Conference: From Bicycles to Beepers—the 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.

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VI. Provincial Investment Opportunities

Speakers Shen BeizhangShanghai Holding Corporation, Shang DonghuiChongqing City Government, Sichuan Province, China, Virginia A. KamskyKamsky Associates
April 2, 1997

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VII. Tensions and Traditions in Contemporary China

Speakers Patricia ChewAuthor, CNN International, Hong Kong, Joan Leobold CohenAuthor, Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, Jianying Zha
April 2, 1997

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VIII. Investment, Planning, and Priorities

Speakers Jerome A. CohenState Planning Commission, China, Liu HeState Economic and Trade Commission, China, Ma Jiantang
April 2, 1997

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I. Welcome

Speakers Leslie H. GelbHarvard Institute for International Development, Theodore PanayotouChina International Cultural Exchange, Lin Di
April 2, 1997

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

Speakers Robert A. KappU.S.-China Business Council, Deborah M. LehrOffice of the U.S. Trade Representative, Zhang YuejiaoMinistry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation, China
April 2, 1997

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III. A Four Year Commitment to China

Speakers Leslie H. GelbU.S. Department of Agriculture, Dan Glickman
April 2, 1997

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IV. Financial Markets and Emerging Trends

Speakers John D. LangloisJ.P. Morgan, Nicholas R. LardyThe Brookings Institution, Gao XiqingUniversity of International Business and Economics, China
April 2, 1997

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V. Reform Priorities in Post-Deng China

Speakers Jeffrey D. SachsNational Economic Research Institute of China, China, Fan GangUniversity of California, Davis, Wing T. Woo
April 2, 1997

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