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The third annual China-U.S. Symposium was held at the Renaissance Tianjin TEDA Hotel and Convention Center in Tianjin, China. Sessions considered the rights of minority shareholders in China, the value of strategic partnerships in the Chinese financial sector, and U.S. government responses to Chinese acquisitions and to alleged currency manipulation. Participants agreed that China had made important progress in financial regulation and supervision, but that there was significant room for improvement. This was seen as important, given the rapid rise of the Chinese financial sector and the 2007 opening of banking to foreign competition under the terms of China’s WTO accession agreement. With regard to U.S. government responses to acquisitions and alleged currency manipulation by Chinese authorities, discussion focused on structural macroeconomic issues in both countries. Participants expressed concern about the sustainability of the resulting imbalances, and called for renewed attention to domestic imbalances in both the United States and China. In the first session, participants discussed protection and ...more...
• Protection and Enforcement of the Rights of Minority Shareholders in Public Companies
• The Value of Strategic Partnerships in the Chinese Financial Sector
• U.S. Barriers to Chinese Acquisitions (CFIUS) and Trade Sanctions for an "Undervalued" Currency
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