MONDAY, November 25, 2019 Please join us for an exciting event on the compliated relations between the UNITED STATES & CHINA MONDAY, November 25, 2019 -- 5.30pm-7.30pm:
"WHAT DOES CHINA WANT?"
A talk & discussion with
SI TAO XU (Chief Economist & Partner, Deloitte, Beijing, China) will talk about "Global Implications of the U.S.-China Rivalry & the Transformation of the Chinese Economy"
KAISER KUO (Host & Co-founder of the SINICA podcast; editor-at-large of SUPCHINA.com ) will talk about "A Tech Cold War? What is beneath the Surface of U.S.-China Hi Tech Tensions?
Discussant: Prof. Anusha Chari (Professor of Economics & Finance; UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School).
Moderator & Discussant: Prof. Klaus Larres, UNC-Chapel Hill
(see also the bios below)
Location: Pleasants Family Assembly Room, Wilson Library, UNC-Chapel Hill Parking available at Cobb Deck & the Bell Tower Deck (both c. 8 minutes' walk away) - but please beware: (fee: $1 for the entire evening -- have 4 quarters ready or use the UNC parking app)
No RSVP necessary - please just come along - but please arrive early; we are expecting a large crowd. l
SI TAO XU Xu Sitao is Chief Economist and Partner of Deloitte China, spearheading Deloitte's economic and industry research.
Prior to Deloitte, he was Chief Representative of China at the Economist Group from 2004 to 2014. Sitao worked for MMS International of Standard and Poor’s Group in Singapore as the Economist for Indonesia, Korea and Thailand in 1995. He joined Standard Chartered Bank as Regional Treasury Economist in 1996. From 2000 to 2002, he was Societe Generale’s Chief Economist for Asia. In 2003, he became the Head of Economics of ICBC (Asia).
Sitao has written for YaleGlobal Online, the Asian Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Caijing and 21st Century Business Herald. He appears regularly on CNBC, Bloomberg, CCTV, and other TV shows as a commentator on China. He is on the Speaker Retainer Program for the Virginia-based CFA Institute, and is often invited by leading MNCs to their board rooms, to present key issues on China.
Sitao holds a B.A. in Economics from Peking University, a M.A. in Economics from the University of Connecticut, and a M.S. in Finance from Boston College. He was a visiting scholar at Hoover Institution at Stanford University in 2012. He is also a guest professor at the School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University.
Kaiser Kuo is an editor-at-large at SupChina.com and host of the Sinica Podcast, the most popular English-language podcast on current affairs in China. Until April 2016, he served as director of international communications for Baidu, China’s leading search engine.
In 2016, Kaiser returned to the U.S. after a 20-year stint in Beijing, where his career spanned the gamut from music to journalism to technology. Kaiser also spent a year in Beijing from 1988 to 1989, when he co-founded the heavy metal band Tang Dynasty, which went on to sell over 30 million records.
He then served as editor-in-chief at ChinaNow.com, one of China’s first bilingual online magazines. He was China bureau chief for technology and business magazine Red Herring and worked as Director of Digital Strategy for Ogilvy & Mather in Beijing. In May 2016, he was honored by the Asia Society with a leadership award for “revolutionizing the way people live, consume, socially interact, and civically engage.”
Kiaser Kuo speaks frequently on topics related to politics, international relations, and technology in China. Kaiser has served for many years as an Official Writer for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. He lives in Chapel Hill with his wife and two children.
Prof. ANUSHA CHARI
Anusha Chari is a Professor of Economics and Finance at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a Research Associate in the National Bureau of Economic Research’s International Finance and Macroeconomics Program.
Anusha Chari received a PhD in International Finance from UCLA and a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Balliol College at Oxford and Economics at the University of Delhi.
She has held faculty positions at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, the University of Michigan, and The Haas School of Business at Berkeley. She was a research associate at the Swiss Institute of Banking and Finance at St. Gallen, Switzerland and a summer intern at the International Monetary Fund.
Professor Chari was a special advisor to the Indian Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council and member of an Advisory Group of Eminent Persons on G20 Issues. Her research is in the fields of open-economy macroeconomics and international finance.