Congratulations on your excellent book. One feature that distinguishes it from others is the degree to which you were able to go behind the scenes into areas not typically open to foreigners. How did you gain the trust of those individuals who helped you "peek under the hood" of Chinese capitalism?
What's their definition of absolute poverty and how are they eliminating it?
Deena Mansour, Mansfield Center
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What motivates the Chinese government to not allow migrant children to go to urban public schools?
Would you call the system that you described a caste system with no ability to move up in society.
can you please compare and contrast the impact of orphanages and boarding schools, in terms of impact on children in China?
How would you compare the Chinese government approach with SARS in 2003 with COVID present day? Did they learn any lessons from the SARS experience?
What steps do you believe China must take, in order to improve the quality of live, and opportunities for those in rural China as compared to those in the urban areas of the country? Is this even a goal for China?
What are the factors that are impacting the slow of the growth in living standards?
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Does the Capitalism in China require the availability of cheap labor ?
Do you think the ghosts of 1989 Tiananmen (having been opposed to corruption) could reincarnate present day in relation to the inequality you describe?
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When you released you book, was there any impact in the provinces you were in and interviewing the migrant workers from these provinces?
Especially in the last ten years, China has been flooding regional economic lightweights with aid and direct funding of infrastructure projects. In Cambodia, for example, it seems to be an attempt to win hearts and minds of Cambodian citizens. What is the long-term goal of these projects, do you think?
(from Terry Weidner) In your book you mention but don’t focus on “ghost cities.” What are the prospects of the policy of moving people off the land to populate cities in the interior?
Thank you all so much! Incredibly interesting!