Recorded on January 7, 2021
Hoover senior fellow, Elizabeth Economy discusses the structure of the Chinese party-state, and Xi Jinping's populist appeal.
Elizabeth Economy is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a senior fellow for China studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Her most recent book is The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State. She is also the author of the award-winning The River Runs Black: The Environmental Challenge to China’s Future and By All Means Necessary: How China’s Resource Quest is Changing the World, coauthored with Michael Levi. She has published in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, and the New York Times, among other media outlets. In June 2018, Politico Magazine named her one of “10 Names That Matter on China Policy.” She received her BA from Swarthmore College, her AM from Stanford University, and her PhD from the University of Michigan.