Their debate is efficiently and effectively moderated by James Fallows, famed China observer and writer for The Atlantic and author of the wonderful big picture introductory book on China, Postcards from Tomorrow’s Square.
Fascinating debate between two bright lights and minds that is worth watching. In just this one simple hour – if you focus and really watch and listen closely – you will learn more about China and even some of your own biases and notions (on both sides of the debate), than you may learn in the various courses, seminars or workshops you can take that focus on China. In other words, the amount of ground this video covers and the number of disciplines it touches on and weaves together, including business, is impressive.
And don’t blow off the Q & A session in the last half of the video. The Q & A is equally good and some of the session’s best “meat” is found in the excellent questions posed by the audience and the panelists’ insightful answers.
By the way, after watching the full video which panelist do you agree with – Minxin Pei or Eric Li – and why?