From Win-Win to Mutual Trust

Trade tensions, domestic politics, Taiwan, North Korea, Iran,
international security – the list of existing and potential conflicts
between China and US runs into almost every important aspect of international political life. With the European economy still
struggling and the Middle East in political turmoil, 2012 is one of
the years when the world can least afford a major conflict between China and US. However, 2012 is also a year when many of these conflicts are likely to become the major rhetoric of the US General Election, in the midst of strong sentiments of Republican
protectionism. How can China and US avoid serious conflicts which might damage the weak global economic recovery? How can China and US cooperate with each other and lead the world to solve some of the most alarming problems? This panel will lead you to understand the recent developments in China-US relation and how we can solve the existing and potential conflicts.
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Bilateral Investment and IPOs: Trend of Money Flow

Doors are open: While US foreign direct investment in China has always be significant, totaling nearly $3 billion in 2008, Chinese direct investment into the United States is soaring in the recent years. The number has more than doubled annually, to over $5 billion in 2010 alone. It is estimated that FDI from China has created more than 10,000 American jobs. However, surging Chinese investment has also triggered anxieties in the United States. How should governments of both countries make policies to maximize the benefits of bilateral investments? How do private investors make smart investment decisions? This panel will lead you to see what is behind the open doors.

Greening the Supply Chain in China: Challenges and Opportunities

After NIKE and other brands were exposed as having terrible working conditions in their Asian factories in the late 1990s, US brands made strides to address human rights and environmental problems along their supply chains. Today, an increasing number of companies, from footwear and apparel to electronics and retail, are reliant on factories and labor in China to produce popular items.

Our panel is designed to bring together industry experts, policy makers and thought leaders to discuss the challenges and opportunities of managing a global supply chain today, and explore how have multinational companies responded to the new wave of corporate sustainability and accountability concerns. Additionally, the panel will address the roles of media and civil society in facilitating such discussion.

From win-win to mutual trust
Time: April 5 to April 8, 2012
Location: Linsly-Chittenden Hall & Kroon Hall, Yale University

Sponsors

Evergreen Association
Ernst & Young
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies Dean Office

Council on East Asian Studies

Organizers

ACSSY
China Economic Forum
CAST-USA
Chinese Undergraduate Students at Yale

Global China Connection
Yale SOM Greater China Club

Partners

Yale University
University Companions