Monday Sept 18 | David Rank
Wed Sept 18, 2017 | San Francisco:
David Rank on U.S.-China Relations:
Climate Change, North Korea and Silicon Valley Advice
|Join the 1990 Institute and Committee of 100 for a fireside dialogue on the future of U.S.- China relations on three key fronts – climate change, North Korea, and China’s business environment for Silicon Valley firms.
Hear about the implications of American disengagement on U.S. interests and advice on doing business in China from David H. Rank, the recent Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and acting Ambassador to China. A 27-year veteran of the Foreign Service, David resigned in June 2017 after the Trump administration’s decision to exit the Paris Agreement to fight climate change. He has worked under five U.S. Ambassadors to China and five Presidents during his six tours in greater China since 1990 – three in Beijing, two at the American Institute in Taiwan and one at the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai. He will share his reflections on the challenges, excitement, crises and achievements during these Ambassadors’ tenures and China’s rapid globalization.
Moderator Teresa Kong is Portfolio Manager at Matthews International Capital Management, where she leads the firm’s fixed income team and strategies for two funds, Asia Strategic Income and Asia Credit Opportunities. She is a frequent finance speaker and commentator, most recently with Bloomberg, the Financial Times, and CNN. Her China experience includes researching and investing in the credit, currency, and interest rates of Chinese government and corporates. For the 1990 Institute, she recently moderated the CHINA NOW & the FUTURE event featuring Asian economic development expert Joe Studwell of the Economist and author of Asian Godfathers and How Asia Work.
|See full bios below.|
|Monday, September 18, 2017
5:15 pm – 7:15 pm
5:15 pm Networking Reception & Registration
6:00 pm Evening Program with Q&A
Purchase online by Thursday, Sept 14
UC Hastings College of The Law
Alumni Reception Center (2nd Floor)
Mary Kane Hall Building
200 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA | Click for map
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|The 1990 Institute is a San Francisco-based, non-political, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to broaden the understanding and trust between the people of the United States and China through education, philanthropy and collaboration. From our CHINA NOW & THE FUTURE speaker series and national Youth Voices on China video contest to our CHINA NOW | For Teachers modern China curriculum inclusion initiative, we strive to foster a more China-savvy generation of Americans and encourage more balanced viewpoints on U.S.-China relations. Learn more about our programs for students, teachers and the general public at www.1990institute.org.|
|The Committee of 100 is an international, non-partisan leadership organization of prominent Chinese Americans in business, government, academia, and the arts. For over 25 years, the Committee has been committed to a dual mission of promoting the full participation of Chinese Americans in all fields of American life, and encouraging constructive relations between the peoples of the United States and Greater China. www.committee100.org.
|Founded in 1878, the University of California, Hastings College of the Law was California’s first law school and has been at the center of the legal community in the West for more than 120 years. The UC Hastings East Asian Legal Studies Program is a hub for research and professional exchange on East Asian legal systems. The program combines in-depth academic training with relevant professional work experience to prepare students for exciting legal careers in this highly dynamic and increasingly influential region.|
|Matthews Asia is an independent, privately owned firm and the largest dedicated Asia investment specialist in the United States. With US$31.1 billion in assets under management as of July 31, 2017, the firm employs a bottom-up, fundamental investment philosophy, with a focus on long-term investment performance.|