Conference: From Bicycles to Beepers葉he Politics and Economics of Business in Asia

Directors: Jeffrey A. Reinke, Chief of Staff to the President, Jacqui Selbst Schein, and Nancy Yao
Staff: Elizabeth C. Economy, C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies
April 1, 1997 - April 1, 1997

One of the most salient characteristics of China today is the transitional nature of its economy. Its operations in many areas of business relations suffer from the incomplete nature of its legal system, the vagaries of domestic politics, and the complex interrelationship between Chinese business and political entities. "From Bicycles to Beepers" explored issues such as: What are the recent changes in legal reform, banking, and securities? How is Beijing molding Shanghai to be China's financial center in 2000? How do investments differ from province to province? U.S. Secretary for Agriculture Daniel R. Glickman delivered the keynote address, and seminar and workshop topics were led by U.S. and Chinese experts from the business, law and government sectors on topics including the future of U.S.-China trade relations, legal reform, joint ventures and strategic alliances, pharmaceuticals, textiles and manufacturing, telecommunications, and aviation.

Meetings

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III. A Four Year Commitment to China

Speakers:

Leslie H. Gelb, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Dan Glickman
April 2, 1997

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IV. Financial Markets and Emerging Trends

Speakers:

John D. Langlois, J.P. Morgan, Nicholas R. Lardy, The Brookings Institution, Gao Xiqing, University of International Business and Economics, China
April 2, 1997

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V. Reform Priorities in Post-Deng China

Speakers:

Jeffrey D. Sachs, National Economic Research Institute of China, China, Fan Gang, University of California, Davis, Wing T. Woo
April 2, 1997

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VI. Provincial Investment Opportunities

Speakers:

Shen Beizhang, Shanghai Holding Corporation, Shang Donghui, Chongqing City Government, Sichuan Province, China, Virginia A. Kamsky, Kamsky Associates
April 2, 1997

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VII. Tensions and Traditions in Contemporary China

Speakers:

Patricia Chew, Author, CNN International, Hong Kong, Joan Leobold Cohen, Author, Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, Jianying Zha
April 2, 1997

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VIII. Investment, Planning, and Priorities

Speakers:

Jerome A. Cohen, State Planning Commission, China, Liu He, State Economic and Trade Commission, China, Ma Jiantang
April 2, 1997

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I. Welcome

Speakers:

Leslie H. Gelb, Harvard Institute for International Development, Theodore Panayotou, China International Cultural Exchange, Lin Di
April 2, 1997

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II. The Future of U.S.-Chine Trade Relations

Speakers:

Robert A. Kapp, U.S.-China Business Council, Deborah M. Lehr, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Zhang Yuejiao, Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation, China
April 2, 1997

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