The China Center's annual Bob and Kim Griffin Building U.S.- China Bridges Lecture features high-profile speakers who are experts in a wide range of timely and critical China-related topics, from economics and business to culture and politics. The event is free and open to the public.

2018 Griffin Lecture

China in the New Era: What Lies Ahead? Mega Shifts in China and Strategic Implications

Haiyan Wang, Griffin Lecture Keynote Speaker

Date: March 7, 2018
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: University of Minnesota, McNamara Alumni Center Memorial Hall

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Having come from poverty to upper-middle-income status, China now finds itself at a cross-road. It’s a classic case of what got you here won’t get you there.

  • Could China get stuck in a middle-income trap and fail to fulfill the grand dream of becoming a rich global power?
  • Could China undertake the challenging reforms in political and economic governance? What mega-shifts will take place in the coming decade in China?
  • What geopolitical repercussions might arise from China's increasingly proactive stance (such as the Belt & Road Initiative) on global affairs?

How China will change between now and 2030 will affect companies in every industry worldwide. Haiyan Wang will take an inside-out and outside-in look at the major shifts—demographic, social, economic, political, and geopolitical—and their strategic implications.

Speaker Bio

Haiyan Wang is Managing Partner of the China India Institute, a Washington D.C.-based research and advisory organization with a focus on the transformational rise of emerging markets, foremost China and India, and implications for key stakeholders. She has also been an Adjunct Professor of Strategy at INSEAD. Haiyan writes frequently for Harvard Business Review and has also been a columnist for Bloomberg Businessweek.