The Future of Chinese Trade and Investment: At the TPP Crossroads

Yale FES Asia SIG Group
The Future of Chinese Trade and Investment: At the TPP Crossroads

A Conversation with 2015 Yale World Fellow Wallace Cheng,

Founder and Managing Director of ICTSD China
Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

WLH 112

4:30 PM-6 PM   

Dress Code: Casual

Language: English

Format: Open Discussion

Wallace Cheng is founder and managing director of ICTSD China, the first and only independent trade policy think tank in China. He is one of the most influential policy advisers to Chinese central government and various international institutions on global trade and Chinese economy. ICTSD is dedicated to engaging the nation to play a constructive role in shaping the future of global economic governance for sustainable development. In 2007, he established “Bridges China Dialogue” in Geneva, a prominent annual event featuring high-level conversation between ministers, negotiators, CEOs and opinion leaders. Prior to that, Wallace served as a key economist in the Shanghai Municipal Government. Currently, he co-manages a new industrial policy group, The E15 Initiative, a joint project with the World Economic Forum. He is also a board member of the Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development in London, a member of IMD Evian Group Working Group on Trade (Lausanne), and Adjunct Professor at the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE). Wallace co-edited two widely quoted books: From Rule Takers to Rule Makers and A Decade in the WTO, and is frequently interviewed by Chinese and international media including Xinhua, People’s Daily, Caixin, Reuters and Bloomberg. Wallace holds degrees from Fudan University and the University of Oxford.


Please RSVP (limited seating available on a first come, first serve basis):

Key Questions to be Discussed:


  1.      What are the implications of China’s exclusion from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and how will that impact its relationship with RCEP countries?
  2.     What does China seek through its overseas investments? Are they economically motivated or diplomatically oriented? And how can China establish its image as a trusted partner?

*more questions will be discussed during the Q&A section

Everyone interested is welcome to attend. We look forward to your participation.