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China’s recent anti-trust push, as part of an unprecedented overhaul of the platform economy, reaches the strictest phase that will shape China’s growth for the next decade. As a sector that used to be the most propelling engine for China’s economy, will this regulatory tightening suffocate this industry, or will it drive internet firms on a path to a new era of innovation? Join China International Capital Corporation’s Wensheng Peng, and The Wall Street Journal’s Lingling Wei for a dynamic discussion exploring this question and many others. The conversation will be moderated by Chicago Booth’s Zhiguo He.

About the Seminar Series

China is poised to become the world’s largest economy in the near future. However, such growth is not guaranteed. China faces increasingly complex questions about how to manage the tension between state control and market influence within its own borders, and how to address international disputes that often arise with expanded global influence.

Pairing University of Chicago economists with world-renowned experts on China, including both intellectual leaders as well as industry professionals, “China in Today’s World” is a new series that aims to provide timely insights into these and other key issues, ranging from technology to financial markets, and from international trade to regional political challenges.

All times are listed in Central Standard Time.


Thursday, May 6, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Moderated Discussion

Wensheng Peng
, Chief Economist, Head of Research and Executive Dean of CICC Global Institute, China International Capital Corporation

Lingling Wei, Senior China Correspondent, The Wall Street Journal

Zhiguo He, (Moderator), Fuji Bank and Heller Professor of Finance, Chicago Booth