Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping of China was sent interview questions by the Washington Post before his February 2012 visit to the United States. The answers to those questions were sent by the Chinese government and published by the Washington Post on February 12, 2012.
Speaker: Randall L. Stephenson Presider: Chrystia Freeland
Randall L. Stephenson, chairman and chief executive officer of AT&T, discusses the role of mobile technology as a driving force of productivity and business investment, as well as AT&T's acquisition of T-Mobile.
Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, John Ruggie, prepared the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Implementing the United Nations "Protect, Respect and Remedy" Framework report. The report covers "the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises" and "summarizes his work from 2005 to 2011". The report was released in March 2011.
Chairman of Wipro Limited, Azim H. Premji, discusses his role as founder and manager of Wipro Limited, as well as his philanthropic work in providing quality education in rural India.This meeting was part of the CEO Speaker Series.
American companies are often paying far less than the official federal corporate tax rate of 35 percent, David Leonhardt of the New York Times writes in this article. The official rate is higher than in almost any other country, which forces companies to devote enormous time and effort to finding loopholes.
Lael Brainard, undersecretary for international affairs at the U.S. Department of Treasury, outlines the discussion between President Obama and President Hu Jintao, as well as the effect of the financial regulatory reform on the international agenda at the treasury for the upcoming year.
This meeting was part of the C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics.