Category: Global Collaboration

“One Belt, One Road: Risks, Challenges and Opportunities for US Companies”: Speaker Presentations from The Carter Center China Program’s OBOR event

On March 2, 2017, The Carter Center’s China Program hosted an event discussing the theme of “One Belt One Road: Risks, Challenges, and Opportunities for US Companies”. Dr Yawei LIU, the director of the China Program and the moderator of the event, and Mr. Ralph CHOW, the Regional Director of the Americas at the Hong Kong Trade Development Council began the event with some introductory remarks. Following this, a panel discussion and Q&A session was held with Mr. Deyou TIAN, Minister Counselor at the Washington Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Nicholas KWAN, Director of Research at the...

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One Belt One Road Challenges and Opportunities

Dr. Da Hsuan Feng is and internationally renowned speaker, and the the special assistant director of the University of Macau. By trade a professor of Physics, Dr. Feng lends his unique perspective to the Chinese One Belt One Road initiative. Below you will find a video of a lecture he gave at Stony Brook University in New York on the topic.  One Belt One Road Challenges and Opportunities  ...

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With TPP On The Ropes, What Next For Regional Trade In The Asia-Pacific?

True to form, US President Donald Trump has upheld his election promise to withdraw the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a regional trade deal between 12 Asia-Pacific countries that, if implemented, would be the largest and most ambitious trade deal to date. However, with US withdrawal the deal is unlikely to survive, at least in its current form, providing an opportunity for the second-largest economy of the region, China, to capitalise on this opening to its advantage. But firstly, what is (or more likely was) the TPP, and why was it so significant? Concluded between 12 states in...

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New Kid On The Block: The Asian Infrastructure Bank

Since their ascension into the U.N and acceptance into the World Bank and World Trade organization, China has striven to take a greater role in the international community. One such mechanism for which the Chinese are undertaking to achieve this endeavor is the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), an international financing institution which differs from the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) due to its sole focus is on infrastructure. As of its official founding on January 16th 2016, the 57 contributing member countries to the AIIB have raised over 100 billion dollars of authorized capital between them,...

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U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission Monitors Chinese-led Takeovers in America

Chinese state-owned companies are “buying up foreign businesses at a record rate this year.”  This has alarmed the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, which was set up by Congress to help monitor U.S.-China relations.  It has accused Beijing of “using its huge state-owned enterprises (SOEs) as tools to advance national security goals.”  Treating this as a national security issue, the Commission is urging the country to be more vigilant of these Chinese takeovers happening on domestic soil.  The Commission recommends Congress to review the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to essentially bar Chinese SOEs...

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SR: The Week’s China Reads

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Every week, China Program’s Senior Advisor Dr. Robert A. Kapp compiles a reading list and provides commentary, for you to better understand China.

Robert A. Kapp is senior advisor to the China Program at the Carter Center. He has been principal of Robert A. Kapp and Associates, a business consulting firm, since 2004. From 1994 through 2004 he served as President of the United States-China Business Council…