Conversations with James Fallows

Atlantic national correspondent James Fallows recently returned to the United States after a three-year assignment in China. During that time, he wrote more than a dozen magazine stories and thousands of blog posts from Asia, and he also published a book, Postcards from Tomorrow Square. For this series, he talks with Damien Ma, research analyst at the Eurasia Group, about the key issues confronting China in the coming decade.

Fallows: 'Don't Fear China'

The Atlantic national correspondent tells a San Francisco audience why Americans should set aside their worries about the RNB and world domination.

More Fallows in China:
The Economy

China's Way Forward

From the April 2009 issue

With the global economy in meltdown, China is in big trouble—in the short term. But the longer-term threat is to America.

Be Nice to the Countries that Lend You Money

From the December 2008 issue

An interview with Gao Xiqing, the man who oversees $200 billion of China's $2 trillion in dollar holdings.

The $1.4 Trillion Question

From the January/February 2008 issue

The Chinese are subsidizing the American way of life. Are we playing them for suckers—or are they playing us?

How to think about the RMB, 'currency manipulation,' and trade war

Posted on March 17, 2010

A framework for understanding China's currency manipulation policies and how they affect global economic recovery.

Krugman, protectionism, and the RMB

Posted on January 2, 2010

Beijing's currency manipulation is bad for China and the world, Krugman finally writes. I agree.

At last there's proof: 44 percent of Americans are crazy

Posted on December 9, 2009

More on those crazy 44 percent of Americans

Posted on December 14, 2009

Nearly half of Americans think China is the world's leading economic power. Here's why that's far from true.

About those Chinese tires

Posted on September 23, 2009

Reactions on Chinese tires

Posted on September 25, 2009

The media is overreacting to an Obama's decision to impose tariffs on imported Chinese tires. This isn't Smoot-Hawley—but it does show that complex global changes are underway.