U.S.-China Perceptions Opinion SurveyVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Beyond the Headlines
Tea/ Coffee Reception 5:30pm
Panel Discussion 6:00pm
A poll of Americans and Chinese has revealed that while the U.S. and China have concerns about each other — Americans are worried about the trade deficit, U.S. job losses to China, and cybersecurity, whereas the Chinese are anxious about the U.S. military presence in the Asia-Pacific region and issues on Taiwan — there are also areas of common unease, such as climate change and North Korea. This is according to the recent findings of the latest U.S.-China Public Perceptions Opinion Survey, conducted by the Committee of 100 (C100), which measures the attitudes of Americans and Chinese towards each other on issues such as trade, economics, geopolitics, domestic concerns, culture, and the environment. The objective of this study is to determine American attitudes toward China, and, as a “mirror,” measure Chinese attitudes toward America on key issues in U.S.-China relations and salient domestic issues in both countries.
Charlie Woo, chairman of C100’s Public Policy Committee will present the survey results and will be joined afterward by Prof. Xu Zidong of Lingnan University for a wide-ranging discussion including how a Mainland Chinese-born professor who studied in the U.S. and teaches in Hong Kong views these recent trends.
Charlie Woo is chairman of the Public Policy Committee at C100, an international organization of prominent Chinese-Americans. He is an entrepreneur and real estate developer with a passion for public policy, political participation, and civic engagement. Mr. Woo is co-founder and CEO of Megatoys, a toy manufacturer headquartered in Los Angeles, California with production facilities in both the U.S. and China. He has a long history of civic and community involvement and chairs the Workforce Development Board for the City of Los Angeles.
Xu Zidong is a professor in the Department of Chinese at Lingnan University. He was awarded Charming Scholar 2011 by the Guangzhou-based Southern People Weekly for his multi-media presence and ability to interact with members of the public on literature and other social and cultural matters. Convinced that it is a responsibility of contemporary scholars to communicate with the public through the mass media, Prof. Xu puts it into practice by sharing his insights on China’s social transformation and other issues in writings and on talk shows.
S. Alice Mong became Executive Director of Asia Society Hong Kong Center in 2012. She was previously based in New York for almost a decade in the non-profit sector, as director of the Museum of Chinese in America and executive director of the Committee of 100, a Chinese-American non-profit membership organization. Ms. Mong began her career at the Ohio Department of Development, and later became managing director of the Ohio Office of East and Southeast Asia based in Hong Kong. She also worked for Hang Lung Property Group. (Moderator)
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