Alumni Clubs: Entitled Twenty Years After the Cold War, Where is the China-US Relationship Heading?

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Alumni Clubs for Yale School of Management, Stanford University and the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago collaborated with the China Business News Research Institute to host a panel discussion at the University of Chicago Center in Beijing, entitled Twenty Years After the Cold War, Where is the China-US Relationship Heading?

Guest panelists for the discussion included:

Victor Gao, a Director of China National Association of International Studies (CNAIS) and an International Councillor of Asia Society.  

Educational Background.  Victor Gao holds a J.D. degree from Yale Law School (1993), an M.A. degree in Political Science from Yale Graduate School’s Department of Political Science (1990), an M.A. degree in English Language and Literature from Beijing University of Foreign Studies (1983), and a B.A. degree in English Language and Literature from Soochow University (1981).  Gao writes regularly for major newspapers and magazines in China and abroad.  He has been regularly interviewed by major news agencies in China and abroad, including CCTV, China Radio International, Caijing Magazine, various newspapers in China, BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Guardian of the UK, Hong Kong Asian Television Station (ATV), RET of Ireland, SVT of Sweden, EFE of Spain, Al Jazeera TV Station, NHK World, etc.  Gao is a current affairs commentator for CCTV International and a regular speaker at international conferences.

John Pomfret is an American journalist and writer. In 1980, he was one of the first American students to go to China and study at Nanjing University.   Raised in New York City and educated at Stanford and Nanjing universities,  he is an award-winning journalist with The Washington Post. A foreign correspondent for 15 years, covering wars large and small in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Congo, Sri Lanka, Iraq, southwestern Turkey and northeastern Iran, Pomfret spent seven years covering China – one in the late 1980s and then from 1998 until the end of 2003 as the bureau chief for The Washington Post in Beijing.  Pomfret spent two years at Nanjing University in the early 1980s as part of one of the first groups of American students to study in China.   Married to a Chinese entrepreneur and has three children, he is the author of the critically-acclaimed “Chinese Lessons: Five Classmates and the Story of the New China.”

Xiaochen Chen is the Co-Founder and Deputy Executive Secretary of China Business News Research Institute; and a Senior Journalist at China Business News (Daily).  He is also Editor-in-Chief,Strategy, a Monthly Supplement of China Business News (CBN).  Mr. Chen holds M.A. in International Relations, Peking University 2008.  And also Peking University, B.A. in International Relations, with high grade and honor, 2002-2006.  Peking University, B.A. in Economics (minor), 2003-2006.