About the Project

Big Data China is a collaboration between the CSIS Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics and the Stanford Center on China’s Economy and Institutions (SCCEI) dedicated to bridging the gap between cutting-edge quantitative academic research and the Washington policy community. The goal of Big Data China is to analyze leading academic research on China and highlight the most relevant findings for today’s policy issues. We hope you’ll explore our website, which will regularly be updated with new multimedia features, written analysis, and public events.

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Unpacking Linkages Between the Chinese State and Private Firms

Ever since China began integrating into the global economy and shifting away from a planned economy in the late 1970s, domestic and foreign observers have closely tracked the development of the country’s emerging private sector to better understand the relationship between state and business, the country’s progress towards modernization, and the implications for the international…

The Big Data China 2nd Annual Conference: A Recap

On December 5, 2023, CSIS’s Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics and the Stanford Center for China’s Economy and Institutions (SCCEI) co-hosted the second annual Big Data China conference. Sub-titled, “Prospects for China’s Growth and Foreign Relations in an Era of Competition,” the conference featured experts from the academic and policy communities, who shared…

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