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Live and Let Live

Friday, April 2, 2021

Co-hosted by the Yale Club of Beijing and Yale Center Beijing

Event Time

Friday, April 2, 2021
6:30-7:00 pm
Discussion and Q&A
7:00-9:00 pm


Yale Center Beijing
36th Floor Tower B of IFC Building 8 Jianguomenwai Avenue Chaoyang District, Beijing (Yong'anli Subway Station, Exit C)

Registration and Fees

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Ticket: RMB 60 for Yale alumni; RMB 80 for regular admission.

Note: Seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis.


The language of the event will be Chinese.

The Event

In the 42 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the United States, the two countries have shared ups and downs, making unforeseen achievements not only bringing enormous benefits to the people of both countries, but also promoting world peace, stability, and prosperity.

In the global context of the 2020s, Sino-U.S. relations has changed from contact to competition and cooperation. In the face of intensifying competition and growing tensions, where will Sino-U.S. relations go in the future? What impact will the relationship of “coopetition” between the two countries have on the rest of the world? Join us for a most crucial discussion as Yale alumni and experts on Sino-U.S. relations share their views at Yale Center Beijing on April 2.

The Speakers


Victor Gao '90 MA, '93 JD
Chairman, Yale Law School Association of China

Victor Gao is the Chairman of the Yale Law School Association of China, Chair Professor of Soochow University, Vice President of the Center for China and Globalization, and Advisor of Saudi Aramco. He served in the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs as an English Interpreter to the Second Generation of Chinese Leadership. Gao has extensive experience in legal practice, investment banking, private equity, securities regulation, and corporate management, and is frequently interviewed by major Chinese and global media networks on domestic and international affairs. He holds Juris Doctorate degree from Yale Law School and is admitted to the Bar of New York State.


Hongcai Xu
Deputy Director, Economic Policy Commission under
China Association of Policy Science
Senior Research Fellow, Center for China-U.S.
Relationship, Western Returned Scholars Association

Hongcai Xu is the Deputy Director of Economic Policy Commission under China Association of Policy Science and Senior Research Fellow at the Center for China-U.S. Relationship at the Western Returned Scholars Association. Prior to his current positon, he served as Deputy Chief Economist, Director of the Economic Research Department, and Director of the Information Department at the China Center for International Economic Exchanges. He was also Professor of Finance at Capital University of Economics and Business. His publishing books include Great Transformation: Seeking the New Path of China’s Economic Development, China’s and Global Economic Governance in the Time of Change, and China's Economy in the Context of Globalization.


Wen Wang
Executive Dean, Chongyang Institute for Financial
Studies, Renmin University of China

Wen Wang is the Executive Dean of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, the Deputy Dean and Professor of the Silk Road School at Renmin University of China. He is also a Researcher at the Financial Research Center of the Counsellor Office of the State Council. As an advisory consultant for several important Chinese ministries and commissions, Wang has won many honors such as “2014 Top Ten Figures of Chinese Think Tank,” “2015 China Reform and Development Pioneers,” and “2016 Influential Figures of Chinese Think Tank.”



Rui Yang
Founder and Chairman, Smart East International Ltd.

Rui Yang, Founder and Chairman of Smart East International Ltd., was the China Global Television Network’s senior commentator, interviewing people influencing and implementing global policy and serving as moderator for world events with dialogues involving China and its interests. He is the author of three books on media and current affairs and has received numerous awards, including China's most coveted "Best Anchor" prize.

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