April.13th - 15th
University of Pennsylvania
To Build the Bridge Between Us
To Build the Bridge Between Us

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PANELS

REGISTER
Disruptions and Opportunities: Shaping New Investment Landscape in China
Introduction

During the third-quarter 2017, China reported a 6.8 percent GDP growth, cooling from a 6.9 percent expansion in the previous quarter, but exceeding year-start consensus of 6.5 percent. Some speculators view it as a sign of China exhausting its growth potential. Moreover, a new wave of protectionism initiated by the U.S. is clouding the global market with angst and uncertainty. How will the additional tariffs on imports imposed by the United States affect the global economy, especially with respect to China? On the brink of a potential trade war, how can China confront the challenge under protectionist measures?

One side of economists and financial analysts are taking a bearish view on China. After years of loose monetary policies and financial regulations, shadow banks and private lenders have entrenched themselves to be a huge part of the economy. Many fear that this has exposed the financial markets to future crises and volatility. Meanwhile, easy credit has also propped up real asset prices to overheated levels. Does China have the superior services, innovative technology, and consumer demand necessary to offer truly long term growth opportunities to investors and businesses? Nevertheless, as China shifts from an export-driven growth model towards a domestic consumption-driven growth model, there will be more room for global investors to participate.

  Irvine Auditorium

  April 14th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm

  Language: English

Speakers
Albert Ng
Regional Managing Partner of EY Greater China
Xiaodong Wen
Founder of Taoyun Capital
Guang Yang
President of North America of HNA Group
Yup S. Kim
Senior Portfolio Manager APFC
Host
Yufei Jiang
Financial Commentator of CBN
Challenges and Opportunities from Technological Innovation
Speakers
Shuling Ying
Founder and CEO of Hero Entertainment Group
Weixing Chen
Founder of Kuaidi Technology
Kebin Dai
Founder of Liepin
Jeff Garzik
Cofounder and CEO of Bloq
Patrick Dai
Co-Founder at Qtum
Host
Yijia Chen
Financial Commentator at Reuters
Introduction

The development of emerging Internet technologies has brought new opprtounities to many traditional fields. In the past, it was difficult to imagine how technoledgy could be applied to traditional fields such as talent aqisition. The Internet provided a convenient P2P exchange for the talent market, giving birth to platforms such as Liepin. The advent of wifi and wireless communication technology has made mobile gaming possible. Companies such as Hero Entertainment have successfully brought mobile games to the masses. This panel will discuss blockchain and its applications.

What comes to your mind when you hear “blockchain”? Many would say Bitcoin. Bitcoin is a decentralized, blockchain based currency that uses Private Key as a digital signature and allows P2P payment without the need of a 3rd party such as a bank or a securities firm. Bitcoin can reduce expensive transaction fees and increase trust in the financial sector. Blockchain’s transparency, security, efficiency, and the lack of a middleman gives it the potential to be applied to numerous other industries such as supply chain management, internet of things, insurance, cloud storage, governments, hospitals, energy management, retail, and real estate. In today’s digital age, blockchain has the potential to become the revolutionary technology behind the fifth industrial revolution.

  Irvine Auditorium

  April 15th, 10:00am - 12:00pm

  Language: Chinese with English translation

Are U.S-China Relations Entering a New Era?
Introduction

As we are approaching a new decade, no relationship will be as important to the twenty-first century as the one between the United States, the largest developed country, and China, the largest developing country. As the world’s two foremost economic superpowers, how could United States and China avoid the “Thucydides Trap”— recurrent conflicts between the existing and rising powers. Under the present wave of globalization, could Sino-US cooperation become the new status quo? Currently, some Americans support U.S. pursuing an integrative strategy with China as the latter continue to expand its global presence. Some others, with an alternative understanding of China and the dynamics of the world, believe that China’s strategic interests are incompatible with those of United States. How to put today’s China in perspective? Which areas in particular should China and US increase their cooperation to boost mutual trust and understanding?

At Mar-a-Lago, President Xi said to President Trump, "There are a thousand reasons for us to make China-U.S. relations work, but not a single reason to break it". The two presidents have made a lot of success in reaching agreements on building better connectivity in different areas and at various levels. The White House has confirmed President Trump’s visit to China in November, another affirming sign of strong fostering of Sino-US relations.

In today's world, how to make sense of the consensus between the two presidents and the significance of the Belt and Road initiative? From these significant summits and forums, many people, particular the students, want to know what are the takeaways for them? What will be the impact of Sino-US relationship on their lives? What can the 21st century students particularly contribute to help strengthen the two countries’ relationship?

  Annenberg Center

  April 14th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

  Language: English

Speakers
Kevin Rudd
Former Prime Minister of Australia
Fu Ying
Vice Chairperson of NPC Foreign Affairs Committee
Host
Avery Goldstein
David M. Knott Professor of Global Politics and International Relations
The New Direction of Chinese Real Estate Development
Speakers
Yue Yuan
Chairman of Dataway Horizon
Xi Wang
Vice President of Yanlord Land
Gehong Wang
Founder of China Young Professionals Apartments
Xin Zhou
CEO of E-House China
Host
Kefan Cao
Renowned Television Host
Introduction

Recently the increasing rate of Chinese real estate industry is declining. The skyrocketing price has resulted in an exceeding supply in the market. As the transaction volume could not keep up with the pace of increasing supply, the government introduces stimulatory policies aiming to invigorate the market by trying to reduce the inventory. However, regional markets responded to such initiatives differently. While the market started rejuvenating in first-tier metropolis, markets in second or third-tier cities didn’t see as much an improvement. Facing such a stagnant market, how traditional real-estate companies should innovate themselves became a popular issue.

Several solutions emerged in this tide of industry transformation. Firstly, multi-function real estate, such as featured towns, retirement housing, and eco-industrial parks, are developing rapidly to satisfy consumers’ higher and more accurate demand. Also, led by CapitaLand and Wanda Group, commercial real estate also begins incorporating more services to what traditional central business district provided. Moreover, experience-based real estate projects also thrive as tourism industry flourishes. Lastly, many public rental housing projects emerge as the government encourages long-term leasing.

In this pivotal moment of transformation, how should traditional real estate industry adjust smoothly into this new era? How should companies adapt based on their unique characteristics instead of blindly following the trend? What expectations and attitude does the government have about this new mode? These topics and questions are what real estate panel will focus on.

  Annenberg

  April 14th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm

  Language: Chinese

The New Age of Entertainment: Building the U.S-China Cultural Platform
Introduction

In our generation, Chinese entertainment is gradually entering the world stage. We strive to redefine “made in China” in this new era with creativity and a global vision. While the rapid development of technology, especially the internet, transforms our perception of the media, productions and designs are breaking the cultural boundaries between countries. In the past few years, the entertainment industries in China and the United State have benefited from close collaborations. Looking forward, our generation will spark more inspirations, discover new talents, and establish meaningful relationships by building a cultural platform between China and the world. As we seize opportunities and face challenges, we have the courage and the determination to build the new age of Chinese entertainment.

  Irvine Auditorium

  April 14th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

  Language: Chinese with English translation

Speakers
Ming Yang
Founder of Mountain Top
Wen Zhou
CEO of 3.1 Philip Lim
Xiaodong Wen
Founder of Taoyun Capital
Weiei Ma
Deputy Chairman of Miguo
Host
Yufei Jiang
Financial Commentator of CBN
Corporate Sustainability and Social Responsibility
Speaker
Jiangxue Pan
Founder of Adream Foundation
Zhenyao Wang
President of China Global Philanthropy Institute
Fei Deng
iFeng Weekly
Xudong Zhu
Co-Founder E-House China
Host
Kefan Cao
Renowned Television Host
Introduction:

"Our generation" is not only one that excels in innovation and dares to challenge, but also a generation that assumes social responsibility while practicing sustainable development.

Today, with the transformation of China's economic structure, many social problems have started to come about, and the implementation of the national 13th five-year plan and sustainable development goals faces many opportunities and challenges. With the efforts of all the explorers and practitioners, as well as the integration of business, media, science and technology, innovation and culture, China's philanthropic industry is developing in a positive way. For enterprises, the realization of social value is as important as that of the commercial value. The public welfare element can aid the construction of enterprise brand and culture, the promotion of social influence and the transformation of strategy. For public welfare institutions, the linkage of social resources is conducive to the improvement and solution of social problems. For government and media, focusing on social issues, promoting social development, and spreading the positive energy of society have always been needed.

Therefore, our panel will invite outstanding entrepreneurs to discuss the status, problems, solutions and future prospects of sustainable development and social responsibility of Chinese enterprises.

  Annenberg Center

  April 15th, 10:00am - 12:00pm

  Lnaugage: Chinese