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China Europe International Business School America Forum 2014

China-U.S. Cooperation: Opportunities in Times of Mirror Image Rebalance


Ms. Yaya Cang / 699 Hongfeng Road, Shanghai 201206, PRC

China exports while the U.S. imports; China manufactures while the U.S. consumes. After being on a fast track for three decades, “perfect” China-U.S. cooperation suddenly ground to a halt in 2008: the unexpected financial tsunami led to the collapse of the American myth about “high consumption and low savings” and put an end to the Chinese miracle of sustained high growth driven by exports and investments. As a result, both China-U.S. cooperation and the Chinese and American economies have entered a stage of readjustment.

In 2014, the sixth year after the financial tsunami swept across the world, the U.S. has plugged the gaps left by the economic bubble burst by increasing savings, lowering consumption, stimulating domestic investment and aggressively returning to the manufacturing industry. China has kept its steady pace in maintaining economic growth, boosting domestic demand and promoting industrial restructuring. The Chinese and American economy have maintained what Economist Stephen Roach describes as the “mirror image rebalance”, China-U.S. cooperation has ushered in a new era. Faced with this common challenge of rebalancing their economies, there is a lot that the two countries can gain from each other by treating the relationship as an opportunity, as opposed to a threat. Within this context, Chinese and American enterprises need to identify new business opportunities for a win-win result by leveraging strategic cooperation between the Chinese and American governments.

The CEIBS America Forum 2014 is launched to bring in scholars and business elites from both China and the U.S.to probe the macro strategies for China-U.S. cooperation and new opportunities for partnership between Chinese and American enterprises.


China Europe International Business School


CEIBS is a not-for-profit joint venture established in 1994 with the support of the Chinese government and the European Commission. Over the past two decades, CEIBS has made outstanding achievements and received wide recognition from the society, with its reputation as a prestigious business school in Asia being further strengthened and enhanced. With a vision to become the most respected international business school in the world, CEIBS is committed to educating socially responsible leaders versed in "China Depth, Global Breadth".


September 26th, Metropolitan Club


Arrival & Registration


Welcome Address

Prof. Pedro NUENO
President & Chengwei Capital Chair Professor of Entrepreneurship, CEIBS

Ms. Kathryn WYLDE
President and Chief Executive Officer, Partnership for New York City

Host: Prof. ZHANG Weijiong
Vice President & Co-Dean, Professor of Strategy, CEIBS


Opening Keynote Speech
Senior Official from Department of Treasury, U.S.

Session One
China-U.S. Strategic Cooperation: Coordinating the Steps for "Rebalance"

The outbreak of the global financial crisis in 2008 warned us of the serious over-exploitation of "the globalization dividend" caused by the unreasonable economic structures and policies of the world's major economies. Therefore, the rebalancing of post-crisis global economy requires concerted efforts of all major economies in structural and policy adjustments. Considering the growing external demand and shrinking domestic demand, Chinese enterprises need to aggressively pursue the "going global" strategy to improve their global competitiveness and meanwhile relieve the pressure of foreign exchange surplus and excessive consumption of resources. With regard to Sino-US economic and trade relations, the roles of the two countries as investor and the market may be reversed for the first time in three decades as the US will become the top destination for the outbound investment of Chinese enterprises. In order to create a win-win situation in the new round of global economic rebalancing, the governments of the two countries should work together to coordinate the rebalancing pace and take both internal policies and external effects into consideration.


Prof. Stephen S. ROACH
Senior Fellow, Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs;
Former Chairman, Morgan Stanley Asia;
Visiting Leader, CEIBS


Mr. FENG Lun
President, Vantone Group;
Chairman of the Board, Vantone Holdings Co., Ltd;
CEIBS Alumnus


Mr. William R. RHODES
Senior Advisor, Citi;
President and Chief Executive Officer, William R. Rhodes Global Advisors, LLC;
Professor-at-Large, Brown University


Panel Discussion

Moderator: Prof. Hellmut SCHUTTE
Vice President & Dean, Distinguished Professor of International Management, CEIBS


Coffee Break


Case Study: Globalization Strategies of Chinese Enterprises

Prof. DING Yuan
Cathay Capital Chair in Accounting, Associate Dean (Faculty), Co-director of Centre for Globalization of Chinese Companies, CEIBS

Session Two
China-U.S. Internet Cooperation: Trading Capital for the Market

Since mid-2013, China's Internet start-up entrepreneurs, long absent from the U.S.'s capital market, have rung – in droves – NASDAQ's opening bell. With a successful IPO, Chinese Concept Stock companies are fortunate enough to have received the returns on their final U.S. dollar investment before the financial crisis, as are the U.S. venture capitalists who have channeled investment funds into these Chinese start-ups. Given the wide gap between China and the U.S. in so many respects, the American Internet giants have met their Waterloo in their attempts to penetrate the Chinese market. Meanwhile the VC\PEs have made a killing by trading capital for the market when entering China's Internet industry.


Vice President for Strategy & Enterprise Initiatives, IBM


Dr. John LIU
Chief Business Officer, Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd; CEIBS Alumnus


Dr. Charles FAN
Senior Vice President of R&D, VMware


Chairman, Savoy Capital;
Former Chief Executive Officer, Continental Airlines


Panel Discussion

Moderator: Mr. Peter B. WALKER
Director, McKinsey & Company



 Session Three
China-U.S. Real Estate Cooperation: Progress of Chinese Property Developers in the U.S.

Co-presented by the China Real Estate Chamber of Commerce and CEIBS 

Since 2013, given tight control over the property sector and a sluggish property market in China, a growing number of Chinese property developers have set their sights on the U.S. After becoming the second largest overseas investor in the American residential property industry, the Chinese have tapped into the U.S. commercial property sector. As early as 2011, Vantone Real Estate, one of the trailblazers, took out a 20-year lease on four floors of the Freedom Tower (new World Trade Center building) in New York. As of October 2013, Chinese investors, including real estate tycoons like Vanke, SOHO and Fosun, had pumped US$6 billion into the American commercial property sector. In contrast to their lackluster performance in the American automobile, home appliances and IT markets, Chinese companies will likely make a comeback in the U.S. commercial property sector.


Mr. Chien Chung PEI
Partner, Pei Partnership Architects;
Member, American Institute of Architects;
Chairman, China Institute


Mr. CHEN Jun
Founder and Chairman, Eastside Group;
The 8th Rotating President, China Urban Reality Association;
Partner, IDG Capital;
CEIBS Alumnus


Ms. Janice STANTON
Senior Managing Director in the Capital Markets Group, Cushman & Wakefield


Panel Discussion

Moderator: Mr. ZHONG Bin
Secretary General, China Real Estate Chamber of Commerce


Coffee Break

Session Four
Competition & Cooperation between China and the US in the New Energy Sector

China and the US, the world's two biggest consumers of energy, are highly motivated to play a greater role in the new energy sector. The US expects to consolidate its status as the global economic leader by executing new energy policies and vigorously developing clean energy, while China faces the pressing need to increase the weight of clean energy in its energy portfolio, fulfill its commitment to emission reduction, and make the transition to a low-carbon economy. Both countries' equal emphasis on the development of new energy makes their relationship in the sector even more delicate. Hostile competition may see both sides losing, while constructive cooperation may mean everyone wins. Will it be possible for China and the US to reduce their trade conflicts in the new energy sector, despite increasingly frequent "anti-dumping and countervailing investigations" and the numerous "penalty tariffs" being imposed. Will they be able to play a win-win game? Will this become the new way to resolve energy conflicts through communications at non-governmental level?


Ms. Nora Mead BROWNELL
Director of the Board, National Grid;
Former Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission


Dr. Shawn QU
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Solar Inc.


Mr. Jack WEN
Vice President for Global Sales & Marketing, GE Energy Management;
CEIBS Alumnus


Panel Discussion

Moderator: Mr. Solomon CAI
Chief Executive Officer, Globelink China Investment Limited;
Chairman, CEIBS Alumni USA Chapter;
Member, Eisenhower Fellowships


Wrap Up: Prof. Pedro NUENO
President & Chengwei Capital Chair Professor of Entrepreneurship, CEIBS


Attendance Notice

Target Audience: Senior Executives
We will send out formal invitation letter to confirm your attendance once the organization committee accepts your registration.

Online Registration
T: +86-21-28905047/5588
E: americaforum@ceibs.edu

Venue and Accommodation

Conference Venue

Metropolitan Club
One East Sixtieth Street, New York, NY 10022-1054

Metropolitan Club Website