China and the U.S.: One Belt, One Road and a 100-Day Plan [SOLD OUT]VIEW EVENT DETAILS
A Special Convening
NEW YORK, June 14, 2017 — A high-level group of dignitaries from China and the United States discusses China's groundbreaking Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the state of Sino-American relations. Speakers include China Ambassador to the U.S. Cui Tiankai, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Vice Chairman of the Twelfth National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference C.H. Tung, Asia Society President and CEO Josette Sheeran, and Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd. (1 hr., 34 min..)
Breakfast available from 8:00 AM
Discussion begins at 8:30 AM
On May 14, dozens of heads of state and thousands of business leaders gathered in Beijing with China’s President Xi Jinping for a major summit to discuss next steps for the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) — China’s mammoth, closely-watched global infrastructure endeavor set to span continents. President Xi has called BRI the “project of the century,” and indeed, it may be the most ambitious infrastructure plan the world has ever seen. BRI would involve more than 60 nations, two-thirds of the world’s population, and investments that may exceed $1 trillion. With it comes all manner of geopolitical, economic, and strategic questions.
Join us as we host a high-level delegation of Chinese leaders who are responsible for both the continued development of BRI, as well as discussions with the Trump administration on the 100-Day Plan for U.S.-China economic relations, which was launched at the recent meeting between Presidents Trump and Xi.
Keynote speakers will include Asia Society Policy Institute President and former Prime Minister of Australia The Hon. Kevin Rudd, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, China's Ambassador to the United States Ciu Tiankai, and Vice Chairman of the Twelfth National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and former Chief Executive of Hong Kong C. H. Tung.
Michael R. Bloomberg is an entrepreneur and philanthropist who served three terms as Mayor of the City of New York from 2002 to 2013. He is the Founder of Bloomberg LP and currently serves as its President and CEO. He is also the founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies, which employs a unique data-driven approach to global change. He began his career at Salomon Brothers, after graduating from Harvard Business School and Johns Hopkins University.
The Hon. Kevin Rudd is President of the Asia Society Policy Institute. He served as Australia’s 26th Prime Minister and as Foreign Minister. He is a Distinguished Fellow at Chatham House in London, a Distinguished Statesman with the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, and a Distinguished Fellow at the Paulson Institute in Chicago. He is proficient in Mandarin Chinese and co-chairs the China Global Affairs Council of the World Economic Forum.
Ambassador Cui Tiankai assumed office as Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the United States of America in April 2013. Prior to this post, he served as Vice Minister for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2009 to 2013, and Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Japan from 2007 to 2009. He has served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1984.
C. H. Tung is the Vice Chairman of the Twelfth National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. He is the Founding Chairman of the China-U.S. Exchange Foundation and Our Hong Kong Foundation. Prior to these appointments, Mr. Tung served as First Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China, where he presided in the historical return of Hong Kong to China.