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Tues, Oct 13th | CHINA NOW: Ming Zhao “Investment Opportunities in China”


CHINA NOW | Power Lunch
“Investment Opportunities in a Mobile China” with Ming Zhao

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 | 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm


Ming Zhao

Please join us for the 1990 Institute’s October CHINA NOW speaker series luncheon featuring Ming Zhao, founder and chief analyst of 86 Research Ltd., China’s leading provider of equity research on China’s internet, eCommerce & digital media sectors, and The Wall Street Journal’s “Best Analyst on the Street” in 2010.

Ming will present his outlook on China’s largest players and China’s mobile future amidst the economic slowdown.

 Tuesday, October 13, 2015  |  12:00 pm – 1:30 pm 

  • 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm    Greetings & Networking
  • 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm    Presentation
  • 12:45 pm – 1:30 pm      Q&A and Dim Sum Lunch

: Yank Sing’s Private Dining Room, 101 Spear St, Rincon Center, San Francisco

Seats limited to 15. Please kindly reserve your seat before 10:00am, Monday, October 12 via:

For more event & parking details, please visit:

About Ming Zhao and 86Research:

C. Ming Zhao founded 86Research in 2012, a boutique equity research firm that is registered in Hong Kong and headquartered in Shanghai.  86Research delivers on-the-ground and timely analysis of the China market to institutional clients around the globe, helping them identify extraordinary investment opportunities. Based in Shanghai, 86Research covers Baidu, Tencent, Alibaba, Ctrip, Bitauto, Cheetah Mobile,, and other leading Chinese firms. As Chief Analyst, Ming specializes in covering China’s Internet, media, technology and consumer companies listed in overseas exchanges.

Prior to 86Research, Ming worked as senior analyst at Susquehanna International Group (SIG), covering the Chinese Internet & New Media for seven years. From 2003-2005, Ming worked for Terra Nova Institutional, a boutique research house in New York City, and Mingrisk, a Shanghai investment consulting firm, where he covered Chinese ADRs. From 2001-2003, he was senior technology analyst at China Eagle Securities and Huaan Fund Management before moving to the United States. In addition to his number 1 ranking in the Wall Street Journal’s 2010 “Best Analysts on the Street,” he also was ranked number 2 in the Financial Times’ 2008 “World’s Top Analysts” ratings. Ming graduated from University of Pittsburgh (MBA), Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (MS) and Beijing University of Posts and Telecom (BE). He holds a CFA and FRM.



Thurs Oct 8th | Asian Art Museum presents “Fresh Off the Boat” Panel

Join The 1990 Institute at the Asian Art Museum for “Hella Asians on TV”!

It’s back! ABC’s landmark series “Fresh off the Boat” has been renewed for a second season. It’s impossible not to adore incredulous 12-year-old hip-hop fanatic Eddie Huang and his family as they build their lives in Orlando, Florida, with sass, class and a uniquely critical perspective that has never been seen from an immigrant family. Hyphen magazine and the Asian Art Museum invite you to an advance screening of a new episode of “Fresh Off the Boat,” followed by a conversation about the shifts and challenges in representing the Asian Pacific Islander American experience in mainstream media. Participants include comedian Jenny Yang, comedian and performance artist Kristina Wong and authorJeff Chang.

Check out their event page here!

6–7 PM: Happy hour, cash bar
7–7:30 PM: Advance screening of “Fresh Off the Boat” episode
7:30–8:30 PM: Conversation with Jenny Yang, Kristina Wong and Jeff Chang

To purchase tickets, click the BUY TICKETS link above, and be sure to select the Thursday Night event, “Hella Asians on TV”.

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Tues Oct 6th | Architecture of Trade, Asia Society

Please join the 1990 Institute at the Asia Society, Northern California chapter to discuss the “Architecture of Trade: Asia & The Future of Economic Integration” on Tuesday, October 6th, 2015.


Architecture of Trade:
Asia & the Future of Economic Integration




Tuesday, October 6th, 2015
6:00 – 7:30pm


Asia Society
Bechtel Conference Center

500 Washington St.
San Francisco, CA 94111

Event Details here
Ticket Registration here


Over the past decade, the Asia-Pacific region has been home to some of the fastest growing economies in the world. Fraught with superpower rivalries between the U.S. and China, however, and ongoing tensions among countries such as Japan, Korea and China, closer economic integration in the Asia-Pacific region has remained an elusive goal.

Join ASNC as we bring leading experts from Asia and the U.S. to examine emerging infrastructures of trade in Asia. Experts will discuss the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the China-led Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) as well as the role that regional powers, such as Korea and Japan, are playing in the construction of a more cohesive trade and investment regime. Can the Asia-Pacific come together to construct a more integrated, mega-regional trading bloc? How are macro-level tensions and geopolitical rivalries in Asia preventing greater economic integration? Will the future of Asia spell greater economic cooperation or destabilizing contestations?


Vinod Aggarwal, Professor, Political Science, Haas School of Business, U.C. Berkeley
Robert Kapp, Former President, US- China Business Council
Amb. Kim Eun Seok, Former Ambassador, Energy and Resources, Republic of Korea
Lee Seungjoo, Professor, Political Science and Int’l Relations, Chung-Ang University, Seoul

T.J. Pempel, Professor, Political Science, U.C. Berkeley

Program Agenda: 

5:30- 6:00 pm: Registration
6:00- 7:30 pm: Panel Discussion and Q&A

7:30- 8:00 pm: Reception & Networking

Co-organized in Partnership with the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea
Promotional Co-Sponsors: Bay Area Council; Center for Korean Studies, U.C. Berkeley; Japan Society; Pacific Pension & Investment Institute; World Affairs Council
We look forward to seeing you all there!

Mon Oct 5th | CHINA Town Hall, World Affairs Council Event

Please join the 1990 Institute‘s partner, the World Affairs Council, for a town hall discussion featuring China’s Changing Economy on Monday, October 5th, 2015.


CHINA Town Hall:
China’s Changing Economy



October 05, 2015

4:00PM – 6:00PM


World Affairs Council Auditorium

312 Sutter Street,
Suite 200

San Francisco, CA

Event Details & Registration here

China’s rapid development and Sino-American relations have a direct impact on the United States, and changes in the Chinese economy create ripples throughout global markets. What caused the recent tumult in the Chinese stockmarket, and what impact will it have on the global economy? What is the outlook for China’s future growth? Former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, Mayor Sheldon Day and China economy expert Daniel Rosen will join us via livestream to discuss these questions. The livestream will be followed by an in person discussion and Q&A with Evan Medeiros.

CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections, is a national day of programming designed to provide Americans across the United States and beyond the opportunity to discuss issues in the relationship with leading experts.


Sheldon Day
Mayor, Thomasville, Alabama

Evan Medeiros
Managing Director and Practice Head, Asia, Eurasia Group; former Senior Director for Asian Affairs, National Security Council

Daniel Rosen
Founding Partner, Rhodium Group

Robert Rubin
Former Secretary of the US Treasury


Stephen A. Orlins
President, National Committee on US-China Relations


1990 Board Members and invited guests of the 1990 Institute will have discounted rates for the event, so please contact Ms. Monica Lee, Executive Director, 1990 Institute for more information.
We look forward to seeing you there and engaging in further discussion both on and offline!