Understanding Contemporary China
Yawei Liu, Senior Advisor on China, Carter Center
Guanming Fang Ray, Deputy General Counsel, Priority Technology Holdings
Dr. Edward Yihuai Wang, Georgia State University
Sebastian van der Vegt, Untold Communications
Four decades after China emerged from Maoist isolation, the country remains an enigma to many policy makers, academics, and businesspeople. To help better understand modern day China, please join us for an hour long, interactive conversation with three leading China experts who have spent all or part of their upbringing in China.
Aided and empowered by the digital revolution, China seems to have emerged from the COVID-19 crisis stronger than ever. As Mark Schneider, the global boss of the world’s biggest food company, Nestle, famously remarked, “If you want to see the future, look at China.” Yet, rosy as its outlook is, it also faces numerous challenges and barriers to its continued growth, including an aging population, reliance on foreign technology, and limited success of its multinationals in the United States.
Join us as we seek to gain insights into the legal, political, and business environment of modern-day China. We’ll explore topics such as China’s COVID diplomacy, its belt and road initiative, large state-owned enterprises, local politics, its continuing rivalry with the United States, and many more!
1. Gain insights into the paradoxes of modern day, contemporary China: its politics, legal system, and its business environment.
2. Learn more about how the digital revolution is empowering China’s growth, both inside and outside of the country.
3. Better understand the challenges China faces as it marches towards becoming the biggest economy in the world, including the struggles of Chinese companies as they venture abroad.