Duke China-US Summit 2020

Beyond 2020: China-U.S. Relations in the New Decade

February 29th, 2020
Duke University

DCUS 2020 Brochure




Duke China-US Summit

Duke US-China Summit 2020 will focus on the opportunities and challenges that Chinese and U.S. industries face in the new decade. We are honored to host Ambassador Craig Allen along with other distinguished guest speakers from China and the U.S. to this Summit where participants will explore a wide range of topics revolving around Business and Technology, Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability, and Education and Academia and U.S.-China relations in general.

Established in 2014, Duke China-U.S. Summit (DCUS) is the largest China-U.S. themed conversation at Duke University with hundreds of attendees ranging from scholars to industry experts as well as students and international leaders who take an interest in issues pertinent to China-U.S. relations. The 2020 Summit is organized by a committee of students from different colleges and schools at Duke, including Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, Pratt School of Engineering, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University School of Law and Duke Kunshan University.

DCUS 2020 Theme:

The 2020 Summit centers around the theme of “Beyond 2020: China-U.S. Relations in the New Decade”. As China-U.S. relations enter a new era of rising tensions, DCUS 2020 seeks to engage experts, commentators and professionals across industries to discuss emerging opportunities for China and the U.S. to maintain a constructive relationship. Discussions will focus on multiple areas including business and trade, academic cooperation, technological innovations, and sustainable development. We hope to explore how both superpowers can develop a mutually beneficial relationship.

Core Events

Not to be missed!

  • Climate Change & Environment Sustainability 2/29 10:00AM-11:00AM
    Contemplate issues ranging from the carbon market and energy distribution to pollution regulation and waste processing, and explore how China and the U.S. can work towards environmentally sustainable development in a collaborative manner.
  • Spotlight Conversation: Sinica Podcast Live 2/29 11:15AM-12:15PM
    Participate in the live Sinica Podcast with Kaiser Kuo (Host and Co-founder of Sinica Podcast) and Craig Allen (President of the US-China Business Council) to learn more about the China-U.S. trade relations and the recently signed Phase One Trade Deal.
  • Workshops 2/29 1:30PM-2:30PM
    Join one of the interactive small-group discussions with Zijing Wu, former Senior VP of Star Capital and former Director of Founder’s Securities; Xing Tian, CEO and Co-founder of NYIS Law; Echo Yang, President and CEO of MSQ Ventures; Tony Gao, Co-founder of Easy Transfer.
  • Education & Academia 2/29 2:45PM-3:45PM
    Examine the issues which affect academia and higher education as a result of the new dynamics in China-U.S. relations, and focus on current challenges presented to scholars and higher education.
  • Business, Innovation & Tech 2/29 4:00PM-5:15PM
    As the world enters into an exciting new decade with emerging revolutionary technologies in almost every industry, we take a deep dive into the business of innovation and explore its role in a shifting China-U.S. relationship.
  • Networking Session 2/29 6:00PM-8:00PM
    Connect with accomplished guest speakers and like-minded peers at the Penn Pavilion. Be ready to grab some drinks and strike up interesting conversations.

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