The stated purpose of the Long Institute is to “…develop important relationships between the U.S. and China...” Toward that end the Institute every March publishes the US-China Barometer, a measure of perhaps the most important relationship between countries in the world. The Barometer provides a multidimensional representation of the relationship based on a compilation of most recent and pertinent data.
We have endeavored to collect and present the data objectively by using mostly third-party sources such as the World Bank. Where both American and Chinese sources exist we have discovered some substantial discrepancies – a good example is in Foreign Direct Investment. In the future we will collaborate with our colleagues in China toward determining the best ways to manage such discrepancies.
All the statistics that comprise the Barometer are available in a download available on the Long Institute website. Imbedded in the power-point presentation that you are welcome to download there are brief interpretative notes and the data themselves. PDF version here
We expect and seek your criticism so that we might improve the Barometer in future years. Feel free to comment on our choice of metrics and our own biases that we have had trouble seeing. Please send your comments to John L. Graham at email@example.com.
For additional information CONTACT:
John L. Graham
Professor Emeritus of International Business
The Paul Merage School of Business
John S. & Marilyn Long Institute for U.S.-China Business & Law
University of California, Irvine