Sara Hsu is an Associate Professor of Economics at the State University of New York at New Paltz, and has published over six books and 15 journal articles on the Chinese economy and financial sector. Among them is one of the only English-language books on Chinese informal finance, Informal Finance in China: American and Chinese Perspectives, as well as one of the only Chinese-language books on Chinese shadow banking. Her work appears in The Diplomat, the Nikkei Asian Review, East Asia Forum, China Brief, and China World. She earned her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Utah and B.A. from Wellesley College.
Gene-edited babies, CRISPR, and China’s changing ethical landscape
This week on Sinica, Kaiser and Jeremy chat with Christina Larson, a science and technology reporter for the Associated Press, about a major story that her team broke: the Chinese scientist Hè Jiànkuí 贺建奎 announcement that he had edited the genes of embryos conceived in vitro, and that twin girls had been born, making them […]
A worker waters the flowers and plants in front of the local government building in Qingdao, Shandong Province, on the October 1 National Day. In the background, the Chinese propaganda characters can be translated as “[Xi Jinping] Thought on Socialism With Chinese Characteristics for a New Era” and “Striving for the Great Rejuvenation of the Chinese Dream.”