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China: A Series on the World’s Next Great Power

“China’s Global Rise: The Chinese Economy and the United States”

Part Two of a Five Part series A Two Day Conference Held at Furman University and the Westin Poinsett, Greenville SC October 25-26, 2004 China’s rise to a global economic power has raised many vital questions for analysts, policymakers, and the international business community. What does the rise of China, the world’s next super power, mean for America? Will China’s accession into the World Trade Organization promote social and political change within the world’s largest nation? Will China play by WTO rules, and what will the impact be on American business interests? This National Conference brought together prominent speakers from within the US government, academia, and media to join their counterparts from China to discuss these issues and more.

Conference Agenda

Monday, October 25, 2004

  • Opening Keynote Address: “China’s Economic Transformation” by Albert Keidel, former deputy director for the Office of East Asian Nations at the U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Panel Discussion: “Challenges and Prospects: China’s Domestic Economy in the 21st Century” with panelists Dorothy Solinger, Sonia Li, and Fei-ling Wang

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

  • Panel discussion: “China’s Economic Rise: How Should America Respond?” with panelists John Foarde, June Teufel Dreyer, Clarke Thompson, and Bern McPheeley
  • Closing Keynote Address “The Rise of China: Challenges and Opportunities” by Pieter Bottelier, an international economist and former Chief of the World Bank’s Resident Mission in Beijing.

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Press Coverage

The Greenville News and an Op-Ed that appeared in The Greenville News More information on the China’s Global Rise Series