Response to the blocking of Unirule delegation from leaving China

The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies is pleased to host a visiting delegation of leading scholars from the Unirule Institute of Economics this week for a series of roundtable discussions and public events to mark 40 Years of Opening and Reform.

We are disappointed to hear that the delegation leader, Sheng Hong, and other delegation members were prevented from leaving China to attend this week’s events. Conversations like these are an important form of exchange between the United States and China, which is vital in a time of growing tension between our two countries.