The Center for Emerging Markets<> of the D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University is pleased to launch its China Insights Series<> taught by the Center's world-class faculty to help managers and academics understand the present and future of China's economy. The series is free of charge and open to the public, but pre-registration is required using the links below. The distinguished speakers are:

            Michael Enright<>, Pierre Choueiri Family Professor of Global Business, and CEM Faculty Fellow;
            George Yip<>, Distinguished Visiting Professor of International Business and CEM Faculty Fellow; and
            David Sherman<>, Professor of Accounting and CEM Faculty Fellow

#1--January 20, 2021, 6:00-7:00pm EST
Topic:              Understanding the Chinese System
Speaker:          Michael Enright<>
Scope:             Enright will disentangle the complex web of Party, State, and corporate actors in the Chinese system that companies have to understand to succeed in China or to compete with Chinese entities globally.

#2--February 17, 2021 6:00-7:00 pm EST
Topic:              China's major economic initiatives
Speaker:          Michael Enright<>
Scope:             Enright will describe the motivations behind initiatives like the Belt & Road, Made in China 2025, and Digital Silk Road, and assess their progress to date, global reactions, and implications for non-Chinese companies.

#3--March 17, 2021,  6:00-7:00pm EST
Topic:              How US and Europe can catch up with China in digital retailing
Speaker:          George Yip<>
Scope:             Yip will explain what China is doing in seven key stages of the customer journey in digital retailing and what Western companies can learn, and what they cannot..

#4-April 14, 2021,  6:00-7:00pm EST
Topic:              China's 14th Five-Year Plan
Speaker:          Michael Enright<>
Scope:             Enright will discuss the highlights of China's plans for post-COVID development, its plans to increase its importance and influence in the global economy, and assess their potential impact on China and the global economy.

#5-May 12, 2021,   6:00-7:00pm EST
Topic:              Challenges for Chinese companies going public in the US: Winners and losers in the changing landscape
Speaker:          David Sherman<>
Scope:             Sherman will examine the implications of regulatory scrutiny of Chinese cos. listing in the US stock market, and its impact on Chinese cos.' ability to access capital and expand overseas as well as on US actors.

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