Download the registration form and return with payment. Registrations are due by Friday, October 12, 2007.

Hilton Akron/Fairlawn

China's Economic Rise and the U.S.-China Economic Relationship

Haiyan Li, Counselor for Economic Affairs, Embassy of the People's Republic of China, Washington, D.C.

Haiyan Li will discuss the U.S.-China economic relationship in the context of China's rapid economic growth, commonly seen as a major characteristic of today’s global economic pattern. This growth has brought great benefits to 1.3 billion Chinese people and made possible significant contributions to other parts of the world.

Mr. Li will review major changes that have taken place in China since it began a market-oriented reform three decades ago. His country's policy advances include poverty reduction and urbanization, a booming private sector and open market, large scale FDI inflow and rapid integration into the world economy. China's new strategy is to achieve a sustainable growth and harmonious society, recognizing that much work remains to achieve a fully developed country.

The rapidly growing U.S.-China economic relationship is the most important and complicated economic relationship in the world. As the second largest trade partners with each other and two main growth engines for the world economy, both receive large benefits from globalization. Both share the broad common interests in free trade and economic stability. Both face the same challenges of energy security and climate change. Mr. Li will address these as well as other current issues, including the trade imbalance, currency, product safety and more.

ACWA welcomes all individuals interested in extending their contacts with major nations as well as meeting others with global interests. This event is open to the public by registration. Choose to attend the full event or the program only. A "Dialogue with the Diplomat" session follows the formal presentation.

We invite you to join us for this ACWA Speaker Series presentation by Haiyan Li on Thursday, October 18, at:

Hilton Akron/Fairlawn | map
3180 West Market Street - Fairlawn
(Across from Summit Mall — Ghent Road Exit from I-77)

6:00 p.m. Registration, Reception, &Cash Bar
6:45 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Program, followed by Question & Answer and Discussion Period

Those who want to attend the formal program only may come at 7:15 p.m. with advance registration, as below.


Registrations are due no later than Friday, October 12, 2007.

Download the registration form and return with a check payable to:

ACWA - P.O.Box 5300 - Akron, OH 44334

  • ACWA Members: Dinner/Program $35 – Program Only - $12
  • Non-Members: Dinner/Program $45 — Program Only - $15

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