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CHINA Town Hall - Keynote, Ray Dalio

  • Tuesday, November 10, 2020
  • 6:00 PM
  • Virtual

Keynote Presentation

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MCFR in collaboration with the National Committee on US China Relations invites our members and their guests to participate in the 2020 edition of China Town Hall. In the keynote presentation, renowned investor, author, and philanthropist Ray Dalio will speak on the forces that underpin the most important global issues of our time, and the critical roles of the United States and China in an era of monumental worldwide change.

Mr. Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund, has had a close relationship with China starting in 1985. The Beijing Dalio Foundation supports child welfare and education initiatives in China and together with Bill Gates and three Chinese philanthropists established the China Global Philanthropy Institute, which teaches Chinese philanthropists and policy-makers best practices in philanthropy. Mr. Dalio’s 2017 book "Principles: Life and Work" became a NYTimes business best-seller. His most recent book, The Changing World Order: Why Nations Succeed and Fail, will be released this winter.

Mr. Dalio’s keynote presentation will be streamed directly on the website of the National Committee on US-China Relations.

Information and Registration:

Register in advance to submit questions and view the presentation using Zoom.  To register in advance for any or all of the programs, use this registration form.  On the registration form, enter "MCFR" in the "Affiliation" field.  Advanced registration is not required. 

For those who do not wish to register in advance, view the keynote presentation using this link:

Subsequent Programs

The China Town Hall programs on subsequent days will deal with economics and trade; climate and health; and society and culture. They are described below. Additional information on each program, including bios of all the speakers and registration, is available at the link at the end of each program description.

Register in advance to submit questions and view these presentation using Zoom.    To register in advance for any or all of these programs, use the links below or complete this registration form. Advanced registration is not required.  For those who do not wish to register in advance, view the programs on YouTube or Facebook at the NCUSCR website.

Society & Culture

November 12, 6:00 p.m.CST

Raymond Chang, baseball operations manager, Major League Baseball (MLBf) China

Lucas Sin, Chef and founder, junzi kitchen.

Janet Yang, president, Janet Yang Productions

Moderator: Alison M. Friedman, artistic director of performing arts, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority

Information and Registration:

U.S. Perspectives in Chinese

November 16, 9:00 A.m. CST

Robert Daly, Wilson Center

June Mei, Consultant and interpreter

Matt Sheehan, Paulson Institute

Information and Registration:

Economics & Trade

November 17, 6:00 p.m. CST

Amy Celico, principal, Albright Stonebridge Group

Dr. Huang Yiping, Jin Guang chair professor of Economics, deputy dean, National School of Development, and director, Institute of Digital Finance, Peking University

Andy Rothman, investment strategist, Matthews Asia

Moderator: Stephen Orlins, President, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations

Information and Registration:

Health & Climate

November 18, 6:00 p.m. CST

Margaret “Peggy” Hamburg, foreign secretary, National Academy of Medicine

Ryan Hass, fellow and Michael H. Armacost Chair, Foreign Policy Program, Brookings Institution

Angel Hsu, assistant professor, environmental studies, Yale-NUS (National University of Singapore) College Moderator: Merit E. Janow, dean of faculty, School of International and Public Affairs

Information and Registration:

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