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Panel 1A: U.S. & China: Trade and Diplomacy

Sep 16 (Sat) 11:15 am - 12:45pm

International Affairs Building 417, Columbia University

Anthony Mak

New York Representative, Hong Kong Trade Development Council

Anthony Mak is in charge of HKTDC’s operations in New York and East Coast of the United States, responsible for promoting Hong Kong’s world-class service and business platform. Prior to New York, Mr. Mak was the section head for financial services, responsible for the marketing aspects of IPO fund raising, offshore RMB/yuan business and international M&A for Chinese enterprises.

He was awarded the Annual Emerging Leaders Awards, by The M&A Advisor, for his achievement as a marketing, communication and business development professional in the M&A, financing and restructuring industry. Previously, he served as Marketing Manager of HKTDC in Paris and Moscow. Mr. Mak is an MBA (Global Executive Stream) graduate of Columbia University, HKU and London Business School; and received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Hong Kong. He speaks Chinese (both Cantonese and Mandarin) and French.

Speech: Hong Kong's Unique Role in International Trade and Investment

Jianming Dang

CEO America and Myanmar, Baotou Iron & Steel (Group) Co.

Jianming Dang is currently the CEO North America and Myanmar of Baotou Iron & Steel (Group) Co., ltd (including 5 publicly listed companies), the world's largest rare-earth metal industrial base.


Previously, she worked in the General Office of Ministry of Health of the People’s Republic of China, and also had served as the Director in Enterprise Management Publishing House (Central Enterprise).

Speech: Belt and Road Initiative and Chinese Diplomacy

Xiaobo Lü

Professor of Political Science, Barnard College

Xiaobo Lü was the founding Director of Columbia Global Centers | East Asia in Beijing in 2008-10.  While in China, he was a visiting professor at Tsinghua University and taught courses at the School of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua. He also lectured at Remin, Zhongshan, and Peking Universities and participated in several conferences on regulatory reform and environmental governance in China.

Professor Lü teaches courses on Chinese politics, political economy, and comparative politics. His research interests include post-socialist transition, corruption and good governance, regulatory reforms, and government-business relations. As a principle investigator, he was responsible for leading an international research project, “Central-local relations and environmental governance in China”, funded by Global Public Policy Network (consisted of Columbia, LSE, and Sciences-po) in 2008-10. Currently he is working on a book manuscript, From Player to Referee: the Rise of the Regulatory State in China.


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