“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.
A Discussion Over Coffee with Yan Bennett
Please RSVP with Chris McDermott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
A Discussion Over Lunch with Lo Chih-Chiang
Please RSVP with Jessica Palacios at email@example.com.
Cross-Taiwan Strait relations have moved from a period of peace, stability, and trust in 2008-2016 to a period of instability, mistrust, and mounting tension since 2016. President Ma Ying-jeou’s Mainland China policy mitigated rivalry and hostility, but his alleged “pro-China” image gradually eroded his power base and popularity. President Tsai Ing-wen reversed President Ma’s Mainland China policy, and with the help of Hong Kong’s anti-extradition protest, President Tsai and the Democratic Progressive Party successfully built an image as the guardian of democracy and protector of Taiwan’s identity and dignity. The talk will conclude with a discussion on the uncharted waters facing cross-strait relations that are full of deep hostility and undercurrents of mistrust against the backdrop of unpredictable developments in the U.S.-China relations.
Lo Chih-Chiang is a member of the Taipei City Council. In 2012-2013, he was the deputy secretary-general to then-Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou. In 2010-2011, he was the spokesperson of Taiwan’s Presidential Office. He was also the deputy chief executive officer of Ma’s re-election campaign in 2011-2012. He was a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School from 2015 to 2016.
The event is sponsored by the Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy and the China Research Center.
A China Research Center Lecture on the New Coronavirus
Disease Prevention and Control in China: Bull’s nose ring or tail?
By Dr. Zhuo (Adam) Chen
Wednesday, March 4th, 2020, 12:30-1:45
Student Center Room 321
Georgia Institute of Technology
350 Ferst Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30332
With cities in lockdown and tens of thousands of patients in intensive care units in China because of the novel coronavirus outbreak in mid-February, 2020, disease prevention and control has again been put into spotlight, albeit unwanted. This presentation will discuss China’s disease control prevention systems, its evolution over time, and its key components and structure. The presentation will offer some food for thoughts on how effective China’s health systems is in responding to the outbreak and policy recommendations.
Dr. Zhuo (Adam) Chen is Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management, College of Public Health, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA; and Li Dak Sum Chair Professor in Health Economics and Co-Director, Centre for Health Economics, School of Economics, University of Nottingham Ningbo China. He was a senior health economist with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and a recipient of the CDC Excellence in Social and Behavioral Science Research Award before joining the UGA faculty in 2017. Dr. Chen served as the President of the Asian Pacific Islander Employees of CDC/ATSDR during 2014-2016 and was awarded the Civilian Award of Excellence in Diversity by the Federal Asian Pacific American Council in 2016.
By John Krige, Kranzberg Professor, School of History and Sociology
In April 2018, a U.S. Congressional Subcommittee spent a full afternoon discussing whether Chinese students at U.S. universities were bona fide scholars or were spying for the Beijing government. Charges that the openness of the American research system was being exploited by communist rivals were commonplace in the McCarthy era, and in the Reagan years; they have reached new heights with the current administration. This talk will place these fears in historical perspective, emphasizing the singular importance the United States places on controlling access to advanced scientific and technological knowledge in pursuit of global ‘leadership.’ The countermeasures taken by the Trump administration, specifically targeted at Chinese nationals, cannot simply be brushed aside as temporary moves by a president who thrives on confrontation. The U.S. is not simply in the midst of a ‘trade war’ with China; it is also engaged in a conflict over scientific and technological pre-eminence. Any U.S. administration — and indeed every American research university — will have to devise measures to deal with the threat that China poses to the U.S.’s knowledge-based national and economic security. However, at what cost to traditional values of openness and of academic freedom?
Dr. John Krige is a historian of science and technology and the Kranzberg Professor in the School of History and Sociology at Georgia Tech. He also holds a Regents Professorship granted by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. Dr. Krige has been awarded numerous honors and fellowships at prestigious institutions; most recently, he is the Francis Bacon Fellow at Caltech (2019-20). Dr. Krige is a prolific author, among many of his publication is his recent book, Sharing Knowledge, Shaping Europe: US Technological Collaboration and Non-Proliferation (MIT Press, 2016).
China Goes Global 14th annual conference
Call for Papers
14 th China goes Global Conference
August 05 – August 07, 2020 – Vancouver, Canada
Simon Fraser University
CfP (2020 call for papers)
The 14th Annual China goes GlobalTM conference will be held at will be held at beautiful Vancouver, Simon Fraser University, Beedie School of Business, in Vancouver, Canada.
We encourage paper writers, panel presenters, book authors, professionals, representative of firms and PhD students studying China’s globalization to submit their work on our website (http://www.chinagoesglobal.org/conference/paper-submission).
The rise of China is nothing less than spectacular, lifting millions of people out of poverty, modernizing the economy, and building a world class infrastructure. At the same time, China has built a network of economic and political links via the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and has developed plans to become a world leader in key technological areas, dubbed the Made in China 2025. At the same time, the emergence of China as an economic power has created uncertainties regarding global governance while its state-led development model has challenged orthodox thinking regarding the role of the state.
We seek to understand the globalization of China’s political economy through research from a multi-disciplinary (business, economics, politics, etc.), multi-method (qualitative/quantitative) and multi-level analyses (people, firms, industries, regions, global). Best papers from past conferences have been published as Special Issues and Edited Books in the past.
See, for example: China’s Belt and Road Initiative (Palgrave, 2018) https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783319754345
Please submit your paper through our online submission system no later than March 2020. Papers should follow the author style and referencing guide provided on the conference website. By submitting a paper, all authors also agree to review up to 3 papers, and at least one author agrees to attend the conference.
Deadline for paper submission: March 15, 2020
Paper acceptance/rejection: April 30, 2020
Revised paper submission: May 30, 2020
As in past years, several points of distinction will mark this year’s conference:
Special Issue: A special issue from the conference will be published by the International Journal of Emerging Markets, an Emerald journal that is indexed and ranked by Scopus and ABS. Articles from past Special Issues have achieved a high number of downloads and citations. (see: http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=ijoem)
Keynoters: This year’s keynoters will be among the foremost experts in emerging markets.
We will utilize both an academic and a practitioner to keynote. For a list of previous keynoters, see: http://www.chinagoesglobal.org/past-conferences/previous-key-noters/
Doctoral consortium: a doctoral paper development program will be given to early-career researchers, with the purpose of helping them publish the ideas/papers in a top peer-reviewed journal.
Local Attractions: There will be some local tours to internationalizing companies and/or institutions.Vancouver is a great tourist destination as well. See here for an introduction: https://tourismvancouver.box.com/s/447b4ojsncwqc4mbkalw1ez1r92ct01q
Awards: A number of awards will be given to recognize excellent contributions, including best paper, best reviewer, and best PhD paper awards.
Ilan ALON, School of Business and Law, Universitetet i Agder, Norway
Julian CHANG, PwC China, Shanghai, China
Christoph LATTEMANN, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
John R. MCINTYRE, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Francesca SPIGARELLI, University of Macerata, Italy
William Hua WANG, emlyon business school, France & China
Wenxian ZHANG, Rollins College, USA (Conference Chair/Host)
Daniel Shapiro – firstname.lastname@example.org
Jing Li – email@example.com
Call for Tracks [2020 Call for Track]
14th China goes Global Conference –
We call on the past members of the Chinese Globalization Association (CGA) to join us as track chairs and propose new tracks in their particular fields of interest.
Track Chair Rights and Responsibilities
There might be co-chairs in each track. At least one of the co-chairs should be designated as the primary contact person, and should plan to attend the conference. The responsibilities of the track chairs will be to:
- Suggest new tracks
- Liaise with the program chair on all matters that concern CGG 2020
- Promote the track submissions to ensure an adequate participation
- Develop a list of potential reviewers for the track
- Recommend best papers in the track
- Chair a session in the track
Evaluation of Track proposals
Each proposal will be evaluated by the program committee. Decisions will be based on (a) the overall
merit of the proposal, and (b) the significance of the topic to CGG.
Approved track chairs will benefit from a reduced registration fee (US380 dollars), together with a group of at least 4 presenters that he/she would recruit to the panel.
Track proposals should be e-mailed to Francesca Spigarelli firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible, but no later than February 1, 2020. Notifications of acceptance or rejection of proposed tracks will be sent out in February 15th, 2020. Accepted tracks will be included in the call for papers.
We look forward to receiving your CGG 2020 track proposals!
The 14th Annual China goes GlobalTM conference will be held at beautiful Vancouver, Simon Fraser University, Beedie School of Business.
Within the pre-conference events, a Doctoral paper development program will be given to early-career researchers, with the purpose of helping them publish the ideas/papers in top peer-reviewed journals.
During the Doctoral Consortium, selected PhD candidates will have the opportunity to attend special speeches by academics and also discuss their work with professors and experts.
The following speakers have already confirmed their participation:
- Ilan Vertinsky (see https://www.sauder.ubc.ca/people/ilan-vertinsky), Area Editor of The Journal of International Business Studies, will talk about the publication process;
- Ilan Alon (see https://www.uia.no/en/kk/profil/ilana), Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Emerging Markets and the European Journal of International Management, will talk about how to write for peer review journals.
Other speakers will be invited.
To apply for the Doctoral Consortium, each PhD student needs to send a 2 pages proposal based on Pfaff’s Research Template (http://pitchingresearch.com/guide.html) where main points, contribution, literature, theory, preliminary results are presented.
Each 3 students will be assigned to 2 mentors for deeper discussion to improve their ideas, quality of research and scientific approach.
PhD candidates who wish to submit their request to join the Doctoral consortium are required to send to email@example.com – by March 15th – the 2 pages template.
Selected candidates will receive confirmation of their participation to the Doctoral Consortium by March 30th.
Indeed, Phd Students might also want to submit their papers to the main Conference at: http://www.chinagoesglobal.org/conference/paper-submission
The Fifth Young Scholars Forum on US-China Relations
Organized by The Carter Center, Peking University, the Global Times &
China Public Diplomacy Association
April 24-26, 2020
In 2020, the Fifth Young Scholars Forum on US-China Relations will take place on April 24-26 in Beijing. The organizers invite young American scholars under the age of 45 to present multidisciplinary findings on various aspects of the most critical bilateral relationship in the world and their recommendations on how to make this relationship peaceful and constructive.
There has been deterioration of U.S.-China relations between the years when President Obama was about to leave the White House and when Xi Jinping just assumed the leadership position in China. But no one has expected the bilateral relationship to have such a nose-dive since Donald J. Trump became the president. At the current time, not only the trade war is still raging almost two years after Washington and Beijing have entered negotiation between the U.S. and China has for the first time become entirely possible. The stability and constructiveness of the bilateral relationship between the U.S. and China have been anchors for peace and prosperity for the Asia-Pacific region in the past 40 years. With the possible collapse of this relationship, the long-lasting engine for global growth and development is now threatened.
What has gone wrong with this relationship? What are the factors that have caused this sharp decline in mutual strategic trust? Are the differences in ideology and political system the ultimate culprit of the relational deterioration? With the relationship as we have known in the past 40 years evaporating in front of eyes on daily basis, what will be the new framework to manage this huge business of growing the global economy, slowing down climate change and preventing conflict between the two nations?
We invite US doctoral candidates, postdoctoral fellows, assistant and associate professors, think tank analysts, researchers and young professionals outside of academia under the age of 45 to send in proposals that can contribute to answering these questions. Schwartzman Scholars from the U.S. are also eligible to present their papers.
Proposals in English (no more than 300 words) with concise biographical information must be submitted by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com before February 15, 2020. Selection of participants to the forum will be announced on March 1, 2020.
The deadline for finalists to submit papers is April 10, 2020.
The conference organizers will cover the international airfare (economy class) and local expenses for all the paper presenting scholars from the U.S..
BACKGROUND OF THE FORUM
In September 2014, the first Forum for Young Chinese and American Scholars, which was jointly organized by The Carter Center and the Global Times, convened successfully at the Xi’an Jiaotong University. President Jimmy Carter attended the Forum and provided opening remarks. More than 20 young scholars from both countries presented their research on the theme “How to Build Future U.S.-China Relations in the Context of Turbulent International Relations”. Senior American and Chinese scholars, including Professor David Shambaugh, General Qiao Liang, commented on the presentations and offered suggestions for revision of the papers.
The second forum took place at The Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia in October 2015. Scholars from both countries shared their research on the topic “How Will the Future International Order Be Shaped by Past and Current U.S.-China interactions?” Participating senior scholars also held a lively dialogue with Professor Lyle Goldstein, author of Meeting China Halfway: How to Defuse the Emerging US-China Rivalry.
In September 2016, Nanjing University hosted the third forum. Scholars from both countries presented their findings on the topic of “The Impact of US-China Educational Exchanges on U.S.-China Relations”. Professors Yan Xuetong, David Arase and Shen Dingli as well as veteran US-China education exchange leader and author Terry Lautz attended the forum.
In January 2018, the fourth forum was held at The Carter Center and Emory University in Atlanta. This forum focused on the role of nationalism, national identify and media in US-China relations. Professors Zhu Feng, John Garver, Wei Zongyou as well as opinion leaders Hu Xijin, Robert Daly, David Firestein and Ding Gang participated in the forum as keynote speakers and discussants.
International Business Webinar Series hosted by GSU-CIBER
China’s economy and business environment post Covid-19
Dr. Penelope Prime
Clinical Professor of International Business, Georgia State University
Founding Director of the China Research Center
Dr. Qian (Cecilia) Gu
Associate Professor of International Business, Georgia State University
Poets & Quants Top 40 under 40 MBA Professors in 2020
Dr. Leigh Anne Liu
Professor of International Business, Georgia State University
Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair in Business and Economics 2020-2021
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)
The impact of Covid-19 on Chinese society and economy, and on international business norms, has been rapid and severe. Business as usual may not return any time soon. Companies need to re-think their strategies in light of China’s, and the global economy’s, downturns; funding for new start-ups may be impacted; and challenges in supply chains may exacerbate the trends of companies diversifying away from producing in China. Finally, U.S.-China tensions are increasing the political risk on both sides of the Pacific. Some of the changes, however, may bring silver linings and new opportunities.
From this session, participants will learn updates on:
- How China’s economic recovery is progressing
- Challenges, opportunities, and strategies of startups and VC investments in China
- Approaches to Sino-U.S. conflict management
- The status of the U.S.-China phase one trade deal
This program is FREE and open to all, but registration is required.