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From Bike-Sharing To Blockchains: Can China Really Go Global?
A conversation with China venture and tech leaders:

Gary Rieschel, Founding Managing Partner, Qiming Venture Partners
Shuonan Chen, General Partner, Agile VC
Florian Bohnert, Head-Global Partnerships, MoBike



Wednesday, December 13, 5:30—8:00PM (with networking reception)
Event Fee: $30 Members, $45 Non-members
Location: 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006

Over the past decade, China tech and venture investment markets have progressed rapidly to rival leading international hubs. Business and technology models that were once built on copying Silicon Valley technology are shifting to leadership and innovation, with Chinese-style bike-sharing contenders even moving to Western markets. China’s venture capital, at $50 billion annually, has risen to U.S. levels. And China claims nearly one-quarter of the total unicorn-financed companies, most of them centered in Beijing.

China’s tech and venture scene is loaded with talent, raw energy and sheer ambition that make the Silicon Valleys of the world look downright sleepy. At the same time, China’s government continues to wrestle with control over cutting-edge technologies such as blockchain (think Bitcoin), which some experts say will revolutionize the way business is done. Will China continue to lead in tech innovation, or fall victim to its own regulations?

Rebecca Fannin, founder/editor of Silicon Dragon Ventures, will moderate the conversation.

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China Institute’s Center for Business offers a plethora of business programs and events that feature CEO’s, top business executives, investment professionals, technology entrepreneurs, and other leading figures having an impact on the U.S.- China business world.

The Center’s programs and events series include: Industry Updates, which provides cutting-edge thinking on a specific industry’s trends; Women in Leadership, which features outstanding women business leaders from Fortune 500 companies as well as rising startups, and luminaries who have a unique take on significant trends in commerce, culture, and society; CEO series, which features top CEO’s from across the globe effecting U.S. – China relations, and our signature China Impact Speakers which features a diverse range experts in their fields, sharing knowledge on how companies are succeeding in China right now. The formats for the series range from interviews and presentations to panel discussions and book signings and provide a unique opportunity for members of the U.S.-China business community to learn, network and exchange ideas.

The Center also holds several Executive Summits throughout the year which bring together leading corporate executives, government officials, investment professionals and entrepreneurs from China and the United States, for future focused discussions on specific U.S.-China business topics. These half-day programs address the rapidly growing need for both business and cross-cultural dialogue among leading business professionals in the United States and China. First held in 2004, Executive Summits provide senior business leaders with an opportunity to network and discuss industry trends.

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From Bike-Sharing To Blockchains: Can China Really Go Global?
December 13, 2017
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