To many people, China appears to be this huge unreadable monolith of a state run nation. Yet this is often a case of a skewed perspective. China's policies and development strategies can appear extreme, yet on the other hand, has responded remarkably well to change in the past, and has allowed the country to grow into the enormously complex, and surprisingly inclusive system of economics it is today. Nevertheless, it has reached a stage of political stagnation as a result of a newfound intricacy and unwillingness to restructure.
AmCham is pleased to host a session with William H. Overholt, author of the recently published China's Crisis of Success, and an expert with an extensive background in consulting, strategic planning. Mr Overholt's career spans across 16 years of policy research at a think tank, ten years at Harvard University, and 21 years running investment bank research teams. He too, has written several books on the geopolitics of America and its relationship with the wider Asia Pacific, making him uniquely qualified as a strategic planning advisor in the region.
"China is like an entrepreneur whose business has been wildly successful but gets to the point where continued success requires organizational transformation. That is a crisis of success", he writes. "Like other Asian miracle economies, in its first successful decades China managed both economy and politics through extremely centralized decisions, made possible by a relatively simple economy and by shared fears that simplified politics." This session aims to elaborate on China's past successes, and its increasing unsuccesses, as well as peel back the veil of misconceptions surrounded this modern power bloc.
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First 15-20 minutes is for networking
Light breakfast included