Over the last decade, China has gone from a “rule taker” to a “rule maker” in international business. Under President Xi Jinping, China has launched a series of initiatives, such as the Belt and Road Initiative, the Made in China 2025 Initiative, the Digital Silk Road Initiative, and others that have the potential to reshape the global business and economic landscape.

In this talk, Michael Enright, the Pierre Choueiri Family Professor of Global Business at the D'Amore-McKim School of Business, described the economic and geopolitical motivations behind these major initiatives, assessed their progress to date, and discussed both international support and pushback on these initiatives. He concluded with observations on what these initiatives mean for non-Chinese companies and for global business.

Presenters / Session Leaders

The presenters/session leaders for the Center for Emerging Markets China Insights Series are all members of the D'Amore-McKim School of Business faculty and Fellows of D'Amore-McKim's Center for Emerging Markets. All have decades of experience researching, consulting, and speaking on China and China's economy.

China Insights Series Events

January 20, 2021

A China Insights Series Event. Michael Enright spoke on the Chinese system.

March 17, 2021

A China Insights Series Event. Michael Enright talked about recent developments China's urban / regional landscape.

April 14, 2021

A China Insights Series Event. Michael Enright talked about China's plans for post-COVID development.

May 12, 2021

A China Insights Series Event. David Sherman and Len Jui talked about the challenge for Chinese companies going public in the US.