Powerful, Different, Equal: Overcoming the Misconceptions and Differences Between China and the US

China and the US are two countries that are distinctly rooted in very different systems of governance, economic, and social issues, that play a uniquely large role in the global environment. The current political environment in 2022 has not made this contentious relationship any easier. This April, USHCA will feature our next spotlighted author in a special event to address misconceptions between our two countries.

Join USHCA for our fifth author event as we invite Peter B. Walker to discuss his book “Powerful, Different, Equal: Overcoming the Misconceptions and Differences Between China and the US”. Mr. Walker speaks often on US-China relations and has visited China over 80 times, meeting with business leaders, regulators, experts, and everyday people. His analysis is grounded in historical perspectives to provide a reasoned view on politics, decision-making, future challenges, and opportunities.

This event will also feature special panelist David O’Brien, who shares an impressive career of global leadership and business. David is the Vice President for Development and External Affairs at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. The event will feature an exclusive discussion with USHCA members and guests at the end of the program.

April 14, 2022

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. ET

Author Peter B. Walker

About the Author

Mr. Walker has recently authored Powerful, Different, Equal: Overcoming the Misconceptions and Differences Between China and the US (LID publishing, 2019) to dispel many of the misperceptions about China and the United States. The book is available in Europe and the United States.

Peter speaks often on US-China relations. Some of his recent venues include the SupChina’s forum, the Wharton China Summit, the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs, Harvard University, the Union Club, and the Peking University Alumni Association of New York.

During his career, Peter visited China over 80 times, meeting with business leaders, regulators, experts, and everyday people. His visits led him to become increasingly aware of the disconnect between his first-hand experience in China and the often-negative portrayal in the West.

Beyond his extensive professional experience, Mr. Walker has dedicated over 15 years to studying Chinese history and culture. This combined perspective gives him an uncommon ability to understand what drives Chinese thinking, behavior, reactions, and decisions and how US perspectives can be in conflict with those of the US. His holistic approach allows him to take complex situations and boil them down to understandable and predictable realities.

During his 46 years with McKinsey, Pete served a wide range of financial institutions globally with a focus on the insurance industry. For the last 12 years of his career at McKinsey, Mr. Walker focused on insurance companies in China.

Peter Walker presently resides in the metro New York area with his wife.

April 14, 2022

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. ET

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