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Business in China’s “New Era”: Roundtable Discussion with Fairbank Center Visiting Fellows of Practice 

December 12, 2023 @ 12:30 pm 2:00 pm

Visiting Fellows Brendan Li, Shujun Li, Tony Liu, and Mitch Presnick will explore the role of business in Xi Jinping’s “new era,” from technology to finance, manufacturing to services, as well as opportunities for collaboration between Chinese and American enterprises.  

This is an in-person event open to Harvard community members. The discussion will not be recorded. Lunch will be served from 12:15.  

Please complete this RSVP form to let us know if you plan to attend: https://forms.office.com/r/xiyjHRMqzw 

Featuring four Fairbank Center Visiting Scholars of Practice:  

Brendan Li 
Wangzhi (Brendan) Li is a lawyer and finance expert. He is the Founding Director and core tutor of Entrepreneur’s Training Camp at Peking University and was previously a Founding Partner of Lao Niu Charitable Foundation and a professional investor in the Citigroup Investment Banking Department. His research interests are related to constitutional law and Chinese politics. After graduating from Peking University Law school, he became an attorney in China. He has a BA from Columbia University. 

Shujun Li 
Shujun Li is an entrepreneur and a social philosopher. He is Founder and Managing Partner of Trustbridge Partners. His research project, tentatively titled “Impact of Diversity on Economic Development and Social Stability in Modern China,” explores the influence of ethnic and ideological diversity on economic prosperity, social stability, and policy progression in modern China. 

Tony Liu 
Quan (Tony) Liu is Chairman and Founder of Beijing United Information Technology Co., a B2B e-commerce platform for online commodity transactions, business information services, and internet technology services. His research project focuses on exploring future opportunities and challenges of business cooperation between Chinese and American enterprises in the context of today’s U.S.-China relations. Liu graduated from Renmin University with a BA in Finance. 

Mitch Presnick 
Mitchell Presnick is founder of Super 8 Hotels China, an economy hotel chain with more than 1100 locations, and APCO Worldwide China, a public affairs consultancy. His current research explores the practical realities and challenges inherent in this new era of China’s business relations with developed countries. Presnick studied at Peking University and Rutgers Business School and has spent 35 years in Beijing and Hong Kong.  


December 12, 2023
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Event Category:


Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies


CGIS South, Room S050

1730 Cambridge St
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 United States

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