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How Can China Revive Its Economy? Can the Sino-U.S. Relationship Be Managed Long-Term?

June 6, 2024
6:00 - 7:30 PM ET

What are the structural issues that China needs to address to avoid further economic slowdown and the backlash of China Shock 2.0? Can China revive its private sector to make it the main growth engine again? If so, how? Is the U.S.-China relationship manageable over the long term without becoming even more adversarial? Join us at China Institute in America for an engaging session with MIT professor Yasheng Huang and renowned investor Isaac Souede on the profound economic transformations shaping China today.

We will explore the impact of recent U.S. tariff increases on Chinese imports and the potential for Washington to adopt an even tougher stance, including the possible repeal of China’s Permanent Normal Trade Relations and the implementation of U.S. outbound capital controls to China. This program will address the challenges facing China’s economy, with a focus on trade, technology, and geopolitical tensions.

Speakers & Moderator

Yasheng Huang
Professor at MIT

Yasheng Huang is the Epoch Foundation Professor of International Management and Faculty Director of Action Learning at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Between 2013 and 2017, he served as an Associate Dean in charge of MIT Sloan’s global partnership programs and its action learning initiatives. His previous appointments include faculty positions at the University of Michigan and at Harvard Business School. At MIT Sloan, Huang founded and directs China Lab and India Lab, which have provided low-cost consulting services to more than 360 small and medium enterprises in China and India. Between 2015 and 2018, he ran a program in Yunnan province to train women entrepreneurs (funded by Goldman Sachs Foundation). He has held or received prestigious fellowships, such as the National Fellowship at Stanford University and the Social Science Research Council-MacArthur Fellowship.

Isaac Souede 
Chief Investment Strategist and Chairman, SCP Investment 

Isaac R. Souede is currently Chairman and Chief Investment Strategist of SCP Investment. Previously he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for the Permal Group. He was also the director of Permal Group LLC. Souede was appointed chairman, chief executive officer and director of Permal Asset Management LLC in April 2003, and director of Permal Group Ltd. in July 2005. He served as a director of the Steinhardt Fund as well as other funds within the Permal Family of Funds. Souede holds a Master’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He was a licensed certified public accountant in the state of New York.

Susan Yuqing Feng
Director of Programs at China Institute in America

Susan Yuqing Feng joined China Institute in America as Director of Programs in October.  Before joining CI, Susan was the Editor in Chief of Bitpush News, a leading block chain media based in New York and a columnist for the Financial Times Chinese Edition.

Throughout her journalism career, Susan conducted interviews with a multitude of world economic and political leaders, including Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, Alan Greenspan, Paul Volker, President Clinton, Zbigniew Brzeziński, Michael Bloomberg, Thomas Friedman, and many more.  Susan has also directed the documentary series “World Movers” which was released in March 2018. It illustrated the emerging new world order 70 years after WWII, shedding light on what has changed the U.S. and the world and the forces affecting everyone. It focused on the relationships between technology and globalization, the impact on immigration, and the future of U.S.-China relations.

Susan graduated from Columbia University and got her MA in International Affairs.

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