Share this on Twitter Share this on Facebook Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Sina Weibo Share this on Wechat Share this on LinkedIn Nicholas R. Lardy always has the data. He has been tracking China's economy for decades and detailing the country's growth, reforms and developments in books such as China's Unfinished Economic Revolution (1998), Markets over Mao: The Rise of Private Business in China (2014) and The State Strikes Back: The End of Economic Reform in China? (2019). After stints at the University of Washington and Yale, Lardy found a home first at the Brookings Institution, and then, in 2003, at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. When others are debating China's rise and its global influence, Lardy is parsing the figures, painting portraits of the evolution of the country's economic system. What follows is a lightly edited Q&A about how China's recovery from Covid-19, despite a trade war and constant bickering with the U.S., has resulted in an even more formidable economic power. Nicholas LardyIllustration by Kate Copeland The U.S. has waged a trade war with China for much Subscribe or login to read the rest. Subscribers get full access to: Exclusive longform investigative journalism, Q&As, news and analysis, and data on Chinese business elites and corporations. We publish China scoops you won't find anywhere else. A weekly curated reading list on China from David Barboza, Pulitzer Prize-winning former Shanghai correspondent for The New York Times. A daily roundup of China finance, business and economics headlines. We offer discounts for groups, institutions and students. Go to our Subscriptions page for details.