Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran, China watcher, debunk the three great myths now making the rounds in global business and financial circles. Listen to his special report on China’s real economic engine.
1) That China’s economy is headed for stagnation or crisis
2) That it is enlightened state capitalism, not the private sector, that is responsible for China’s rise
3) That China Inc is full of copycats and cheats that cannot innovate
Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran
Vijay V. Vaitheeswaranis an award-winning senior correspondent for the Economist. He joined the editorial staff in 1992 as its London-based Latin America correspondent, and opened the magazine’s first regional bureau in Mexico City. From 1998 to 2006, he covered the politics, economics, business and technology of energy and the environment. From 2007 to 2011 his portfolio encompassed innovation, global health, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology.
He is currently the magazine’s China Business & Finance Editor. His editorial responsibilities range from business and finance to science, technology and innovation.
His last book, “ZOOM: The Global Race to Fuel the Car of the Future,” co-authored with Iain Carson, was named a Book of the Year by The Financial Times. His first book, “Power to the People,” was reviewed by Nobel-prize winner John Holdren (currently the Chief Science Advisor to the White House) in Scientific American as “by far the most helpful, entertaining, up-to-date and accessible treatment of the energy-economy-environment problematique available.”