China Economy: Expert Available

Newswise — Economist Barry Naughton " holder of the Sokwanlok Chair of Chinese International Affairs at the University of California, San Diego School of International Relations and Pacific Studies " is available for comment.

An authority on the Chinese economy, Naughton specializes in issues relating to industry, trade finance and China's transition to a market economy. Recent research focuses on regional economic growth in the People's Republic of China and the relationship between foreign trade and investment and regional growth.

He can provide commentary on economic reform in Chinese cities (including industry, employment and finance issues); on economic interactions among China, Taiwan and Hong Kong; and on trade and trade disputes between China and the United States.