Act II. At full tilt: Where imbalances matter most
A Skype interview with Hu Shuli
Editor-in-Chief, Caixin Media
Interviewer: John Micklethwait
Editor-in-Chief, The Economist
John Micklethwait is Editor-in-Chief of The Economist. Before that he edited the US section of the newspaper (1999 - 2006) and ran the New York Bureau for two years, having edited the Business Section of the newspaper for the previous four years. His other roles have included setting up The Economist's office in Los Angeles, where he worked from 1990 - 1993 and being Media Correspondent.
He has covered business and politics from the United States, Latin America, Continental Europe, Southern Africa and most of Asia. He is a frequent broadcaster and has appeared on CNN, ABC News, BBC, Start the Week and NPR. He is the co-author of The Witch Doctors, A Future Perfect: the Challenge and Hidden Promise of Globalisation, The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea and The Right Nation, a study of conservatism in America, with Adrian Wooldridge, also an Economist journalist.
Hu Shuli is editor-in-chief of Caixin Media, editor-in-chief for the weekly magazine Caixin Century, and dean of the School of Communication and Design at Sun Yat-sen University. Internationally recognized for her achievements in journalism, Hu was listed on the Top 100 Influential People in 2011 by TIME magazine. Under her leadership, the editorial team of Caixin Media won the 2011 Shorenstein Journalism Award by Stanford University. She was named by Foreign Policy as one of Top 100 Global Thinkers in 2009 and 2010. She received the 2007 Louis Lyons Award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism from the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University. In 2006, Hu was called the most powerful commentator in China by the Financial Times, and The Wall Street Journal cited her as one of the Ten Women to Watch in Asia.
Hu Shuli, editor-in-chief of Caixin Media, voices her concern about China's move towards allowing the state to play a bigger roll in the economy. Shuli calls the shift away from market privatization the "biggest challenge" facing China.