Business Programs & Events

Rethinking China: Can China Lead in the Age of De-Globalization?


Thursday, October 5, 6:00 – 8:00PM
6:00PM: Cocktail networking
6:30PM: Program begins
Speaker Name: William C. Kirby
Event Fee: $10 Members, $20 Non-members, $5 Students
Location: 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006

China has risen in recent decades through its engagement with the world. How will a de-globalizing world affect China and the rest of us? Harvard Business School Professor William Kirby, a historian and expert on Chinese business, will explore China’s potential in power, infrastructure, entrepreneurship, and education in this moment of apparent American retreat. Kirby’s most recent book is “Can China Lead?: Reaching the Limits of Power and Growth” (Harvard Business School Press). Kirby will examine China’s options and opportunities in the era of Brexit, Trump, and Xi Jinping, and of growing authoritarian nationalism across the globe. Dorinda Elliott, director of the China Institute Center for Business, will moderate a Q&A following Kirby’s presentation.

Kirby is the Spangler Family Professor at Harvard Business School and the Chang Professor of China Studies at Harvard University. He chairs the Harvard China Fund and the Harvard Center Shanghai, and served as dean of Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences. He has authored more than 40 HBS cases on contemporary Chinese business.

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Balancing Act: Can the South China Morning Post Thrive Under China’s Watchful Eye? – A live Sinica Podcast


Monday, October 9, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Event Fee: $10 Members, $20 Non-members, $5 Students
Location: 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006

Join us for a live recording of the Sinica Podcast, the premiere podcast on current affairs in China, with hosts Kaiser Kuo and Jeremy Goldkorn. Our special guest will be Gary Liu, CEO of the South China Morning Post. A veteran of the tech world — he was formerly CEO of Digg and head of Spotify Labs —Gary has brought a new approach to the venerable paper since his tenure began in January. We’ll talk about how the paper can navigate the familiar challenges that newspapers around the world face, coupled with Alibaba’s ownership and pressures from Beijing. The podcast recording will be followed by moderated Q&A from the audience.

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From Han Emperors to Jewelry Connoisseurs: Unveiling the Mysteries of Jade


Tuesday, October 10, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
6:00: Gallery viewing
6:30: Program begins
Speaker Name: Mr. Keziah Chan
Event Fee: Free for Members, $10 Non-members
Location: 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006

Why is jade so important in Chinese culture—from art to mythology and vernacular tradition? In the Han Dynasty, only royalty was allowed to deal with jade, and emperors were buried in jade suits intended to preserve their lives for eternity. Through the centuries, Chinese babies have worn jade amulets to protect them from harm and evil forces. And today, jade jewelry is treasured more than ever as a valuable and beautiful asset. Mr. Keziah Chan, manager of Lao Feng Xiang Jewelry, the venerable Hong Kong jeweler with a store on Fifth Avenue, is one of the world’s experts on the precious stone. Come hear him explain jade through the millennia—from historical traditions to how to recognize and analyze the value of various jade types today.

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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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