SCMP sets sights on expanding footprint in the USA with first-ever China Conference in New York

NEW YORK, 19 November 2019 –  The South China Morning Post will launch the first US instalment of its successful ‘China Conference’ series next month, gathering leading geopolitical experts, business leaders and government officials for meaningful dialogue about the competition and conflict between the United States and China.

Held on 10 December at The Altman Building in New York, the sessions at China Conference: United States (CCUSA) will cover complex issues between the two rival superpowers. The conference program will address questions about the US-China trade war and its effect on the global economy, the technological race for 5G and AI supremacy and the possibility of coexistence for two competing ideologies. Other thought-provoking discussions will include the future of immigration, trade and cultural exchange between the two nations. Click here for more details about the agenda. 

China Conference: United States will feature 30+ well-known speakers, including senior business leaders, government officials, and researchers from both countries. 

The stellar line-up of speakers include former Minister of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China Chen Deming; Ambassador David Adelman, Partner at Reed Smith and Former United States Ambassador to Singapore; Craig Allen, President of the US-China Business Council; Dr. Xiang Bing, Founding Dean of the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business; Victor Gao, Chairman of the China Energy Security Institute and Vice President of the Center for China and Globalisation; Ambassador Terry Miller, Director of the Center for International Trade and Economics and Mark A. Kolokotrones Fellow in Economic Freedom at The Heritage Foundation; Dr. Stephen Roach, Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute of Global Affairs, Yale University; Ambassador Kurt Tong, Partner in The Asia Group and Former U.S. Consul General to Hong Kong and Macau; and Dr. Huiyao Wang, Founder and President of the Center for China and Globalization. Click here for the full list of speakers at China Conference: United States.

China Conference: United States represents the next step of SCMP’s expansion in the US. Currently, one third of SCMP’s global readers reside in the United States – approximately 10 million monthly active readers – which highlights the growing demand for in-depth news coverage on the world’s second-largest economy. SCMP currently operates offices and newsrooms in Washington, D.C. and New York. 

Other speakers at China Conference: United States include –

    • Dr. Robert D. Atkinson, Founder & President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
    • Grace Chen, Chief Strategy Officer – China, Live Nation
    • Wendy Cutler, Vice President and Managing Director, Washington, D.C. Office, Asia Society Policy Institute
    • Eric Fish, Author of “China’s Millennials: The Want Generation”
    • Dr. Allan E. Goodman, President and CEO, Institute of International Education
    • Ryan Heath, Senior Editor, Politico
    • Dr. Katherine Kaup, James B. Duke Professor of Asian Studies and Politics & International Affairs, Furman University; Member of the Board of Directors, National Committee on United States – China Relations
    • Prof. Ann Lee, Author of “What the US Can Learn from China” and “Will China’s Economy Collapse?”; Foreign policy advisor to Andrew Yang
    • Stella Li, President, BYD Motors LLC; Senior Vice President, BYD Company Limited
    • Daniel Russel, Vice President, International Security and Diplomacy, Asia Society Policy Institute
    • Michael Ryan, Chief Investment Officer Americas, UBS Global Wealth Management
    • Naomi Wilson, Senior Director of Policy, Asia, Information Technology Industry Council
    • Xiao Yuqiang, Chairman, ICBC US Management Committee


About the South China Morning Post

The South China Morning Post is a leading global news company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century. Founded in 1903, SCMP is headquartered in Hong Kong, where it is the city’s newspaper of record, with a growing correspondent staff across Asia and the United States. SCMP’s vision is to “Elevate Thought” and our mission is to “Lead the global conversation about China”. Additionally, SCMP publishes a portfolio of premium lifestyle and fashion titles in Hong Kong including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Esquire and, Harper’s BAZAAR. SCMP is also home to Abacus, a digital news brand focused on China’s tech industry; Inkstone, a daily news brief for those curious about China’s growing impact around the world; and Goldthread, a content platform with a focus on food, travel and culture in China.

About the China Conference

South China Morning Post’s China Conference was first launched in 2015 with the aim of setting the agenda for China watchers, business leaders and government officials around the world. Convening hundreds of thought-leaders at each event, renowned experts have debated pressing issues surrounding the world’s second-largest economy, and fostered better understanding and elevated thought about China’s culture, society, industries and economy. Originally held in Hong Kong, it has branched out to Southeast Asia and now the United States in the past year. Visit the website for more details.

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