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Announcing: SupChina DIRECT, A Conference-Call Dialogue Series
We are proud to announce the launch of our conference-call dialogue series, SupChina DIRECT. Through SupChina Direct you will gain firsthand insight on China from corporate leaders and academic experts to help you better understand a nation that is reshaping the world.
As a valued member of our community, we would like to offer you an opportunity to participate in our launch event for this exciting new service:
SupChina DIRECT Dialogue Series
What: A one-hour dial-in conference call that includes a 10-15 minute presentation and conversation with key experts followed by 30 minutes of Q&A.
When: Thursday, March 14, 2:30pm EST.
Summary: Join SupChina editor-in-chief Jeremy Goldkorn and Cheng Li, director of the Brookings Institution John L. Thornton China Center, as they lead a timely analysis of the annual plenary sessions of the Chinese Communist Party and the upcoming Trump-Xi trade talks. In addition to these expert presentations, attendees will also have a chance to directly engage the experts with their questions.
Jeremy Goldkorn is editor-in-chief of SupChina and co-host of the Sinica podcast. He moved to China in 1995 and became managing editor of Beijing's first independent English-language entertainment magazine. In 2003, he founded the website and research firm, Danwei, which tracked Chinese media, markets, politics, and business. It was acquired in 2013 by the Financial Times. He has lived in a worker's dormitory, produced a documentary film about African soccer players in Beijing, and rode a bicycle from Peshawar to Kathmandu via Kashgar and Lhasa. He moved to Nashville Tennessee in 2015 and is a board member of the Tennessee China Network.
Cheng Li is the director of the John L. Thornton China Center and a senior fellow in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings. He is also a director of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. Li focuses on the transformation of political leaders, generational change, the Chinese middle class, and technological development in China. Li is also the author or the editor of numerous books, including “China’s Leaders: The New Generation” (2001), “Bridging Minds Across the Pacific: The Sino-U.S. Educational Exchange 1978-2003” (2005), “China’s Changing Political Landscape: Prospects for Democracy” (2008), “China’s Emerging Middle Class: Beyond Economic Transformation” (2010), “The Road to Zhongnanhai: High-Level Leadership Groups on the Eve of the 18th Party Congress” (in Chinese, 2012), “The Political Mapping of China’s Tobacco Industry and Anti-Smoking Campaign” (2012), “China’s Political Development: Chinese and American Perspectives” (2014), “Chinese Politics in the Xi Jinping Era: Reassessing Collective Leadership” (2016), “The Power of Ideas: The Rising Influence of Thinkers and Think Tanks in China” (2017), and “Middle Class Shanghai: Reshaping U.S.-China Engagement” (Spring 2021). He is currently completing a book manuscript with the working title “Xi Jinping’s Protégés: Rising Elite Groups in the Chinese Leadership”. He is the principal editor of the Thornton Center Chinese Thinkers Series published by the Brookings Institution Press.