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  • | 28 May, 2019

    Engaging Market Brokers to Resolve State-Society Conflicts

    (Location: Finnish Ambassador’s residence, Guanghua Lu 30, Beijing)

    China has a range of tools to govern and control society as a strong authoritarian country. This talk explores a new market mechanism in which state officials and citizens engage profit-seeking brokers (huangniu) who help bring the two parties together to mediate, bargain and resolve conflicts. Professor Ong’s research highlights the Chinese state’s increasingly sophisticated and flexible approach to social management and conflict resolution.



    Lynette Ong is an associate professor of political science at the University of Toronto, crossly appointed at Asian Institute, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. She teaches authoritarian politics, political economy of development and Chinese politics. She is the author or “Prosper or Perish: Credit and Fiscal Systems in Rural China” (Cornell University Press, 2012). Her publications have appeared in a range of Political Science and Asian Studies journals, including Perspectives on Politics, Comparative Politics, International Political Science Review, China Quarterly, China Journal, and Journal of Contemporary Asia, etc. Her opinion pieces and research have been featured in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, New Yorker, Economist, South China Morning Post, East Asia Forum, etc.


    | 29 May, 2019

    China’s stock market: optimistic amidst trade war tensions?

    Stock markets on both sides of the Pacific have been volatile amidst mounting trade war tensions and rising tariffs. Chinese stock markets in particular have performed badly last year. Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business Professor of Accounting and Finance Liu Jing will explain how investors and finance professionals view the importance of China’s A-shares, and analyze the market sentiment given the actual value and performance in the first quarter of 2019, based on his most recent survey.


    Dr. Liu Jing is Professor of Accounting and Finance at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB). Prior to CKGSB, he was tenured professor at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. He earned his Ph.D. from Columbia Business School in 1999. His research and teaching revolves around the topic of value investing. He is a recipient of the Eric E. Juline Research Award from UCLA Anderson School and the Barclays Global Investors (BGI) Best Paper Award from the Review of Accounting Studies. He directs CKGSB’s Center for Investment Research and serves as a director on the boards of several Chinese and international companies.

    This talk will take place in Classroom 2, Floor 2, Tower E3, CKGSB Campus