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Long-time "China Hand" Frank Lavin will address the future of U.S.-China Relations and in particular examine the policy consequences of China's long-term economic out-performance. Among questions he will address are: What is the impact in China of the U.S. economic turmoil? What is the impact of the Jasmine Spring? How will China's leadership transition play into this? What is the future of economic nationalism in China?
Ambassador Lavin lives in Hong Kong where he serves as Chairman, Public Affairs, of Edelman Asia Pacific. He previously served as Undersecretary of Trade in the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he was lead negotiator for China. He has also served as U.S. Ambassador to Singapore (2001-2005) and in 2010 he was Chairman of the Steering Committee for the USA Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo.
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The Honorable Frank Lavin
Director, Asian Studies Center