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The Dangerous Politics of State-Business Relations in Contemporary China

Monday, March 4, 2024 at 4:45pm to 6:15pm

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The Cornell Contemporary China Initiative (CCCI)  is excited to welcome Meg Rithmire (Harvard Business School) to give the lecture "The Dangerous Politics of State-Business Relations in Contemporary China."

Why have relations between the Chinese Communist Party and Chinese private-sector business elites gone from “co-optation” and “cronyism” to crackdowns and emigration? Drawing on her book (Precarious Ties, Oxford University Press 2023) and related work on the turn to security in China’s political economy, Meg Rithmire traces the current crackdown to the long presence of distrust between political and business elites in China and the CCP’s partial liberalization of the financial sector over the last 20 years.

Introduced by EAP director Jeremy Wallace (Government).

CCCI brings together scholars, researchers, and students with sustained research interests in contemporary China. In response to widely expressed needs related to contemporary China across campus, CCCI invites leaders in the field to give talks on an array of interdisciplinary issues about the current Chinese economy, politics, and society.

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Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Asian Studies, East Asia Program, Global Cornell, China and Asia-Pacific Studies

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East Asia program, Einaudi, asianstudiescal



Cornell Contemporary China Initiative
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Amala Lane


Meghan Rithmire

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Harvard School of Business

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