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CKGSB Americas: Update on Washington

  • Date: August 13, 2020 8:00 pm
  • Location: Webinar
  • Language: English, with Chinese simultaneous translation

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Join us for this special webinar, featuring Dean Xiang Bing of CKGSB, and Ambassador Craig Allen of US-China Business Council.

US-China Trade and Business Relations are a key focal point as the world works towards an economic recovery post COVID19. The trade and investment frictions that have appeared so prominently in 2020 have of course been exacerbated by the coronavirus. Our discussants will seek to answer the most pressing questions facing business in both countries.

  • Are these current tensions and present environment a “new normal”?
  •  What about the status of the trade agreement? Phase I? Phase 2? 
  • What are the new challenges and opportunities now faced by Chinese companies who want to operate in the US?  US companies operating in China? 
  • Are the problems mainly attributable to the interplay of US domestic policies and concerns about strategic competition between the two countries? 
  • Is there a path forward to return to a steadier state irrespective of the November US and Congressional elections?

Speakers

XIANG Bing

Founding Dean and Dean's Distinguished Chair Professor of China Business and Globalization, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB)

PhD, University of Alberta

Dr. Xiang Bing is the Founding Dean and Dean’s Distinguished Chair Professor of China Business and Globalization at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB). CKGSB is China’s first faculty-governed, independent and private business school with headquarters in Beijing, campuses in Shanghai and Shenzhen and representatives in London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Hong Kong, and Seoul.

He has served as an independent board member of a number of companies (including four Fortune Global 500 companies) listed in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the United States. He is a member of the International Advisory Council of Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC) in Brazil, a member of the Global Advisory Board of Yonsei School of Business in Korea, a member of the International Advisory Council for the Royal Academy of Management (RAM) in Oman, a member of the Advisory Board of Asia House in London and a Counselor for One Young World Summit in Dublin. He was a member of the Board of Trustees for United Way Worldwide (US) from 2011-2017.

Dr. Xiang’s research interests include the reform of state-owned enterprises, innovation and the role of the private sector in China, and economic disruptions. He is a leading authority on China business, innovations in China, globalization of Chinese companies, China’s development models, global implications of China’s transformation, social innovation, economic disruptions, China-US relations, global trade and investment systems and global governance. His writings and cases on these subjects are considered among the most influential in China and beyond.

Dr. Xiang has served as keynote speaker at influential forums and conferences around the world. These events include Columbia China Forum (closing keynote, 2023) Harvard China Forum (closing keynote, 2017; first keynote, 2018; opening keynote, 2019; first keynote, 2023; Harvard University), Morgan Stanley Twenty-first Century Asia Pacific Summit (keynote, 2023, Singapore), SCMP China Conference: USA 2019 (closing keynote, 2019, New York City), FT Banking Summit 2017 (closing keynote, 2017, London), CKGSB-Brookings US-China Forum 2016 (opening keynote & Dialogue with Dr. Henry Kissinger, 2016, New York City) and US Committee of 100 Annual Conference 2016 (opening keynote, 2016, Los Angeles). He has been invited to prestigious webinars such as Bo’ao Dialogue 2020, Asian Leadership Conference 2020, 2022 and 2023 (Seoul, Korea), World Knowledge Forum 2021 (Seoul, Korea) and World Chinese Economic Summit 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020 and 2021.

He has participated in many prominent closed-door conferences, including Ditchley Foundation Annual Forum (2010, 2012, 2018 (First Co-Chairman) and 2021), Yale CEO Summit (2016) and Rome Roundtable (2017—2020 and 2022). He was also an invited speaker for forums such as the World Economic Forum, Bo’ao Forum for Asia and Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum, and for institutions like the Foreign Policy Association (lunch keynote for members of the Board of Trustees, 2018, New York City), Center for Strategic and International Studies (lunch keynote and roundtable panelist, 2018, Washington D.C.) and Pheu Thai Party in Thailand (a special talk for 350 parliament members, 2019, Bangkok).

Dr. Xiang was named the “China Philanthropist of the Year” in 2018, 2020 and 2022 by China Philanthropy Times. He was awarded the “Vanguard for Social Responsibilities” in 2020 by Southern Weekly.

Dr. Xiang received his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Alberta in Canada, and his bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University in China.

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