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Speaker Lunch: The Rise of China and its Implications for Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the U.S., Harry Harding X Syaru Shirley Lin

Date : Thursday 28-Jun-2018
Time : 12:15 – 2:15PM
Venue : The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central
Event fee for pay in advance : HK$450.00 (Member)
: HK$550.00 (Associate)
  : HK$550.00 (Guest)
Sign-up Deadline : Thursday 28-Jun-2018
Contact Person : Carolyn Yeh: carolyn.yeh@aya.yale.edu

Speaker Lunch: The Rise of China and its Implications for Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the U.S., Harry Harding X Syaru Shirley Lin

Date: Thursday, June 28, 2018

Time: 12:15 – 2:15PM

Venue: The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central. Please note the dress code (https://www.thehongkongclub.hk/public/dress-code-policies.html)

Cost (includes lunch): HK$450 (members); HK$550 (associates/guests)

NOTE: Please send payment confirmation to carolyn.yeh@aya.yale.edu to confirm your seat.  Spaces are limited so sign up early!

Join us for a joint talk by Harry Harding and Syaru Shirley Lin on The Rise of China and Its Implications for Taiwan, Hong Kong and the U.S., co-hosted by the Yale Club, Harvard Business School Association and UVA Club of Hong Kong.

The implications of China’s rise for Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the United States are increasingly complex and controversial, especially because it has been associated not with democratization at home and conciliatory behavior abroad, as many had hoped, but rather with tighter domestic political controls and the more forceful assertion of Beijing’s core foreign policy interests.  

How are these developments affecting Hong Kong and Taiwan, both of which are forming separate political identities even as their economies become increasingly interdependent with China’s? What are the implications for the United States, whose policy of engagement with China is increasingly criticized as having fallen short of its goals? As the Trump Administration takes a tougher line on China, how is the rest of the region responding?

About the Speakers

Harry Harding, University Professor and Professor of Public Policy, University of Virginia; Visiting Professor of Politics and Public Administration, University of Hong Kong; author of “Has U.S. China Policy Failed?”

Harry Harding is University Professor and Professor of Public Policy at the University of Virginia. A specialist on U.S.-China relations and the international relations of Asia, his major publications include Organizing China: The Problem of Bureaucracy, 1949-1966; China’s Second Revolution: Reform After Mao; A Fragile Relationship: the United States and China Since 1972; and the chapter on the Cultural Revolution in the Cambridge History of China.  Harding was the founding dean of UVa’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy between 2009 and 2014.   Before coming to Virginia, he held appointments at Swarthmore, Stanford, and the Brookings Institution and completed two terms as dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. He was vice-chairman of the Asia Foundation and has served on the boards of several other non-profit and educational organizations, as well as the Defense Policy Board and the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Scientific and Technological Cooperation.

After completing his term as dean of the Batten School in 2014, Harding held visiting positions at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the University of Hong Kong while maintaining his primary appointment at the University of Virginia.  Beginning this fall, he will be a visiting professor in the International Doctoral Program in Asia-Pacific Studies at National Chengchi University in Taipei.

Syaru Shirley Lin (“Shirley), Adjunct Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong; Lecturer, University of Virginia; author of “Taiwan’s China Dilemma”

Syaru Shirley Lin teaches political economy at the University of Virginia and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her book, Taiwan’s China Dilemma, on the impact of the evolution of Taiwanese national identity on cross-Strait economic policy was published by Stanford University Press in 2016. She is currently working on the high income trap in East Asia. Her commentary frequently appears in English and Chinese media.

Prof. Lin retired from Goldman Sachs as a partner in the Principal Investment Area, spearheading investments in technology start-ups in twelve countries in Asia. Previously, she specialized in the privatization of state-owned enterprises in China and Singapore.

Prof. Lin has served on the boards of numerous companies, now including Goldman Sachs Asia Bank, Langham Hospitality Investments and Mercuries Life Insurance. She was appointed by the Hong Kong government to the Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation and advises the Focused Ultrasound Foundation and Crestview Partners.

Prof. Lin graduated cum laude from Harvard College and earned a Ph.D. from the University of Hong Kong.  She is a Yale parent – her elder daughter is a recent graduate of Yale College.

Contact Person: Carolyn Yeh (carolyn.yeh@aya.yale.edu), Rawen Huang (rawen.huang@aya.yale.edu)