WELCOME FROM THE 2018 FORUM CO-PRESIDENTS
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
We are thrilled to welcome you to the 2018 Yale U.S. China Forum! The forum aims to provide a platform to exchange thoughts and ideology by helping participants understand the changing landscape, witness recent advancements and accomplishments, and foster ideas for future development and opportunities in China.
The theme of this year’s forum, The China Accelerator for World Development, comes at a time of China’s continuous effort of structural reform. In 2017, China achieved a 6.9% increase in gross domestic product (GDP), continuing to provide a positive and healthy momentum for world development. In the meantime, to sustain quality in its growth, China strives to transition from foreign direct investment to domestic consumption, from manufacturing to innovation, and from economies of scale to quality improvement.
With panels on macro economy, urbanization, healthcare, fintech, art and culture, and many other topics, our speakers and our audiences will together explore cooperative opportunities between U.S. and China and foster ideas for coordinated development across China’s economy, society, and culture. Our hope is that the insights and ideas discussed today will continue to evolve after our event concludes.
To our sponsors, speakers, student executive committee, volunteers, SOM staff, and many others who have contributed to make this day a reality, we thank you. Together, we can shape and establish more effective dialogs between U.S. and China.
Your 2018 Forum Co-Presidents
2020 PhD Candidate
Yale Graduate School of Art and Science
President of ACSSY, 2017-2018
2018 MBA Candidate
Yale School of Management