China Seminar — Xi’s Challenge: Can China Avoid Economic Stagnation?

Friends of the East-West Center cordially invites you to the first 2017 session of the


Thursday, January 12, 2017
12 noon

Maple Garden Restaurant
909 Isenberg Street, Honolulu

Xi’s Challenge: Can China Avoid Economic Stagnation?

Richard Hornik

All rapidly developing countries eventually face what economists call a “middle income trap” when they try to move from resource-driven growth dependent on cheap labor and capital to growth based on high productivity and innovation. Few counties have made that transition, and China’s chances were heavily compromised by the unprecedented growth of private and public sector debt in the past 8 years. Will Dynamic Zhonguo become the Muddle Kingdom?

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2016 Friends of the East-West Center Annual Meeting

Wednesday, November 9

Halekulani Hotel, Hau Terrace
2199 Kalia Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815


Dr. Charles E. Morrison
President, East-West Center


Change & Opportunity

c_morrison-new-250Dr. Charles E. Morrison has been president of the Center since August 1, 1998. He has had extensive involvement in the conceptualization, organization and funding of policy-oriented educational research and dialogue projects in both Japan and the United States, and has long been involved in promoting the concept of Asia Pacific community.

A brief business meeting will precede the program in order to elect new members of the Board of Directors for 2016-2017 and to adopt amended Bylaws.

11:15 a.m. – Registration
11:45 a.m. – Annual Meeting
12:00 p.m. – Lunch & Program

(inclusive of service charge,
tax and parking).

Ph. 944-7111/ 944-7691
Fax 944-7376

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The US Presidential Election: A View from a Chinese Political Reporter

Thursday, 10 November 2016, 12 noon

Maple Garden Restaurant, 909 Isenberg Street, Honolulu

The US Presidential Election: A View from a Chinese Political Reporter

People around the world have followed the U.S. presidential election with great interest because the results will have an impact extending far beyond America’s borders. There’s been especially keen interest in China, a nation that’s often a hot topic in presidential debates and whose future is tied to what happens in the U.S.. Some Chinese have watched the election campaign primarily for entertainment, but many others have tried to figure out what the election will mean not only for the U.S. but China as well as the rest of the world. China Daily political reporter WANG Xu shares his perspectives on the U.S. presidential election and the future of Sino- U.S. relations.

WANG Xu (Andy) works in the political desk of China Daily. Wang earned a B.A. degree of Japanese
Language and Literature (2012) and a M.A. degree of International Journalism from Renmin University of China (2014). From 2014, Wang became a correspondent of China Daily in Beijing. He covered diplomatic activities of Chinese president and premier, including President Obama’s 2014 state visit to China and President Xi Jinping’s 2015 state visit to U.S, as well as the China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogues in 2014 and 2015. He is currently with University of Hawai`i’s Parvin Fellows Program.

To RSVP, please call 944-7111 or email

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