After a tumultuous 2019, China faces a slowing economy and increased international pressure for economic and financial reforms. Experts agree that there are few easy options for China to kickstart its economy. Beijing has promised more ambitious reforms for 2020, but will it follow through?

AmCham Shanghai invites you to a special discussion and Q&A with China economy experts Frasier Howie, Andrew Polk and Gary Liu on Friday, February 14 from 8:00 to 9:30 AM at the JW Marriott Tomorrow Square Shanghai. Considered to be the most influential and insightful commentators on the Chinese economy, Mr. Howie, Mr. Polk, and Mr. Liu will examine whether the time is right for Chinese economic and financial reforms and how these policies could affect companies operating in China. The panel will be moderated by Ken DeWoskin, Senior Advisor and Eminence Fellow to Deloitte LLP for China research and insight. This session is on the record.

(This session is part of AmCham Shanghai's Government Policy Series (GPS), which brings together different voices to deep-dive into Chinese and U.S. government policy and its effects on American companies. For more information, please contact Daniel Rechtschaffen at Daniel.rechtschaffen@amcham-shanghai.org.)


8 AM - 8:30 AM
Registration & Breakfast
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM


  • Fraser Howie

    Fraser Howie

    Howie is co-author of three books on the Chinese financial system, Red Capitalism: The Fragile Financial Foundations of China’s Extraordinary Rise (named a Book of the Year 2011 by the Economist magazine and one of the top ten business books of the year by Bloomberg), Privatizing China: Inside China’s Stock Markets and “To Get Rich is Glorious” China’s Stock Market in the ‘80s and ‘90s.

    Fraser studied Natural Sciences (Physics) at Cambridge University and Chinese at Beijing Language and Culture University and for over twenty years has been trading, analyzing and writing about Asian stock markets. He has worked for Baring Securities, Bankers Trust, Morgan Stanley, CICC and from 2003 to 2012 he worked at CLSA as a Managing Director in the Listed Derivatives and Synthetic Equity department. He has worked in Hong Kong, Beijing and Singapore.

    Fraser’s work has been published in the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, China Economic Quarterly and the Nikkei Asian Review, and he is a regular commentator on CNBC, Bloomberg and the BBC.

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  • Gary Liu

    Gary Liu

    Dr. Liu is an independent economist in China known for his focus on China's economic reform. He is currently the President of National Affairs Financial Reform Institute. In 2014, he was invited to a policy-consultation meeting chaired by the Chinese Premier LI Keqiang. He is one of the founders of CEIBS Lujiazui Institute of International Finance (CLIIF) and served as Executive Deputy Director (assisting Director WU Xiaoling), and as one of the founders of the Lujiazui Forum.

    His published the book The Next Decade of China in 2013. He is a Member of the Global Agenda Council of World Economic Forum (2012-2014), a Columnist for FTChinese.com, cn.WSJ.com and Caixin.com. He was elected the Person of Year 2012 by Bloomberg BusinessWeek China, 2013 Chinese Young Economist by the Beijing News, and Person of Year 2016 of New Finance by Hurun Report.

    He is very active in social media and recognized as a key opinion leader in China.

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  • Andrew Polk (Partner at Trivium)

    Andrew Polk

    Partner at Trivium

    Andrew Polk is a co-founder at Trivium/China and head of the firm’s economic research. Before Trivium, he was a senior economist at The Conference Board China Center for Economics and Business in Beijing. Previously, Polk worked at the Institute of International Finance, where he conducted macroeconomic analysis on emerging markets in the Asia/Pacific region. His research focus has included monetary policy, capital flows, and financial market development throughout East and Southeast Asia, with a particular emphasis on China. He has also conducted growth and inflation forecasting and country risk analysis for the region.

    Polk has held research positions at the East Asia Desk of the U.S. Treasury Department, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and Foreign Policy magazine. He earned his BA in American studies and communication at Texas A&M University and holds an MA with distinction in economics and China studies from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

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  • Ken DeWoskin (Senior Advisor, Chinese Services Group at Deloitte)

    Ken DeWoskin

    Senior Advisor, Chinese Services Group at Deloitte

    Ken DeWoskin serves as Senior Advisor and Eminence Fellow to Deloitte LLP for China research and insight. Formerly, he was a partner for China Strategy and Business Development at another of the Big Four, and he is the founder of the China Research and Insight Centre at Deloitte China. He concurrently serves as Senior Advisor to The Conference Board and its China Center for Business and Economics. A former professor of International Business and chairman and professor of Asian Cultures at the University of Michigan, Dr. DeWoskin has been involved with China for over 50 years and has lived and worked extensively in both China and in Japan. He currently writes a CFO opinion column for the Wall Street Journal.

    Dr. DeWoskin received his B.A. from Columbia College in 1965 and his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1974. He has also studied at National Taiwan University and Kyoto University, and he is a fluent speaker of Mandarin Chinese and Japanese.

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A prepayment is required when choosing 'Members only price' or 'Standard Price'.

Member Ticket
Member Price RMB 350
Member Price (Pay at the door) RMB 400
Member Company Employee Price
Standard Price RMB 450
Door Price RMB 500
Non-Member Ticket
Standard Price RMB 700
Door Price RMB 800


JW Marriott Hotel Tomorrow Square Shanghai

399 Nanjing West Road (Cnr. North Huangpi Road)
Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China

If you have any questions please contact Daniel Rechtschaffen

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