Dominic Ng 吳建民, chairman and chief executive officer of East West Bank 華美銀行 and a USC trustee, shares his views.
China’s Internationalized Development Strategy: What this Means for Latin America
A joint conference sponsored by the USC Center for International Studies and The Young Initiative on the Global Economy at Occidental College.
August 28, USC
1:30–3:30 Session I (Social Sciences Building, SOS B40)
Moderator: Clayton Dube
China’s Internationalized Development Strategy
Shoujun Cui (Renmin University, Beijing)
Benjamin Creutzfeldt (Johns Hopkins University)
The Politics (and Anti-Politics) of Chinese Agribusiness Investment
Gustavo Oliveira (Swarthmore College)
Xu Siyuan (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
Is Chinese Infrastructure Investment Really the Next Big Thing?
Leonardo Stanley (CEDES, Buenos Aires)
Victoria Chonn Ching
3:45–6:00 Session II (Social Sciences Building, SOS B40)
Moderator: Brett Sheehan
Latin America in China’s New Reform Era
Margaret Myers (Inter-American Dialogue)
Di Dongsheng (Renmin University, Beijing)
China’s Economic Relations with LAC: Soft Power, Hard Power, or Smart Power?
Carol Wise (USC)
Nicolás Albertoni (USC)
China’s ‘Strategic Partners’ in Latin America: Energy Politics
Yanran Xu (Renmin University, Beijing)
August 29, Occidental College
10:00–12:00 Session III (Johnson Hall)
Moderator: Sanjeev Khagram
What Difference Do Diplomatic Relations Make? Chinese Development and Diplomacy Politics
Monica DeHart (University of Puget Sound)
Sources of Development Bank Finance for Big Extractive Projects: Does it Matter?
Kevin Gallagher (Boston University)
Rebecca Ray (U-Mass, Amherst)
Trump’s Jettisoning of the Trans-Pacific Partnership: What Might This Mean for ASEAN?
Sigfrido Burgos Cáceres (Independent Scholar)
Sophal Ear (Occidental College)
12:00–1:30 Public Forum: Finessing the China Relationship in the Trump Age (McKinnon Global Forum)
Moderator: Sanjeev Khagram
Panelists: Shoujun Cui, Monica DeHart, Gustavo Oliveira, Leonardo Stanley
2:30–5:00 Writers’ Workshop (Johnson Hall)
Discussion and planning for paper completion and publication as a special issue of a refereed journal.
Because the 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party is scheduled for the same week as our “Finding Solutions” conference, a number of China-based participants were forced to withdraw from the conference. We have postponed “Finding Solutions” until April 6, 2018. The focus of the event is still on the work of individuals, companies, and NGOs to address some of China’s pressing challenges. We apologize for any inconvenience this postponement causes. We hope you will be able to join this important discussion on April 6.
The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a talk by Michael Meyer, whose last book in his China trilogy tells a story both deeply personal and universal as he captures what it feels like to learn a language, culture and history from the ground up.
Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a presentation by Wei Yen (厳序纬), author and veteran businessman, to examine Chinese outbound investment and how American businesses can take advantage of China’s rise to forge win-win partnerships.