Panelists examined the issues driving the protests in Hong Kong, the social composition and motivations of the protesters and counter-protesters, and how the various sides are using media to reach local, mainland and international audiences.
Sokwanlok Lecture: U.S.-China Symbiosis: A Conversation with Joe Tsai|
UC San Diego's 21st Century China Center hosts Joe Tsai, vice-chairman of the Alibaba Group, to talk about the changing relationship dynamics of the U.S. and China.
The United States is the world’s dominant power, and China is the world’s rising power. The relationship between the two countries will be the most important international and geopolitical question of our time. Are we headed towards a crisis? What can the two governments do to avert years of cold war and maintain peace and prosperity? How does this affect businesses and the peoples of these two countries?
In the fourth Sokwanlok Distinguished Lecture on China, Joe Tsai, co-founder and executive vice chairman of Alibaba Group shares his views on these important questions.
Joe Tsai joined Alibaba Group in 1999 as a member of the founding team and has served on the board of directors since its inception. He was chief financial officer until 2013 and is currently executive vice chairman of the company. He serves on the investment committees of Alibaba Group and Ant Financial and is a founding member of Alibaba Partnership. From 1995 to 1999, Tsai was a private equity investor based in Hong Kong with Investor AB, the main investment vehicle of Sweden's Wallenberg family. Prior to that, he was general counsel of Rosecliff, Inc., a management buyout firm based in New York. From 1990 to 1993, Tsai was an associate attorney in the tax group of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, a New York-based international law firm. Tsai is qualified to practice law in the State of New York. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics and East Asian Studies from Yale College and a juris doctor degree from Yale Law School.
Parking: Please be advised that there is construction near the event venue. It is our suggestion to set aside ample time for parking. There will also be limited complimentary parking at Pangea Parking Structure as well as pedestrian signage to help direct you from the structure to the Faculty Club. All other spots will require attendees to purchase a permit either in the Faculty Club or at Pangea pay station.
The USC U.S.-China Institute and Asia Society hosted a talk with Weijian Shan, one of Asia’s best-known financiers, as he recounts his remarkable personal story of his exile to the Gobi Desert for hard labor at the age of 15 amidst the turmoil of Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution.
The USC U.S.-China Institute and the USC East Asian Library present a screening of Daughter of Shanghai, a documentary featuring actress Tsai Chin talking about her life, scenes from the films and series she has starred in, and footage of celebrities talking about Tsai’s influence on them.