2019 Programs

Digital Silk Road: Will China Dominate the Global Internet?

Monday, January 7, 6:00–7:30 PM
Speakers: Winston Ma, Clay Shirky
Event Fee: Members $5; Non-Members $12; Students $8
Location: 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006

China is promoting technology investment in the developing world—helping to spur economic development. But what does that mean for U.S. technology companies? Will China and its companies ultimately dominate the global internet? Winston Ma, author of a new book on China’s digital development, will join Clay Shirky, leading voice on the internet’s social impact, to reveal the lesser-known path of China’s ambition in ascending to the super power in the digital world.

Global Council Roundtable

Asia’s ultimate dealmaker and author of “Out of the Gobi” shares his story and secrets of how to profit from a rising China


Tuesday, January 15
Speakers: Weijian Shan, Group Chairman & CEO, Managing Partner, PAGAC
Private Event

Asia’s ultimate dealmaker and author of Out of the Gobi shares his story and secrets of how to profit from a rising China

Weijian Shan is Group Chairman and CEO of PAGAC. In the 12 years before he joined PAG, he was a senior partner at TPG and co-managing partner of Newbridge Capital before its integration with TPG. Previously, Shan was a Managing Director of JP Morgan, concurrently serving as its Chief China Representative. He was Assistant Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His other former employers include the World Bank and law firm Graham & James in San Francisco.
Shan received his PhD and MA from University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), and an MBA from University of San Francisco. He studied at Beijing Institute of Foreign Trade (now named the University of International Business and Economics) and also taught there as a faculty member.

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