Trade War - special edition
Newsletter 14 - April 6, 2020
Welcome back to Trade War. It is remarkable how the world has changed since the last newsletter was published on March 3. I hope everyone is safe and healthy.
Today is a special edition which will not highlight news on the trade war or COVID-19, but instead will feature recent media where I have spoken on these topics, in the coverage surrounding the recent publication of my book The Myth of Chinese Capitalism: the Worker, the Factory, and the Future of the World.
I had the opportunity to talk at length about the coronavirus, the Chinese and U.S. governments’ handling of the crisis, as well as the relationship between the two countries, with a focus on the global supply chain, trade, and decoupling. The content includes podcasts, broadcasts, radio, and print and there is a lot of it (more than you probably are ready to listen to, watch, or read in one sitting!) I do hope you can find interesting information and insights, however, and as well some diversion, as all of us experience this strange new world of “sheltering in place.”
I hope to return to a normal publishing schedule soon. In the meantime, enjoy!
Sinica Podcast, March 26, 2020 | Dexter Roberts on ‘The Myth of Chinese Capitalism’
On this week’s show, veteran reporter Dexter “Tiff” Roberts chats with Kaiser and Jeremy about his new book, The Myth of Chinese Capitalism: The Worker, the Factory, and the Future of the World.
Brookings Dollars & Sense Podcast, March 23, 2020 | How will the Chinese economy rebound from COVID-19?
What effect has COVID-19 had on the Chinese economy and phase one of the U.S.-China deal? Could the United States or other nations draw lessons from China’s response to the virus? David Dollar is joined in this episode of Dollar & Sense by Dexter Roberts, former China Bureau Chief for Bloomberg Businessweek, to discuss these and other questions about the economic implications of COVID-19.
Smart People Podcast, March 24, 2020 | Dexter Roberts – China, the Coronavirus, and the Global Economy
Dexter Roberts on China and its political system, the coronavirus, and trade decoupling.
Montana Lowdown Podcast, March 10, 2020 | Journalist Dexter Roberts on Chinese capitalism and the Montana connection
As financial markets reel amidst the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, journalist Dexter Roberts is looking to the Chinese economy for signs of things to come.
Montana World Affairs Council, March 31, 2020 | Covid-19 and China’s Future [starts around 16:00]
China, the country hit earliest by the virus, shows real signs of recovery. Will it be a lone bright spot as other major economies struggle and will China once again be a key driver of global growth? And can it use the crisis to push its global soft power?
CNN International - Quest Means Business, March 11, 2020 | China to close all temporary hospitals in Wuhan
China said it will close all temporary hospitals in Wuhan, the initial epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak. Author of “The Myth of Chinese Capitalism” Dexter Roberts said the initial response by China was an “enormous mess up.”
Cheddar TV - Big News, March 10, 2020 | Disruptions in Supply Chain Have China Pushing To Restart Activity
The coronavirus is not only a global health crisis but an economic one as well. And this week Pimco warned it's only going to get worse for the economy.. with the quote 'distinct possibility' of a technical recession in the first half of this year. We spoke to Dexter Roberts, Author of 'The Myth of Chinese Capitalism' and Former China Bureau Chief at Bloomberg BusinessWeek.
The Hill TV’s “Rising” with Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti, March 15, 2020 | How multinational corporations partner with China to exploit workers.
Dexter Roberts, Author of Myth of Chinese Capitalism, gives an in depth analysis of Chinese laborers, and how the pandemic has impacted migrant workers.
Asia Society, New York, March 12, 2020 | The Myth of Chinese Capitalism
Dexter Roberts, author of The Myth of Chinese Capitalism: the Worker, the Factory, and the Future of the World, and Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski on the reality behind today’s financially-ascendant China, and how restrictive policies are preventing the country from becoming the world’s largest economy, and the problems that China and its people face today — giving a cautionary picture of China for a world now held in its financial thrall.
Fox News Radio, April 1, 2020 | The Brian Kilmeade Show
Dexter Roberts discusses COVID-19, China’s response, and the importance of global supply chain diversification
PRI’s The World, March 31, 2020 | China steps up support as US and Europe struggle to contain COVID-19.
As the US and Europe struggle to contain the coronavirus outbreak, China is sending aid and medical supplies around the world.
NPR 1A, March 13, 2020 | The News Roundup -- International
The World Health Organization has now classified the COVID-19 viral disease as a pandemic. Dexter Roberts, former China bureau chief for Bloomberg Businessweek; fellow, Mansfield Center; author, "The Myth of Chinese Capitalism" joins 1A to discuss.
Bloomberg Radio - Bloomberg BusinessWeek, March 12, 2020 | Coronavirus Shines Light on China’s Lack of Equality
Dexter “Tiff” Roberts, Fellow at the University of Montana, talks about his book "The Myth of Chinese Capitalism: The Worker, The Factory and the Future of the World." He explains how the impact of the coronavirus in the nation has further exacerbated the divide between the people in the city and rural residents.
The John Batchelor Show, March 11, 2020 | The vulnerable and untrustworthy PRC supply chain. Dexter Roberts
The John Batchelor Show, March 17, 2020 | PRC expels US reporters during the virus crisis. Dexter Roberts, author,"The Myth of Chinese Capitalism;" former Bloomberg Beijing Bureau Chief.
Financial Times Book Essay, March 24, 2020 | How durable is China’s capitalist model?
In The Myth of Chinese Capitalism, Roberts tries to answer the big question facing China before the coronavirus crisis hit. Can it forge ahead for another generation and become the first authoritarian regime to enter the exclusive club of high-income countries?
- Review of Dexter Roberts’ The Myth of Chinese Capitalism and Juan Du’s The Shenzhen Experiment
Reuters Book Review, March 27, 2020 | Épater la bourgeoisie
Review of Dexter Roberts’ The Myth of Chinese Capitalism
The Wall Street Journal Weekend Review, March 6, 2020 | The Discontent of Migrants Looms over China: The coronavirus has exacerbated the economic divide between middle-class urbanites and the country’s rural underclass
This essay is adapted from Mr. Roberts’s new book, “The Myth of Chinese Capitalism: The Worker, the Factory and the Future of the World,” which will be published on March 10 by St. Martin’s Press.
Axios, March 4, 2020 | China’s apartheid system was key to its economic explosion, new book argues
What Beijing has touted as a better model of economic growth is actually based on systematic exploitation of its rural population, writes Dexter Roberts, a former Bloomberg China correspondent. His book, "The Myth of Chinese Capitalism: The Worker, the Factory, and the Future of the World" is slated for release on March 10 by St. Martin's Press.
Quartz, March 8, 2020 | Why China’s economic miracle is a myth made possible by exploitation of workers
In his new book, The Myth of Chinese Capitalism: The Worker, the Factory, and the Future of the World, published by St. Martin’s Press, Roberts draws on his years of reporting in China to lay bare the systemic weaknesses of China’s economic system. Unless its government can address the profound inequalities that have made China’s economic miracle possible, he argues, the miracle will be nothing but an empty myth.
Marker, March 12, 2020 | Inside the Crisis Facing the Migrant Chinese Workers Who Power American Companies
The forgotten people who have been building the world’s products are the subject of a new book by Dexter Roberts, reporter and former China bureau chief at Bloomberg Businessweek, The Myth of Chinese Capitalism: The Worker, the Factory, and the Future of the World. Roberts, who lived in China from 1995 to 2018, wanted to know more about the effects of the country’s staggering growth on the workaday folks in the hinterlands.