Shrinking Cities in the U.S. and China

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Economic transformation in both the U.S. and China has created winners and losers in its respective society. While some regions are thriving, others have struggled. In this joint event organized by LRCCS, USHCA, and Taubman, we have invited the leading experts on shrinking cities to explore the lessons learned from the post-industrial shrinking cities in both the U.S. and China and how both countries are learning to help the communities that are left behind in the face of technology and global changes.

Far East Deep South – Film Screening and Discussion

Many people know of the discrimination that minority groups in America have suffered but few have seen how this discrimination has impacted the relationship between the Afro-Chinese community. The documentary Far East Deep South explores the unknown history of Chinese immigrants that landed in America’s deep south and how they and their black neighbors were able to look beyond cultural differences to create a community.

Capital Flow Between the U.S. & China: The Winners and Losers

China and the U.S. have been deeply engaged with each other in many dimensions over the past two decades, but the recent de-integration between these two countries poses a real threat to the global economy. This talk will focus on the financial side of the decoupling, covering both the macro and micro aspects, as well as potential disruptions caused by the decoupling.

This event is part of USHCA’s ongoing series, The Way Forward, where we discuss different ideas and initiatives used by the US and China and how they can be applied to the Heartland region.

USHCA September Member Forum

The US Heartland China Association hosts monthly forums to meet with its closest members, strategic advisors, board, and their guests. Each forum features a closer, behind-the-scenes discussion on organizational updates and upcoming programs as well as a networking session and open discussion for new members to get to know one another and advertise their partnering organizations.  Our member forum special discussions usually introduce expertise on prominent US-China topics that is specialized for our valuable members.

HAINAN: CHINA’S HAWAII AND WORLD’S LARGEST FREE TRADE ZONE

Is Hainan the next Singapore?  Or a newer and bigger one? Questions like these have been bubbling up ever since Hainan Province, China’s only tropical island, became China’s largest Free Trade Zone. Often referred to as the “Hawaii of the Orient”, Hainan is not only the world’s most dynamic tourism destination with a projected 80 million Chinese domestic visitors alone in 2021 but also the largest “lab” of the latest sustainable development experiment of the Chinese government.  

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