Ronnie Chan: What's Wrong With America and China?
What does China’s spectacular rise mean to the people in America and China? Dr. Ronnie C. Chan, Chairman of Hang Lung Group and Hang Lung Properties, and Co-chair of the Asia Society, will postulate the differences in the political systems of the US and China which are rooted in different cultural traditions. He will also discuss the ramifications of such differences for US-China relations.
Ronnie C. Chan is the Chairman of Hang Lung Group Limited and its subsidiary Hang Lung Properties Limited. Both are publicly listed companies in Hong Kong, with the latter being a constituent stock of the Hang Seng Index. Founded in 1960, it has been expanding into mainland China since 1992 and in 2011 reported a net profit of US$743.27 million. Following successes in Shanghai, since 2005 Hang Lung has been investing US$6.9 billion and building a number of world-class commercial complexes in several major Chinese cities.
Internationally, Dr. Chan is a Co-Chair of the Board of the Asia Society and Chairman of its Hong Kong Center, a founding Trustee of the African-Asian Society and a Director of the Board of the Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Committee on United States-China Relations, the Committee of 100, and the Advisory Board of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Jakarta. Mr. Chan is a former director of Standard Chartered PLC and Motorola, Inc.
ASNC Board Chairman, Jack Wadsworth, will moderate this discussion.
This program is hosted by the USF Center for the Pacific Rim. It is being co-sponsored with the USF School of Management, The Asia Foundation, and the California-Asia Business Council.