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China Town Hall 2022

    This year’s China Town Hall was hosted again by the Center of Business Studies and Innovation in Asia-Pacific (CBSI-AP) in partnership with the National Committee on US-China Relations for its annual China Town Hall that has been telecast across various venues across the country. It was held at Lone Mountain 100- Handlery Room at the University of San Francisco and was attended by faculty, students, and other industry practitioners on November 16, 2022.

    The event began with a live telecast interview with Jon Huntsman, former Ambassador to Russia, China, and Singapore, followed by a discussion of how the evolving US-China relationship is affecting the Bay Area and the tech sector, featuring seasoned China business executive Ker Gibbs, CBSI’s Executive-in-Residence, China tech sector analyst Rui Ma, creator of Tech Buzz China, and Jenny Y. Liu, a partner in Pillsbury Law’s Corporate practice and co-leader of the firm’s China practice. The discussion is moderated by Professor Peter Lorentzen, program chair of the Applied Economics program and an executive board member at CBSI-AP.

    The discussion touched upon various factions of the US-China relationship and the ongoing tensions between the two world powers. An interactive Q&A followed. Prof. Xiaohua Yang, Director of CBSI-AP, expressed her gratitude for the community’s continuing support and the participation of non-USF guests, which was a testament to the Center’s growing outreach in the Bay Area.

    Here’s the link to the group discussion:

    The recording of the China town hall is available on the firm’s website: