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Oct
18
Fri
China Breakfast Briefing 2019 @ Atlanta Metro Chamber
Oct 18 @ 7:15 am – 9:30 am

Join the China Research Center, the Georgia State University Confucius Institute, the Chinese Business Association of Atlanta at the Metro Atlanta Chamber for the 2019 China Breakfast Briefing!

Date & Time:
Friday, October 18th, 2019 from 7:15am – 9:30am
7:15am: Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00am: Program Begins

Location:
Metro Atlanta Chamber
191 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 3400
Atlanta, Ga 30303

Free Event
(Parking is not included)

Moderated by: Dr. Penelope Prime, Clinical Professor of International Business, Institute of International Business, Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, and Founding Director of the China Research Center

Panelists:
Charles Pinkham III, Senior Vice President of Development, Portman Holdings
Jian Ni, President of the Chinese Business Association of Atlanta and Alpha Group International, and Chief Operating Officer of Forest Lighting
Dr. Li Qi, Professor of Economics, Agnes Scott College
Ryan Sweeney, Chief Manufacturing Officer and Senior Vice President of Celios Advanced Air Technologies
John Woodward, Senior Director, Global Commerce, Metro Atlanta Chamber

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Oct
27
Sun
USCPF Fall Forum: U.S.-China Relations in Flux: Political & Economic Perspectives @ Teasley Lecture Hall, Agnes Scott College
Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

US-China Relations

The Atlanta Chapter of the U.S.-China People’s Friendship Association invites you to join in this timely discussion of U.S.-China Relations.

Speakers:

Dr. Yawei Liu, Director of the China Program at The Carter Center and Associate Director of the China Research Center

Dr. Penelope Prime, Clinical Professor of International Business, GSU, and Founding Director of the China Research Center

Free and open to the public.

USCPFA Forum 2019 (1)

Oct
31
Thu
Distinguished Speaker Series: Contemporary Progressive Confucianism on American Society @ White Hall, Emory University
Oct 31 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Distinguished Speaker Series
Robert C. Neville, Boston University

Nov
8
Fri
China Colloquium: Redefine the Self: the Emergence of Buddhist Family Ethics in Early Twentieth Century China @ Modern Languages Building, Emory University
Nov 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

China Colloquium
Wei Wu, Religion

Nov
14
Thu
Religious, Social and Political Values of Chinese Christians @ The Clary Theater
Nov 14 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Religious, Social and Political Values of Chinese Christians @ The Clary Theater | Atlanta | Georgia | United States

A public lecture by Professor Yang Zhong

Co-sponsored by the Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy of The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the School of History and Sociology at Georgia Tech

Based on questionnaires and extensive interviews, this lecture attempts to shed some empirical and comparative light on the religiosity and socio-political values of Chinese Christians. The study reveals that Chinese Christians have relatively high levels of religiosity in both believing and behaving aspects.  Chinese Christians in the study also turn out to be rather conservative in their social values, more so than the general population in China and Christians in the United States. With regard to their political values, majority of the Chinese Christians in the study are strong supporters of democratic values and civil liberties. It is further found that the religious values of Chinese Christians are positively related to their socio-political values. More religiously fundamentalist Christians tend to hold more socially conservative values and more supportive of democratic values. Findings from the study are revealing and carry implications for development of civil society in China.

Dr. Yang Zhong is Professor at the Department of Political Science of the University of Tennessee, U.S.A. He is also the Director of Public Opinion Research Center at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Dr. Zhong’s main research and teaching interests include Chinese local governance, urban studies in China and Chinese political culture. He has published over 60 scholarly articles and book chapters, authored three books and co-edited several books.

Parking is available in Visitor Area 1 across North Avenue.
For additional information, contact Chris McDermott chris.mcdermott@gatech.edu

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Nov
15
Fri
China Colloquium: Keep Calm and Carry On: Emotional Stability in Wartime China @ Modern Languages Building, Emory University
Nov 15 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

China Colloquium
Jia-Chen Fu, REALC

Jan
24
Fri
Annual Lecture: Dr. Barry Naughton on Innovation in China @ Georgia Tech @ Georgia Institute of Technology, Bill Moore Student Success Center, Suites A&B
Jan 24 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

“China’s Great Gamble: Can the Chinese Government Create a Technological Superpower?”

ABSTRACT: In its effort to maintain high-speed growth, China has stepped up government steerage and investment in high-tech industry.  Increasingly, this has meant gambling on a new wave of untested technologies: artificial intelligence, 5G broadband communication, autonomous vehicles and smart robotics.  This expensive and risky strategy has aggravated conflict with the United States, and given China an enormous opportunity to fail.  However, if it succeeds, China will emerge as a new kind of power, showing off its new model as an alternative to American capitalism.

BIO: Barry Naughton is the So Kwanlok Professor at the School of Global Policy and Strategy, University of California, San Diego.  Naughton’s work on the Chinese economy focuses on market transition; industry and technology; foreign trade; and political economy. His first book, Growing Out of the Plan, won the Ohira Prize in 1996, and a new edition of his popular survey and textbook, The Chinese Economy: Adaptation and Growth, appeared in 2018.

Venue: Georgia Institute of Technology, The Bill Moore Student Success Center, President’s Suite A & B (next to the stadium); visitor parking available on North Avenue.

Free and open to the public.

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Feb
6
Thu
Changing Landscapes Between U.S. & China: 2020 Chinese New Year Business Forum @ City Springs
Feb 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Chinese New Year Business Forum @ City Springs, Terrace Meeting Room
Feb 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

“Changing Landscapes between U.S. & China: Chinese New Year Business Forum”

Hosted and organized by the World Trade Center Atlanta, the Chinese Business Association of Atlanta, and the Georgia State University Confucius Institute

Sponsored by the China Research Center

Ticket price includes one beverage and heavy hors d’oeuvres during the reception.

Panelists from top Chinese, U.S., and Atlanta businesses will speak on the changing business landscapes between the U.S. and China.

Moderated by:

Jim Beach, McGraw-Hill best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio host

Keynote Speaker:

Todd Harris, Co-Founder of HiRez Studios

Mr. Harris co-founded Hi-Rez Studios, one of the largest video game studios in the Southeast with a worldwide publishing cooperation agreement with Tencent. He is currently Chairman of the Atlanta Esports Alliance, Founder & CEO of Skillshot Media, an esports infrastructure and solution company, and was recognized by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as Most Admired CEO in 2019.

Panelists:

Tony Hilliard, SVP, Marketing Executive, Global Commercial Banking, Bank of America

Mr. Hilliard leads Georgia’s Global Commercial Banking business serving current and prospective clients and middle market companies with annual revenues of $50M to $2B. Tony has also served on multiple boards in Atlanta, including the Metro Atlanta Chamber and presently with the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.

Larry Reed, CEO, ZKTeco USA

Mr. Reed is a 15-year veteran in the biometrics industry. He’s currently CEO of ZKTeco USA, headquartered in Alpharetta, GA. ZKTeco USA is a subsidiary of ZKTeco, the world’s largest supplier of biometric readers used primarily in time & attendance and physical access control applications. ZKTeco factories are located in China, Mexico and soon in Alpharetta, Ga.

Eric Xue, CEO of DEZHU

Mr. Xue founded DEZHU US in Atlanta in 2012. Since then, DEZHU US has steadily grown into a powerhouse in real estate investment, development and management. In 2019, the portfolio of the firm reaches $800 million. As a co-owner, he sits on the firm’s Executive Committee, serves as the CEO of the firm and managing all the strategies and operations of the firm. DEZHU is headquartered in Hangzhou, China.

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Feb
13
Thu
America’s Arsenal in a Trade War with China @ Nunn Conference Room, Habersham Building
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

A Discussion Over Coffee with Yan Bennett

Please RSVP with Chris McDermott at chris.mcdermott@gatech.edu.

Trump is making good on his campaign promises, from tax cuts to repealing Obamacare.  One of his promises included that he would stop China from perpetrating “one of the greatest thefts in the world” by threatening a trade war with China through various legal mechanisms.  This talk will outline America’s current trade assault on China with a brief synapsis of the most current status of negotiations.  I will then compare this trade war to previous attempts, and assess whether such efforts ultimately succeed or fail.  It also evaluates the business negotiation techniques used by President Trump and whether such theatrics will alleviate the trade imbalance between the United States and China, decrease the use of unfair trade practices, and make America great again.

Yan Bennett is the Assistant Director for the Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China. She most recently worked at the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program (now Columbia-Harvard China and the World Program) at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs where she served as the Assistant Director from 2009-2015. Before coming to Princeton, Bennett was a foreign service officer with the U.S. Department of State and served overseas in China and Bosnia-Herzegovina. In China, she served as vice consul and had the opportunity to report on U.S. corporate labor practices, intellectual property issues, and the results of a municipal election in Guangdong Province. In Bosnia, Bennett served as special assistant to the ambassador and supported senior staff in achieving foreign policy and national security objectives. She has received awards for superior performance from the State Department, including a personal commendation from Secretary Powell. Bennett teaches diplomatic studies at George Washington University as an adjunct professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs.  In her course, her students learn the interaction of law and diplomacy, as well as the structure of domestic and international law.

Co-sponsored by the China Research  Center

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