship with the United States.
The Carnegie China Program convened a seminar to explore the controversies surrounding the Chinese yuan. With the escalation of rhetoric across the Pacific and with the U.S. Senate scheduled to vote on a 28-percent tariff on all Chinese goods if Beijing does not act promptly on its exchange rate, it is important to review the fundamental underpinnings of the charges against China.
The Carnegie China Program and the Asia Foundation co-sponsored a lunch seminar featuring Mr. Gong Xiaobing, the Director-General of the Department of Judicial Assistance and Foreign Affairs of the Ministry of Justice of China. Dr. Veron Hung of the Carnegie Endowment moderated the discussion and commented on Mr. Gong's presentation.
Top World Bank economist Branko Milanovic analyzes income distribution worldwide using, for the first time, household survey data from more than 100 countries. This offers a more accurate way of measuring inequality and discusses the relevant policies of first-world countries and NGOs.