While America is still reeling from the 2008 financial crisis, a high unemployment rate, and a surge in government debt, China's economy is the second largest in the world and many predict will surpass the U.S. by 2020. President Obama called China's rise "a Sputnik moment"-will America seize this moment or continue to treat China as its scapegoat?
Ann Lee, author of "What the U.S. Can Learn From China", and Senior Fellow with DEMOS, will provide an unvarnished assessment of China's political economy and governance structure that can be applied to other governments regardless of ideology at the China Happy Hour (www.ChinaHappyHour.com) next Tuesday on June 26th.
Born in China and raised in the States, she has the unique perspective of understanding both worlds. Ms. Lee was educated at UC Berkeley, Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs, and Harvard Business School.She has experience on both sides of the Pacific-teaching in China and working on Wall Street.
Other achievements Ms. Lee has held are that she was an investment banker and partner at multiple multi-billion dollar hedge-fund firms, a visiting graduate Economics professor at Beijing University and an adjunct Finance Professor at Pace University's Lubin School of Business.
Rather than viewing China's power, influence, and contributions to the global economy in a negative light, Ann Lee asks: What can America learn from its competition? Why did China suffer so little from the global economic meltdown? What accounts for China's extraordinary growth, despite one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world? How does the Chinese political system avoid partisan rancor but achieve genuine public accountability?
From education to governance to foreign aid, Lee details the policies and practices that have made China a global power and then isolates the ways the U.S. can use China's enduring principles to foster much-needed change at home.
"Ann Lee shows us how the United States can also learn much from the country that will soon have the world's largest economy. Professor Lee foresaw the 'Great Recession' two years before it happened; we should all listen to her now as she describes how China and the United States can work together to shape a safer and more prosperous world."
-Charlie Kolb, President, Committee for Economic Development, and former Deputy Undersecretary, U.S. Department of Education
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China Happy Hour will be held next Tuesday on June 26th; these receptions have been known to attract executives and professionals not only from China but also from South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, and India, among other nationalities.
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