EVENT: Bay Area U.S.-China Policy Speakers Forum: “How Hard is China’s Economic Slowdown and Will it Hurt the U.S.?” with Qian Yingyi and Nicholas Lardy | October 6, 2016

On the evening of Thursday October 6th, the Committee of 100 held the third U.S.­-China Policy Speakers Forum event in collaboration with The Commonwealth Club of California. The distinguished panel of speakers was moderated by George Lewinski​, and featured a discussion between Yingyi Qian, Dean of Tsinghua University School of Economics in Beijing and Nicholas Lardy, Senior Fellow of the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, D.C.

Picture courtesy of The Commonwealth Club

C100 Northern California Regional Chair Ken Fong, Panelist Yingyi Qian, Moderator George Lewinski, Panelist Nicholas Lardy and C100 member Dennis Wu at the Commonwealth Club – Photo courtesy of The Commonwealth Club

For full video of panel, click here. For full audio of panel, please click here.

Panelists discussed the “economic slowdown” trend in China and clarified what this means for the U.S., and answered the various audience questions that ranged from the pace and reality of innovation in China to which U.S. President China would prefer to be elected.

The speaker’s forum was followed by a reception hosted by Committee of 100 and North California Chair Ken Fong at Le Colonial Restaurant, which included distinguished guests Consul Wang Dong and Consul Yi Li. 

Special thanks to C100 Northern California Regional Chair Ken Fong for his generous financial support, C100 member Dennis Wu for providing welcoming/closing remarks and logistics support, and to C100 member George Koo for organizing the speakers and moderator.

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Nicholas Lardy, YingYi Qian, and George Lewinski during the panel - Photo courtesy of The Commonwealth Club

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Nicholas Lardy - Photo courtesy of The Commonwealth Club

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YingYi Qian - Photo courtesy of The Commonwealth Club

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Nicholas Lardy, YingYi Qian, and George Lewinski during the panel - Photo courtesy of The Commonwealth Club

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George Lewinski - Photo courtesy of The Commonwealth Club

 

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Nicholas Lardy, YingYi Qian, and George Lewinski during the panel

Post-event reception at Le Colonial Restaurant in San Francisco

Post-event reception at Le Colonial Restaurant in San Francisco

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