The Chinese and American flags fly on a lamp post along Pennsylvania Avenue near the US Capitol in Washington during then president Hu Jintao’s state visit on January 18, 2011. Photo: Reuters The Chinese and American flags fly on a lamp post along Pennsylvania Avenue near the US Capitol in Washington during then president Hu Jintao’s state visit on January 18, 2011. Photo: Reuters
The Chinese and American flags fly on a lamp post along Pennsylvania Avenue near the US Capitol in Washington during then president Hu Jintao’s state visit on January 18, 2011. Photo: Reuters
Winston Mok
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Winston Mok

How US, China can recover and thrive by being more like each other

  • Despite the abundance of heated rhetoric, the competition between the US and China is not between two political and economic systems
  • The challenges each faces in economic development are similar, as are the levers each has at their disposal to improve the lives of their citizens

The Chinese and American flags fly on a lamp post along Pennsylvania Avenue near the US Capitol in Washington during then president Hu Jintao’s state visit on January 18, 2011. Photo: Reuters The Chinese and American flags fly on a lamp post along Pennsylvania Avenue near the US Capitol in Washington during then president Hu Jintao’s state visit on January 18, 2011. Photo: Reuters
The Chinese and American flags fly on a lamp post along Pennsylvania Avenue near the US Capitol in Washington during then president Hu Jintao’s state visit on January 18, 2011. Photo: Reuters
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Winston Mok

Winston Mok

Winston Mok, a private investor, was previously a private equity investor. He held senior regional positions with EMP Global and GE Capital, and was a McKinsey consultant and initiated its China practice. Winston obtained his bachelor and master degrees from MIT.