In Charm Offensive, Joshua Kurlantzick examines how China's soft power is reshaping the world. With growing support from nations in Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia, China could become the first nation since the fall of the Soviet Union seriously to challenge the U.S. for control of the international system.
The Chinese government is determined to achieve rapid economic growth by boosting the information technology and software industries. Dr. Li Mingshu heads the Institute of Software at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Chairman and CEO of the Shanghai-based Shui On Land Limited, Vincent Hong Sui Lo, will be at UC Berkeley to discuss the company's newest Shanghai project modeled on Silicon Valley.