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Why U.S. Investors Cannot Afford to Ignore China

June 21 @ 17:30 - 20:00

If ever there was a country poised to usurp the United States’ position as the global leader it is China. As the country with the world’s largest population, at roughly 1.4 billion people, a burgeoning economy and a government determined to make the country a global super power, China’s impact on the markets cannot be ignored.

Moderator:

Ann Lee is an internationally recognized leading authority on China’s economic relations and the CEO of Coterie, a new technology investment consortium inspired by its Chairman Dr. Peter Lee, the owner of Henderson Land Development.   She is also a former visiting professor at Peking University and an adjunct professor at New York University where she taught macroeconomics and financial derivatives. She consults with policymakers from Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the U.S. about U.S.-China relations, international finance and trade, and China’s political economy.

In addition to television and radio appearances on MSNBC, Bloomberg, ABC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, Fox Business, NPR, CCTV, the BBC among many others, her op-eds have appeared in such publications as The New York Times,The Financial TimesThe Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Businessweek, Forbes, Harvard Business ReviewThe American Prospect,  The American Banker, the Hong Kong Economic Journal, and China Newsweek.

She has been quoted in hundreds of publications and has been an invited speaker at numerous industry and academic conferences around the world.  A former investment banker in high yield bonds and technology stocks as well as a partner and credit derivatives trader in two multi-billion dollar hedge fund firms, Ann is also the author of the book What the U.S. Can Learn from Chinaan award winning international bestseller, and the book Will China’s Economy Collapse? She is an active member of the Authors Guild and the Pen America Society.

She attended U.C. Berkeley, Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs, and Harvard Business School.

Panelists:

Gordon Chang and Carl Weinberg will discuss key issues regarding China’s current role in world economics –from the potential for a trade war with the U.S., to its low cost of labor and the fact that over the past three decades it has rapidly risen to become, by some measures, the world’s largest economy.

Gordon Chang is a Daily Beast columnist and the author of The Coming Collapse of China and Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes on the World. He is a frequent contributor to publications ranging from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The National Interest, and he appears on CNN, Bloomberg and CNBC, among others.

Dr. Carl Weinberg is the founder of High Frequency Economics and is the independent research firm’s chief economist. He has been praised by Barron’s for his provocative views on the global economies and his deep experience and has a lengthy list of experiences that includes serving as Shearson Lehman Brothers’ senior international economist; working at the OECD in Paris, as a member of the economic forecasting unit; co-authoring the Wharton World Economic Model, while serving as Director of Wharton Econometric Forecasting Associates; and leading a global econometric modeling project at the National Bureau of Economic Research, to name just a few.

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