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Quick Take: Huawei Under Pressure: Implications for Chinese Tech

Quick Take: Huawei Under Pressure: Implications for Chinese Tech

Quick Take: Huawei Under Pressure: Implications for Chinese Tech

Quick Take: Huawei Under Pressure: Implications for Chinese Tech

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December 10, 2018

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The developments around the high-profile arrest of Huawei’s CFO has created a media frenzy, launched a range of conspiracy theories and increased speculation about the role of Chinese telecom equipment providers globally. The following is a succinct summary of the salient facts of the case and its potential implications.

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Bloomberg Daybreak: From Bush's Relationship With China to the Present

Bloomberg Daybreak: From Bush's Relationship With China to the Present

Bloomberg Daybreak: From Bush's Relationship With China to the Present

Bloomberg Daybreak: From Bush's Relationship With China to the Present

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December 5, 2018

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Basilinna CEO Deborah Lehr is featured on Bloomberg Daybreak (starting from 26:05 of the video), to discuss the foreign policy of President George H.W. Bush and its connection to the current U.S.-China relationship.

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Bloomberg Daybreak: President George H.W. Bush's Foreign Policy Legacy

Bloomberg Daybreak: President George H.W. Bush's Foreign Policy Legacy

Bloomberg Daybreak: President George H.W. Bush's Foreign Policy Legacy

Bloomberg Daybreak: President George H.W. Bush's Foreign Policy Legacy

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Bloomberg

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December 3, 2018

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Basilinna CEO Deborah Lehr is featured on Bloomberg Daybreak, to discuss the foreign policy of President George H.W. Bush and its connection to the current U.S.-China relationship.

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The Paper: Exclusive | Vice President of the Paulson Institute: "Green Finance" Needs a Pervasive Definition

The Paper: Exclusive | Vice President of the Paulson Institute: "Green Finance" Needs a Pervasive Definition

The Paper: Exclusive | Vice President of the Paulson Institute: "Green Finance" Needs a Pervasive Definition

The Paper: Exclusive | Vice President of the Paulson Institute: "Green Finance" Needs a Pervasive Definition

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November 8, 2018

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After Bloomberg's New Economy Forum in Singapore on November 7, The Paper did an exclusive interview with Deborah Lehr, the Vice President of the Paulson Institute, talking about the challenges in green finance development. The article is in Mandarin.

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Harvey Schwartz, former chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs: Responding to financial crisis leadership is critical

Harvey Schwartz, former chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs: Responding to financial crisis leadership is critical

Harvey Schwartz, former chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs: Responding to financial crisis leadership is critical

Harvey Schwartz, former chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs: Responding to financial crisis leadership is critical

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Jiemian.com

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October 31, 2018

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Mr. Schwartz, Former COO of Goldman Sachs: One of the most important take-aways from the crisis is the importance of strong leadership, the global coordination from individuals, institutions, governments and policy makers.

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Harvey Schwartz, former president and co-chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs: China's deleveraging measures are better implemented. Opening is a major trend.

Harvey Schwartz, former president and co-chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs: China's deleveraging measures are better implemented. Opening is a major trend.

Harvey Schwartz, former president and co-chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs: China's deleveraging measures are better implemented. Opening is a major trend.

Harvey Schwartz, former president and co-chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs: China's deleveraging measures are better implemented. Opening is a major trend.

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Caijing

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October 18, 2018

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Mr. Schwartz said that for many decades interest rates have effectively been declining, creating very low interest rates, encouraging leverage and with the introduction of quantitative easing – ultimately helping to drive asset prices significantly higher. As we now see a shift to increasing interest rates or “quantitative tightening,” it is somewhat likely that certain institutions and countries may be impacted.

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New business rules for China's new era

New business rules for China's new era

New business rules for China's new era

New business rules for China's new era

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Leigh Wedell

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August 17, 2018

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President Xi Jinping is China’s great disruptor. Emboldened by decades of breakneck economic growth and fresh off a consolidation of power, President Xi’s vision for the “new era” is upending domestic and international norms to reshape how business is done in China.

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China-Egypt Tourism surges solidifying bilateral ties

China-Egypt Tourism surges solidifying bilateral ties

China-Egypt Tourism surges solidifying bilateral ties

China-Egypt Tourism surges solidifying bilateral ties

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Basilinna

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August 8, 2018

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Few nations boast a richer cultural lineage than China or Egypt. To draw a line from their present to their past is to trace the evolution of human civilization. Despite this shared global relevance, until recently the two nations have remained isolated by geographical circumstance. Now that is beginning to change as Chinese tourists flock to Egypt in record numbers.

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Chinese explore new waters -- cruising

Chinese explore new waters -- cruising

Chinese explore new waters -- cruising

Chinese explore new waters -- cruising

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Deborah Lehr

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August 7, 2018

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Chinese tourists are on the move, and they have a new passion – cruising. The number of Chinese taking to the high seas has grown 10 fold every year since 2011, and is expected to top 4.5 million cruisers by 2020. North American’s still dominate cruise holidays today with almost 14 million setting sail each year. Europeans follow with just over 6 million travelers, and the rest of the world accounts for 4 million. But these dynamics are changing as the Chinese explore new waters.

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Quick Take: China's new financial "Dream Team" signals opening up

Quick Take: China's new financial "Dream Team" signals opening up

Quick Take: China's new financial "Dream Team" signals opening up

Quick Take: China's new financial "Dream Team" signals opening up

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Basilinna

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March 27, 2018

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What comes next after China's financial "Dream Team" was announced? Opening up of China's financial sector to foreign firms is a priority of the newly announced leadership coming out of the National People’s Congress. The financial sector leadership announced last week is the most Westernized and technically experienced to date.

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Liu He speaks on reform and opening up at World Economic Forum

Liu He speaks on reform and opening up at World Economic Forum

Liu He speaks on reform and opening up at World Economic Forum

Liu He speaks on reform and opening up at World Economic Forum

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Basilinna

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January 26, 2018

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Liu He, a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, and the director of the office of the Central Finance Leading Group, delivered a speech on “China’s Economic Policy” at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos on January 24th.

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Deborah Lehr, CEO and founding partner of Basilinna, to moderate free trade zones panel at Fortune Global Forum

Deborah Lehr, CEO and founding partner of Basilinna, to moderate free trade zones panel at Fortune Global Forum

Deborah Lehr, CEO and founding partner of Basilinna, to moderate free trade zones panel at Fortune Global Forum

Deborah Lehr, CEO and founding partner of Basilinna, to moderate free trade zones panel at Fortune Global Forum

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Basilinna

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December 1, 2017

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Deborah Lehr, CEO and Founding Partner, Basilinna LLC; Vice Chairman, Paulson Institute, will moderate the Free Trade Zones; Opportunities and Impacts panel at the Fortune Global Forum on December 7th in Guangzhou, China. The Fortune Global Forum convenes high level executives to discuss openness and innovations in the global economy.

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Basilinna at the Misk Global Forum

Basilinna at the Misk Global Forum

Basilinna at the Misk Global Forum

Basilinna at the Misk Global Forum

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Basilinna

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November 20, 2017

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Basilinna was delighted to participate in the Misk Foundation’s second annual Misk Global Forum, which focused on “Meeting the Challenge of Change.” The Misk Global Forum is a flagship ongoing platform of the Misk Foundation, a non-profit philanthropic foundation established by H.R.H. Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to discover, develop and empower Saudi youth to become active participants in the knowledge economy.

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Xi on the rise: Outcomes from the 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress

Xi on the rise: Outcomes from the 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress

Xi on the rise: Outcomes from the 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress

Xi on the rise: Outcomes from the 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress

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Alan H. Fleischmann

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November 13, 2017

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With all eyes on President Trump’s first state visit to the Middle Kingdom, the most salient recent development for the global business community may come from the Chinese Communist Party’s Congress.

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Basilinna's President for China joins Hank Paulson at Tsinghua to Speak on B&R

Basilinna's President for China joins Hank Paulson at Tsinghua to Speak on B&R

Basilinna's President for China joins Hank Paulson at Tsinghua to Speak on B&R

Basilinna's President for China joins Hank Paulson at Tsinghua to Speak on B&R

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Basilinna

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November 6, 2017

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The Paulson Institute and the Center for Finance and Development of Tsinghua University National Institute of Financial Research co-hosted a roundtable discussion on Belt & Road and Green Finance in Beijing, which is one of a series of roundtable discussions on green finance.

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Global Hope Coalition Inaugural Summit honors 'everyday heroes' countering violent extremism

Global Hope Coalition Inaugural Summit honors 'everyday heroes' countering violent extremism

Global Hope Coalition Inaugural Summit honors 'everyday heroes' countering violent extremism

Global Hope Coalition Inaugural Summit honors 'everyday heroes' countering violent extremism

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Basilinna

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September 26, 2017

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The Global Hope Coalition is comprised of three not-for-profit foundations based in New York, Zurich, and Hong Kong who aim to create a platform in order to “empower courageous individuals who stand up to terror and violence, preserve our heritage and build bridges across cultures.”

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"Arab Fall: How the Muslim Brotherhood Won and Lost Egypt in 891 Days" by Eric Trager

"Arab Fall: How the Muslim Brotherhood Won and Lost Egypt in 891 Days" by Eric Trager

"Arab Fall: How the Muslim Brotherhood Won and Lost Egypt in 891 Days" by Eric Trager

"Arab Fall: How the Muslim Brotherhood Won and Lost Egypt in 891 Days" by Eric Trager

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Deborah Lehr

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August 9, 2017

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In his detailed and well-researched book, Arab Fall: How the Muslim Brotherhood Won and Lost Egypt in 891 Days, Eric Trager tells the engaging true story of the Muslim Brotherhood’s rise and fall in the aftermath of the Egyptian January 2011 Revolution.

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What to expect From U.S.-China economic dialogue

What to expect From U.S.-China economic dialogue

What to expect From U.S.-China economic dialogue

What to expect From U.S.-China economic dialogue

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Basilinna

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July 20, 2017

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Basilinna's CEO speaks on the U.S.- China Economic Dialogue and what to expect.

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6 Tips for Small Businesses to Tap into the China Market

6 Tips for Small Businesses to Tap into the China Market

6 Tips for Small Businesses to Tap into the China Market

6 Tips for Small Businesses to Tap into the China Market

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Basilinna

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June 21, 2017

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The siren song of the China market has lured many small businesses with the purchasing power of its one billion customers. Accessing the China market can be a costly, tricky, and time-consuming endeavor for even the savviest Fortune 500 companies

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Basilinna co-hosts "One-Belt-One-Road Investment: Historic Opportunities for Chinese Firms" roundtable in Beijing with CAETEC

Basilinna co-hosts "One-Belt-One-Road Investment: Historic Opportunities for Chinese Firms" roundtable in Beijing with CAETEC

Basilinna co-hosts "One-Belt-One-Road Investment: Historic Opportunities for Chinese Firms" roundtable in Beijing with CAETEC

Basilinna co-hosts "One-Belt-One-Road Investment: Historic Opportunities for Chinese Firms" roundtable in Beijing with CAETEC

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Basilinna

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May 22, 2017

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In cooperation with the China Europe Association for Trade and Economic Cooperation, Basilinna hosted the Investment Roundtable in Beijing on May 18 to highlight investment opportunities in Egypt. The event featured Basilinna's partner, Income, Egypt's premier consultancy and investment advisory firm, which presented the incentives for foreign investment as well as specific investment opportunities in Egypt, Africa and the broader Middle East.

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Greening the financial system: Enhancing competitiveness through economic development

Greening the financial system: Enhancing competitiveness through economic development

Greening the financial system: Enhancing competitiveness through economic development

Greening the financial system: Enhancing competitiveness through economic development

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Basilinna

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May 12, 2017

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Investment in green finance is surging making it a matter of competitiveness for companies and countries. Last year, total investment in green bonds nearly topped $600 billion, more than double the value of the previous year.

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Newly announced leadership changes: China’s economic team

Newly announced leadership changes: China’s economic team

Newly announced leadership changes: China’s economic team

Newly announced leadership changes: China’s economic team

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Basilinna

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February 24, 2017

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In the lead up to the important 19th Plenum of the Chinese Communist Party where the new Party line up will be announced, President Xi Jinping is already making personnel changes in the government. Today, three new Ministerial-level appointments were announced.

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"The End Of The Asian Century", by Michael Auslin

"The End Of The Asian Century", by Michael Auslin

"The End Of The Asian Century", by Michael Auslin

"The End Of The Asian Century", by Michael Auslin

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Basilinna

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February 23, 2017

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Trends across key indicators -- from disparate demographics, slowing economies, military might, environmental degradation and the lack of cohesiveness amongst the Asian countries -- all threaten to undermine the Asian powerhouse.

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Secretary Tillerson meets with Chinese counterpart -- could North Korea missile testing bring the two countries closer?

Secretary Tillerson meets with Chinese counterpart -- could North Korea missile testing bring the two countries closer?

Secretary Tillerson meets with Chinese counterpart -- could North Korea missile testing bring the two countries closer?

Secretary Tillerson meets with Chinese counterpart -- could North Korea missile testing bring the two countries closer?

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Deborah Lehr

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February 22, 2017

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Meeting of the Ministers On the margins of the G20 Foreign Ministers meeting hosted under the German Presidency, Tillerson and Wang Yi were able to hold their first face-to-face meeting.

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ASU insight: U.S. - China policy: How do we get tough?

ASU insight: U.S. - China policy: How do we get tough?

ASU insight: U.S. - China policy: How do we get tough?

ASU insight: U.S. - China policy: How do we get tough?

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ASU

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February 16, 2017

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On Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, Basilinna CEO Deborah Lehr participated in a debate at the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University. The focus of the debate was “U.S.-China Policy: How Do We Get Tough?”

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Egypt's new ministers, governors sworn in before President Sisi

Egypt's new ministers, governors sworn in before President Sisi

Egypt's new ministers, governors sworn in before President Sisi

Egypt's new ministers, governors sworn in before President Sisi

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Basilinna

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February 16, 2017

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Nine newly-appointed Egyptian ministers and five governors, including Egypt’s first female governor, were sworn in on Thursday before President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi in Cairo as part of a cabinet reshuffle. The reshuffle, which mainly involves ministries related to public services and the economy, was approved by parliament on Tuesday.

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The end of the Asian century

The end of the Asian century

The end of the Asian century

The end of the Asian century

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Council on Global Affairs

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February 2, 2017

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Basilinna CEO, Deborah Lehr, joined a panel of distinguished speakers on January 26, 2017 to debate "The End of the Asian Century," the title of Michael Auslin's latest book. Dr. Auslin, a historian, Resident Scholar and the Director of Japan Studies at the American Enterprise Institute and panelist, developed a risk map for Asia in five key areas that bring into question the continued rise of the region.

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President Trump needs to lead like the businessman he promised he Is

President Trump needs to lead like the businessman he promised he Is

President Trump needs to lead like the businessman he promised he Is

President Trump needs to lead like the businessman he promised he Is

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Alan H. Fleischmann

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February 1, 2017

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If you asked a Trump voter why they supported their candidate during the 2016 election, you were likely to hear ‘he’s a businessman, not a politician. He’ll run the country like a business.' Very few CEOs run successful businesses without building a core team of advisers with broad, diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

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Mark Zuckerberg does not need to be president to change the world

Mark Zuckerberg does not need to be president to change the world

Mark Zuckerberg does not need to be president to change the world

Mark Zuckerberg does not need to be president to change the world

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Alan H. Fleischmann

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January 11, 2017

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Mark Zuckerberg’s New Year’s resolution to launch a 30-state tour of the United States in 2017 has led to speculation that he is weighing a future in elective office. “After a tumultuous last year,” Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post, “my hope for this challenge is to get out and talk to more people about how they’re living, working and thinking about the future.”

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China and the world: Dealing with a reluctant power

China and the world: Dealing with a reluctant power

China and the world: Dealing with a reluctant power

China and the world: Dealing with a reluctant power

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Evan Feigenbaum

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December 13, 2016

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In 2013, China launched an initiative to establish a new multilateral development institution, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. The AIIB, Beijing argued, could help fill a multitrillion-dollar gap in financing for railways, roads, power plants, and other infrastructure in the world’s fastest-growing region.

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Landmark agreement protects Egypt’s #CultureUnderThreat

Landmark agreement protects Egypt’s #CultureUnderThreat

Landmark agreement protects Egypt’s #CultureUnderThreat

Landmark agreement protects Egypt’s #CultureUnderThreat

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Deborah Lehr

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December 1, 2016

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Secretary John Kerry and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry signed the first bilateral agreement between the U.S. and an Arab country to protect cultural heritage at a ceremony in the historic Treaty Room of the U.S. State Department this week.

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Xi Jinping: The core of the party

Xi Jinping: The core of the party

Xi Jinping: The core of the party

Xi Jinping: The core of the party

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Deborah Lehr

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November 7, 2016

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The Communist Party of China, at its recent annual gathering in October, conferred on President Xi Jinping the status of the “core” of the Party. The position of “President” is largely titular, and the real power stems from the person holding the position of the General Secretary of the Party.

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Egypt's economic situation still manageable, China key supporter: Experts

Egypt's economic situation still manageable, China key supporter: Experts

Egypt's economic situation still manageable, China key supporter: Experts

Egypt's economic situation still manageable, China key supporter: Experts

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China Daily

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November 3, 2016

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The economic situation in Egypt is difficult yet manageable and China is a major economic supporter to the Arab country, said lawmakers and economic experts in a press conference held Wednesday at the State Information Service (SIS) headquarters in Cairo.

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Why successful global green finance is all about the color of private money

Why successful global green finance is all about the color of private money

Why successful global green finance is all about the color of private money

Why successful global green finance is all about the color of private money

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Deborah Lehr

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October 17, 2016

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As leaders in the global financial community gathered in Washington for the annual IMF/World Bank meetings, the hottest ticket in town was for a technical discussion on green finance.

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Greening the financial system: From momentum to transformation

Greening the financial system: From momentum to transformation

Greening the financial system: From momentum to transformation

Greening the financial system: From momentum to transformation

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Basilinna

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October 13, 2016

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In the midst of the International Monetary Fund/World Bank fall meetings, international and U.S. experts convened for the “Greening the Financial System: From Momentum to Transformation” conference on October 7th, 2016 in Washington, DC.

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World leaders, cultural icons and NGOs gather to honor heroes of the global campaign against violent extremism

World leaders, cultural icons and NGOs gather to honor heroes of the global campaign against violent extremism

World leaders, cultural icons and NGOs gather to honor heroes of the global campaign against violent extremism

World leaders, cultural icons and NGOs gather to honor heroes of the global campaign against violent extremism

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Basilinna

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September 23, 2016

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A Tribute Ceremony to honor ten individuals and groups for their extraordinary contributions to the global campaign against violent extremism was held last night, September 22, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Gov't should "invest" in Sisi's foreign tours to boost economy- principal Deputy Minister for Planning

Gov't should "invest" in Sisi's foreign tours to boost economy- principal Deputy Minister for Planning

Gov't should "invest" in Sisi's foreign tours to boost economy- principal Deputy Minister for Planning

Gov't should "invest" in Sisi's foreign tours to boost economy- principal Deputy Minister for Planning

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Basilinna

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September 20, 2016

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Principal Deputy Minister for Planning, Ambassador Yasser Elnaggar, interviews with Youm7 newspaper for their Euromoney issue

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Is Argentina’s economy finally having a ‘moment?’

Is Argentina’s economy finally having a ‘moment?’

Is Argentina’s economy finally having a ‘moment?’

Is Argentina’s economy finally having a ‘moment?’

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Alan H. Fleischmann

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September 19, 2016

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With broad concerns that the U.S. stock market may be overheated and turmoil in Europe following Brexit, long-term global investors are desperate for good news. This week, we got some when Argentina’s president, Mauricio Macri, opened a three-day conference in Buenos Aires for top global CEOs and investors .

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Basilinna congratulates member countries for adding Green Finance to G20 agenda

Basilinna congratulates member countries for adding Green Finance to G20 agenda

Basilinna congratulates member countries for adding Green Finance to G20 agenda

Basilinna congratulates member countries for adding Green Finance to G20 agenda

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Basilinna

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September 7, 2016

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Basilinna congratulates on the G20 member countries for the bold move of including green finance as a integral part of the final Communique of their meeting in Hangzhou, China in September 2016.

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China's Green Finance Initiative presents opportunities for global investors

China's Green Finance Initiative presents opportunities for global investors

China's Green Finance Initiative presents opportunities for global investors

China's Green Finance Initiative presents opportunities for global investors

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Basilinna

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September 6, 2016

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For three decades, China's growth was fueled by government investment and exports of manufactured goods, but rapid growth and urbanization created serious environmental problems.

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Looted art helps fund jihadists in Europe

Looted art helps fund jihadists in Europe

Looted art helps fund jihadists in Europe

Looted art helps fund jihadists in Europe

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Deborah Lehr

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August 25, 2016

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Brussels has long been a destination of choice for those illegally trafficking antiquities—a category that potentially includes the funders of terrorism that has taken lives throughout the West in recent months.

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China: Is engagement still working?

China: Is engagement still working?

China: Is engagement still working?

China: Is engagement still working?

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Basilinna

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October 23, 2015

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THE DEBATE: On Thursday October 23rd, The McCain Institute for International Leadership hosted the debate: “China: Is Engagement Still Working?” at the U.S. Navy Memorial Burke Theater in Washington, DC.

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Cities and the environment anchor the U.S.-China relationship

Cities and the environment anchor the U.S.-China relationship

Cities and the environment anchor the U.S.-China relationship

Cities and the environment anchor the U.S.-China relationship

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Leigh Wedell

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October 15, 2015

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The U.S.-China relationship remains bogged down by a host of intractable issues, ranging from cyber security and the South China Sea to currency devaluation and China’s economic slowdown.

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Laurel Strategies, Inc. expands capabilities in China, Latin America, finance, and strategic communications: Adds senior advisors

Laurel Strategies, Inc. expands capabilities in China, Latin America, finance, and strategic communications: Adds senior advisors

Laurel Strategies, Inc. expands capabilities in China, Latin America, finance, and strategic communications: Adds senior advisors

Laurel Strategies, Inc. expands capabilities in China, Latin America, finance, and strategic communications: Adds senior advisors

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September 18, 2015

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Laurel Strategies, Inc., the global CEO advisory and strategic communications firm announced today a number of new key additions that expand the firm’s capabilities and global expertise.

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Overcoming the fear of failure: Boosting small business in China

Overcoming the fear of failure: Boosting small business in China

Overcoming the fear of failure: Boosting small business in China

Overcoming the fear of failure: Boosting small business in China

Is fear of failure hindering Chinese entrepreneurship? A new initiative by the Chinese government suggests that cultural sensitivity to failure may be preventing some Chinese businessmen from launching their own companies.

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Sisi Follows the New Silk Road to Riches

Sisi Follows the New Silk Road to Riches

Sisi Follows the New Silk Road to Riches

Sisi Follows the New Silk Road to Riches

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January 5, 2015

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When Egypt recognized the People’s Republic of China in 1956 — the first Middle Eastern and African country to do so — it ushered the fledgling communist country into the broader international community beyond the Soviet bloc

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Chinese mayors’ surprising lesson in Miami: Governance

Chinese mayors’ surprising lesson in Miami: Governance

Chinese mayors’ surprising lesson in Miami: Governance

Chinese mayors’ surprising lesson in Miami: Governance

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Leigh Wedell

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September 4, 2014

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The 12 Chinese mayors and vice mayors hosted recently by the Paulson Institute for a crash course on urban sustainability with experts in Chicago and Miami began their trip to the United States with a very practical focus: How could they bring green technologies and sustainable approaches in successful US cities to their districts back home?

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Urban leaders from China study sustainability at Paulson Institute

Urban leaders from China study sustainability at Paulson Institute

Urban leaders from China study sustainability at Paulson Institute

Urban leaders from China study sustainability at Paulson Institute

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September 3, 2014

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City leaders from one of China’s largest provinces are visiting the University of Chicago this week for a crash course on urban sustainability, including sustainability issues in transportation, regional planning, climate change, urban infrastructure and historic preservation.

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China’s enforcers: How Beijing keeps local leaders in line

China’s enforcers: How Beijing keeps local leaders in line

China’s enforcers: How Beijing keeps local leaders in line

China’s enforcers: How Beijing keeps local leaders in line

After 10 days investigating wayward provinces, the teams submitted a 1,000-page report with a simple conclusion: local leaders, looking out for their own financial interests, were consistently ignoring directives from Beijing.

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