Engaging China

Hosted by the Institute of Global Affairs and The New York Times

FAW.9.04, Fawcett House


Peter Goodman

Peter Goodman

European economics correspondent, The New York Times

Dr Keyu Jin

Dr Keyu Jin

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, LSE

Jim Yardley

Jim Yardley

Europe editor, The New York Times


Professor Erik Berglof

Professor Erik Berglof

Director, Institute of Global Affairs, LSE

After centuries of isolation, China is reclaiming what its leaders regard as its rightful position in Asia and globally. The New York Times published a package this month on China’s rising economic and political power and reach, including its increasing engagement on global issues. Jim Yardley, The Times’s Europe editor and Pulitzer Prize winning former Beijing correspondent, and Peter Goodman, who also spent years covering China and is now a global economics correspondent, will discuss China’s opening up and increasing global engagement with LSE Professor Jin Keyu, a leading macroeconomist and Chinese economy expert.

The panel will explore China’s growing ability to redraw the terms of trade, diplomacy and security, challenging the liberal democratic order. They will also discuss the relationship between President Xi Jinping and President Donald Trump leading up to the G20 Summit, and China’s refusing to defer to an American-dominated world order.

Engaging China: a conversation with The New York Times and London School of Economics.

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Peter Goodman (@petersgoodman) is the Global Economic correspondent for The New York Times, based in London. He lived in China for six years as Shanghai Bureau Chief for the Washington Post. As national economic correspondent for the Times, based in New York, he played a leading role in award-winning coverage of the Great Recession and authored the critically acclaimed PAST DUE: The End of Easy Money and the Renewal of the American Economy. He began his career in Southeast Asia, where he covered the war in Cambodia and Vietnam’s early market-embracing reforms for several American newspapers including the Los Angeles Times.

Dr Keyu Jin (@KeyuJin) is a tenured associate professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is from Beijing, China, and holds a B.A., M.A. and Phd from Harvard University. Her research focuses on international macroeconomics and the Chinese economy. She is member of the Board, Richemont Group and has experience at the World Bank, the IMF, the New York Federal Reserve and the Bank of England. She is also a Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum.

Jim Yardley (@JimBYardley) spent six years in China as a correspondent and bureau chief for The New York Times. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 2006 for articles on China’s legal system and wrote a book, Brave Dragons, that examined the relationship between China and the United States through the unlikely prism of basketball. He also has worked as bureau chief in New Delhi, roaming through South Asia, and later in Rome, where he wrote about the fragility of the European Union at a time of angry populist politics. He now lives in London, where he is Europe editor for the paper.

Professor Erik Berglof (@ErikBerglof) is the inaugural Director of the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics. Prior to joining the LSE, Professor Berglof was the Chief Economist and Special Adviser to the President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Previously, he was Director of the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) and Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics.

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