By some measures China has overtaken the United States as the world’s largest economy and could be on a path to do the same in information technology, artificial intelligence and biotech. How should the U.S. respond?

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Charles W. Eliot University Professor
Director, M-RCBG

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Senior Research Fellow, M-RCBG


This program looks at research from across Harvard for the best policies, ideas and advice for how best to respond to the many challenges posed by China's expanding role on the world stage.


Explore hundreds of research papers and op-eds on rising Chinese economic power on GrowthPolicy, M-RCBG’s research hub.

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