Jia-Chen Fu, REALC
“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.
“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.
Jim Beach, McGraw-Hill best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio host
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.
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.