Speaking on China’s both international and domestic policies, Professor Calhoun describes how the country is learning to be both a geopolitical superpower while trying to build a modern economic and financial system. This double-stacked strategy, however, comes with issues of its own. Calhoun provides a history of China’s previous policies, with Beijing’s foreign policy being cautious, with tremendous economic growth, and America supporting China’s emergence as a new yet unthreatening major player. This outlook, however, started to change once Xi Jinping came to power in 2012, with China’s foreign policies, economic approach, and, eventually, Hong Kong’s security laws having drastically changed.

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George Calhoun is the Director of the Hanlon Financial Systems Center as well as the Founder & Director of the Quantitative Finance Program at the Stevens Institute of Technology. He has spent 25 years in the high-tech segment of the wireless communications industry. He is author of several books on wireless technology, and his new book "Price & Value: A Guide to Equity Market Valuation Metrics" was published this year (2020) by Springer/Apress.