What the U.S. Can Learn from China: An Open-Minded Guide to Treating Our Greatest Competitor as Our Greatest Teacher Ann Lee provides an unvarnished assessment of China's political economy and governance structure, analyzing the sources of China's success and identifying lessons that can be applied by other governments regardless of ideology. As a Chinese-American who emigrated to the U.S. from Hong Kong at the age of seven, Lee is uniquely situated to help Americans understand how China sees its own society and how to adapt some Chinese practices to benefit the U. S. While not blind to China's shortcomings (her father doesn't even agree with her POV), Lee argues that rather than demonizing China, a more productive use of time and resources is to learn from this rising power in order to maximize the talent of millions of people. Ann Lee is an adjunct professor at New York University, where she teaches finance and economics, and a senior fellow with Demos. She was also a visiting graduate economics professor at Beijing University and an adjunct finance professor at the Lubin School of Business at Pace University. Before that, she was an investment banker and partner at multi-billion dollar hedge fund firms. She has served as a consultant to the Committee of Economic Development and the McKinsey Global Institute.