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Powerful, Different, Equal (Part 1)

Peter Walker on the misconceptions between China and the US and how to overcome them

By Xie Yi Updated Jun.30

Peter Walker, a former senior partner at McKinsey, has visited China over 80 times during his decades-long career and gained first-hand experience of the country by meeting with business leaders, government officials, regulators and experts, as well as everyday Chinese.  

Walker said the more he visited China, the more he became aware of the disconnection between his immediate observations in the country and the negative portrayal in the West.  

Those visits led to his latest book, Powerful, Different, Equal: Overcoming the Misconceptions and Differences Between China and the US

In an interview with NewsChina, Walker touches on issues about China-US relations that his book addresses, and discusses the misunderstandings between the two countries and how to overcome them.