Business Programs & Events

Rethinking China – China’s Financial Funhouse: Will It All Come Toppling Down?
A conversation with Arthur Kroeber and Zhang Lanlan



Thursday, October 19, 6:00-7:30PM
6:00-6:30PM: Cocktail networking
6:30-7:30PM: Program
Speakers: Arthur Kroeber, Lanlan Zhang
Event Fee: $10 Members, $20 Non-members, $5 Students
Location: 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006

Over the last decade, China has deregulated its financial system at breakneck speed, and debt has more than quadrupled. Banks and a host of non-bank financiers have created dozens of new investment products, catering to savers’ demands for higher returns than they can get on bank deposits. Borrowing by local governments, real estate companies and speculators has soared. Many observers worry that China is heading for a financial crisis, and in March, Chinese regulators began to worry too, launching a fierce crackdown on shadow lending and risky financial practices.

Does China’s financial system really risk a breakdown, or is it simply going through growing pains as it tries to adapt to the more complex financial needs of an increasingly consumer-driven economy? Arthur R. Kroeber, founder of the China-focused Gavekal Dragonomics research service, and editor of China Economic Quarterly, will discuss his latest report on China’s financial system in conversation with Zhang Lanlan, President of CICC NY. Dorinda Elliott, director of the Center for Business, will moderate the conversation.

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Rethinking China – Surveying the Post-Party Congress Investment Landscape: Is the Boom Over or About to Restart? A conversation with China expert and economist Dan Rosen

This event is cancelled


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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Upcoming Business Programs

Rethinking China – China’s Financial Funhouse: Will It All Come Toppling Down? A conversation with Arthur Kroeber and Zhang Lanlan
October 19, 2017
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Rethinking China – Surveying the Post-Party Congress Investment Landscape: Is the Boom Over or About to Restart? A conversation with China expert and economist Dan Rosen
October 25, 2017
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Past Programs