Center For Business
U.S.-China Tech Battle: Huawei and the Fight for Dominance in Wireless Technology
Come hear Andy Purdy, Chief Security Officer, Huawei Technologies USA, and U.S. security and tech experts discuss U.S.-China tech competition, the race for 5G, and the current U.S. government policy on Huawei Technologies, the world’s largest telecom equipment maker and China’s largest telephone-network equipment maker.
The U.S. Justice Department is pressing for the extradition of Huawei CFO Wanzhou Meng, who is under arrest in Canada at the request of the U.S. over alleged Iran sanctions violations, and is pressuring U.S. companies – and U.S. allies around the world — to stop both selling to Huawei and purchasing its products. Are there serious security issues at play? To what extent is U.S. policy driven by global competition and the race for 5G dominance? Is the “free” internet facing an existential threat posed by a powerful Chinese player?
The New Normal: The perils of being a Chinese scientist or engineer in the U.S.
Thursday, June 27, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
U.S. government concerns about alleged intellectual property theft are driving what feels to many Chinese scientists and engineers like a witch-hunt. A string of actions—the arrest of Chinese-born American scientists, the firing of several others and closure of their labs, frequent FBI calls and visits to many individuals without any charge, and a tightened visa process for Chinese STEM students—have shocked the Chinese science and technology community, raising concerns about racial profiling. What is the new reality for the Chinese science and technology community? And how to legally navigate the storm? Is it okay to do research both here in the U.S. and also in China? What is the guideline for academic and entrepreneurial exchange and cooperation? Is the U.S. government being paranoid, or are the spying concerns valid? Join Temple University Professor Xiaoxing Xi, who was charged with spying by the Justice Department (the charge was dropped and he is suing the FBI), Peter Zeidenberg, partner at Arent Fox LLP, Aaron Wolfson, former prosecutor and current partner at King & Wood Mallesons law firm, Ruth Jin, founding partner of Jin & Koppell PLLC, and Yiguang Ju, Robert Porter Patterson Professor and the Director of Sustainable Energy Program at Princeton University for a timely discussion of the perils of being a Chinese scientist or engineer in the U.S.
U.S.-China Trade: The Outlook for 2019
Tuesday, February 19, 5:30–8:30 PM
731 Lexington Avenue, 28th floor
Bloomberg’s Pan-Asian Community in partnership with China Institute and The Chinese Finance Association invite you to a conversation on the outlook for U.S.-China trade relations in 2019.
Please join us for a panel discussion between experts who will provide their perspective on the policies, economics and investment impact that will shape the U.S. – China trade relationship in 2019 and beyond.
A Lunar New Year reception will follow.
5:30 PM – 6:00 PM: Guest arrival & Registration
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Panel Discussion
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM: Reception
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
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.