The China Balance Sheet in 2007 and Beyond


May 2, 2007, 3:00 PM EDT
Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC

Henry Paulson (US Treasury Secretary), Robert B. Zoellick (Former Deputy Secretary of State) and Craig Mundie (Microsoft)

Event Summary

The Institute and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) jointly hosted a day-long conference, "The China Balance Sheet in 2007 and Beyond," on May 2, 2007. The event featured keynote presentations by Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson, former Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick, and Microsoft Chief Research and Strategy Officer Craig Mundie. It included eight new papers on central aspects of China’s role in the world economy and relationships between China and the United States, including their economic and political dimensions.

The conference is part of the China Balance Sheet project, a program jointly conducted by the Institute and CSIS. The initial year of the project produced the book China, The Balance Sheet: What the World Needs to Know Now About the Emerging Superpower. The papers presented at this conference represent the results of the second year of the China Balance Sheet project.

Event Materials

Paper: From the Shanghai Communiqué to "Responsible Stakeholder"
Robert B. Zoellick, International Goldman Sachs Group

Paper: China and Economic Integration in East Asia [pdf]
C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute

Paper: China: Rebalancing Economic Growth [pdf]
Nicholas R. Lardy, Peterson Institute

Paper: A (Lack of) Progress Report on China's Exchange Rate Policies [pdf]
Morris Goldstein, Peterson Institute

Paper: Three US-China Trade Disputes
Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Peterson Institute

Paper: China Energy: A Guide for the Perplexed [pdf]
Daniel H. Rosen, China Strategic Advisory
and Trevor Houser, China Strategic Advisory

Book: China, The Balance Sheet: What the World Needs to Know Now About the Emerging Superpower
C. Fred Bergsten, Bates Gill, Nicholas R. Lardy, Derek J. Mitchell