Thursday, May 25th: What’s Next for US-China Relations? – Ken Jarrett and Jim McGregor

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Date(s) - Thursday, May 25 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Apartment


Fresh from meetings earlier this month with political leaders and policymakers in Washington, D.C., two top experts on U.S.-China relations will size up the state of ties between the two countries four months into the Trump administration and offer a look at what’s ahead.

About the speakers:

Ken Jarrett has been president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai since September 2013. Prior to that he was the Greater China Chairman for APCO Worldwide, a Washington-based public affairs consultancy from 2008 to 2013, and before that a U.S. diplomat from 1982 to 2008.  During his 26-year diplomatic career, his postings included Consul General in Shanghai, Deputy Consul General in Hong Kong, and Director of Asian Affairs at the White House National Security Council. He also served in Beijing, Chengdu, Singapore, and had several assignments in Washington, DC.  Ken has degrees from Cornell University, Yale University and the National War College. He is the recipient of the Magnolia Award (Silver) from the Shanghai government and is a member of the National Committee for US-China Relations.

Jim McGregor is an American author, journalist, and businessman who has lived in China for more than 25 years. He is currently chairman of APCO Worldwide, Greater China. Jim is the author of the books No Ancient Wisdom, No Followers: The Challenges of Chinese Authoritarian Capitalism (2012) and One Billion Customers: Lessons from the Front Lines of Doing Business in China (2005). He also wrote the 2010 report “China’s Drive for ‘Indigenous Innovation’ – A Web of Industrial Policies.” From 1987 to 1990 McGregor served as The Wall Street Journal’s bureau chief in Taiwan, and from 1990 to 1994 as the paper’s bureau chief in Mainland China. From 1994 to 2000, he was chief executive of Dow Jones & Company in China. After leaving Dow Jones, he was China managing partner for GIV Venture Partners, a $140 million venture capital fund specialising in the Chinese Internet and technology outsourcing.

Venue: The Apartment – 3/F, 47 Yongfu Lu near Fuxing Xi Lu, Shanghai

徐汇区永福路47号3楼, 复兴西路

 Thursday, 25 May 2017

Time: 7pm-9pm (doors open at 7pm, event starts at 7:30pm)

Price: 50RMB SFCC members; 150RMB non-members

Price includes one drink and snacks


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