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The fifth annual China-U.S. Symposium was held in Shanghai, China in the midst of slowing global economic growth and a worsening of the U.S. financial crisis. Sessions addressed the current turmoil in U.S. and global financial markets and issues regarding investment by sovereign wealth funds and private pools of liquidity. Much of the discussion was animated by the ongoing events in the U.S., on topics including the future course of the crisis, the ability of U.S. authorities to handle the crisis, lessons from the U.S. for China, and the potential role of Chinese financial actors in stabilizing the situation. The turmoil in U.S. financial markets and the potential for greater global contagion was an issue of great concern to participants. Major topics of discussion in Session 1 included the ...more...
• Turmoil in the Financial Markets
• Issues in Public Sector and Private Sector Investments: Sovereign Wealth Funds, QDII, Private Equity
• Richard Kramlich, General Partner and Co-Founder, New Enterprise Associates
• Ambassador Alan F. Holmer, Special Envoy for China and the Strategic Economic Dialogue, U.S. Department of the Treasury (via pre-recorded video)
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