Monday, 20 March, Lunch: Cross-Strait Dilemmas: The Tough Choices facing Trump, Xi Jinping, and Tsai Ing-wen

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Date(s) - Monday, March 20 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm



Join the Shanghai FCC for lunch with public policy experts Shirley Lin and Harry Harding. They will outline the challenges facing China, the U.S., and Taiwan in managing their complex triangular relationship, given the actions of the new U.S. administration and the emergence of a distinctive identity Taiwanese identity over the past two decades. Q&A to follow.

About the Spkeaers

Shirley Lin is a member of the founding faculty of the master’s program in global political economy at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and teaches political science at the University of Virginia. Her book on cross-Strait relations was published by Stanford University Press in 2016. A graduate of Harvard, she earned her Ph.D. from the University of Hong Kong. Before starting her academic career, she was a partner at Goldman Sachs, where she spearheaded the firm’s investments in many technology companies and start-ups. Her current research focuses on the high income trap and the backlash against globalization. Prof. Lin was recently interviewed by The New York Times: “For Taiwan, a Dilemma Over Identity, Economy and China” and has written an op-ed in the South China Morning Post, “America’s policy on Taiwan and China Needs to Change with the Times.”

Harry Harding is a professor of public policy at UVA and a visiting social science professor the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He was previously on the faculty of Stanford University, a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, and the founding dean of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia. His major publications include Organizing China: The Problem of Bureaucracy, 1949-1976; China’s Second Revolution: Reform after Mao; A Fragile Relationship: The United States and China since 1972. He is currently working on a new book, tentatively titled What Went Wrong? The U.S. and China from Partners to Competitors.

Monday, March 20th

12 pm – 2 pm (doors open at 12 pm, event starts at 12:30 pm)

Venue details: Pistacchio

1/F, 378 Wukang Lu,
near Tai’an Lu
武康路378号1楼, 近泰安路

 Admission: SFCC members 100RMB; Non-members: 150RMB

Price includes lunch and drink.


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