The Coming Collapse of China - And What it Means for Us
Gordon G. Chang, Speaker
Tony Kieffer, Discussant
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Portland Country Club
11 Foreside Rd. Falmouth
7:00-7:30 Coffee and Networking
As China emerges from an historic leadership transition, its economy is faltering; the Communist Party is splintering; the authority of the central government is eroding; the military is breaking free of civilian control; and the Chinese people, from one end of their country to the other, are taking to the streets, often in violent protest.
The wheels are coming off China. And internal distress is pushing the insecure Communist Party to fall back on nationalism to bolster legitimacy. That is leading Beijing to adopt increasingly belligerent actions, which are roiling East Asia. The U.S., the ultimate guarantor of security there, is now being called upon to maintain peace in an increasingly troubled region.
Read some of Gordon Chang's recent articles:
His blog on WorldAffairsJournal.org: http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/blogs/gordon-g-chang
Recent articles on Forbes.com:
Gordon G. ChangGordon G. Chang is the author of Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes On the World (Random House, January 2006). His first book is The Coming Collapse of China (Random House, August 2001). He is a columnist at Forbes.com and blogs at World Affairs Journal.
Mr. Chang lived and worked in China and Hong Kong for almost two decades, most recently in Shanghai, as Counsel to the American law firm Paul Weiss and earlier in Hong Kong as Partner in the international law firm Baker & McKenzie.
His writings on China and North Korea have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Far Eastern Economic Review, the International Herald Tribune, Commentary, The Weekly Standard, National Review, and Barron's.
He has spoken at many universities and other institutions, and has given briefings at the National Intelligence Council, the Central Intelligence Agency, the State Department, and the Pentagon. Chang has appeared before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.
He has appeared on CNN, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, CNBC, MSNBC, PBS, the BBC, and Bloomberg Television. He has appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and is a frequent co-host and guest on The John Batchelor Show.
Tony KiefferTony Kieffer is the managing partner of MaineAsia. He brings more than 20 years’ experience in international management and management consulting to MaineAsia and its clients. Fluent in both Mandarin and Spanish, Mr. Kieffer is an innovative growth strategist who has helped business organizations drive top-line growth in Mexico, Europe and Asia.
Mr. Kieffer holds a B.A. and an M.A. from Stanford University in East Asian Studies and a Master of Pacific International Affairs (Management Concentration) from the University of California at San Diego. He has studied Mandarin at the National University in Taiwan and has spent many years living in China. Mr. Kieffer’s most recent China clients include a cloud computing company, a solar technology company entering the U.S. market and an information technology company entering the Chinese market.
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