April 25 - The Time Has Come for a Reset in U.S.-China Relations: What Will That Look Like?

Save the Date: The 2017 Griffin Lecture is Tuesday, April 25, 2017.
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The Time Has Come for a Reset in U.S.-China Relations: What Will That Look Like?

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 4:30 p.m.

McNamara Alumni Center, Memorial Hall 
200 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis (map)

  The time has come for a reset in US-China relations with a focus on how the two countries can make room for mutual prosperity and genuine cooperation on geopolitical and security threats. The DNA of our political systems is very different. But our economies, and increasingly our societies, are deeply intertwined. America has to accept that China is on its way to building a global economic, political, and military footprint to rival the U.S. The Chinese leadership has to accept that, as world's second largest economy and an international trade and finance powerhouse, China will have to begin genuinely playing by global rules. The answer may be for China and the U.S. to treat each other as equals, and to have reciprocity as the bedrock that underlies our business and trade relations.


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James McGregor is Greater China Chairman for APCO Worldwide and author of two highly regarded books: No Ancient Wisdom, No Followers: The Challenges of Chinese Authoritarian Capitalism and One Billion Customers: Lessons from the Front Lines of Doing Business in China. He is a former China bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal and former CEO of Dow Jones China. In his nearly three decades in China, he has also been a venture capital investor, entrepreneur who founded a research company for hedge funds, and an advisor to many companies. He currently splits his time between Shanghai, Beijing, and Duluth.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration instructions will be sent out at a future date. For assistance, contact the China Center at 612-624-1002 or chinactr@umn.edu.

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