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Dean of SLHR, Zeng Xiangquan, Was Invited to Attend “Harvard China Forum” and Deliver a Speech
“Harvard China Forum” was held in Harvard University on April 18-20 with the theme of “Can China Lead?”. Former Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin rudd, President of National Committee of US-China Relations, Steve Orlins, Vice President of The World Bank, Zhu Xian, ICBC President, Yi Huiman, President of HNA Group, Chen Feng, President of China Yabuli Entrepreneurs BBS, TIanyuan, Vice Provost of Harvard University, Dean of Graduate school of liberal arts college Meng Xiaoli, Director of Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies Mark Eliott, Former Director Gao Yi, Professor Richard cooper of Department of International Economics and other experts and scholars were invited to the forum and deliver speeches.
Dean of SLHR, Zeng Xiangquan, was also invited to attend the forum and he made a speech entitled “the Challenges and Strategies of China's New Urbanization” in the Sub-Forum of “Risks and Opportunities in China's New Urbanization” in the afternoon of April 19th. He summarized the achievements made during the 30 years of China's reform and opening-up. Then he analyzed and discussed current and future challenges and strategic demands of China's new urbanization based on the newly released New Urbanization Plan (2012-2020).
After that, Professor Zeng Xiangquan held the Sub-Forum of “Risks and Opportunities in China's New Urbanization” and made comments on related issues. Vice President of The World Bank, Zhu Xian, Vice President of China Development Bank, Gao Jian, CEO of MTR China Affair Yi Min, Mayor of Yuncheng, Shanxi Province, Wang Qingxian also made their speeches and interacted with audiences regarding their concerns. Over 300 professors and students from North America and Harvard University attended this Sub-Forum.
Founded in 1998, Harvard China Forum is the leading student organized North American conference dedicated to a constructive dialogue on the challenges, trends, and issues affecting China. They aim to engage leaders in business, academia, and politics in a discourse that will offer insight and generate new ideas. Former themes included Asian Financial Crisis, Sino-American relations, China and WTO and so on. The main theme of this year was “Can China Lead?”. Sub-forums included “Go International! Corporate Strategy in an Era of Globalization”, “Social Innovation”, “Multi-media and Cultural Investment”, “Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship”, “Second-Generation Entrepreneurs - Succession Story”, “Venture Capital in China”, “Risks and Opportunities in China's New Urbanization”, “Private Investments in Key State-controlled Sectors”, “The Real Estate Bubble: When?.”
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