Book Launch: What the U.S. Can Learn from China
Presented by Demos and NYU Wagner


Ann Lee, Demos Senior Fellow
in conversation with
Matthew Bishop, US Business Editor and NY Bureau Chief of The Economist

Introduced by Rich Benjamin

While America is still reeling from the financial crisis and high unemployment, China’s economy continues to grow and is predicted by some to surpass the U.S. by 2020. In her new book, What the U.S. Can Learn from China, expert Ann Lee outlines lessons the U.S. can glean from China’s growth.

From education to governance and foreign aid, Lee details the policies and practices that have made China a global power and then isolates the ways the U.S. can use China’s enduring principles to foster much-needed change at home. She does not ignore China’s shortcomings, particularly in the area of human rights, but rather asserts that overemphasizing these differences will cause the US to miss a vital opportunity.