Tag: China


Jobs, Anyone?

Well, the Froggies are looking pretty harried post Hell-week. At a time when we have such incredible educational resources available to us, it is indeed a shame that we need to spend so much time deciding between job offers. Ninety-two percent of us came out with multiple offers, and now there are so many variables…


WTO Entry Risks Social Upheaval in China

“As Keynes said, ‘In the long run we are all dead,’ so we should pay attention to the short-term costs and challenges.” So concluded Myoung-Ho Shin, Vice President, Asian Development Bank at the Asia Business Conference recently hosted by HBS. Other panelists discussing China’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) echoed similar concerns about…


Charlene Barshefsky Outlines China's Formidable Future

After fifteen years of torturous negotiations, China finally became a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in December 2001. In a keynote speech delivered as part of the recent HBS Asia Business Conference, Charlene Barshefsky, former US Trade Representative, outlined her views on the significance and implications of China’s WTO accession.As U.S. Trade Representative…


The Chinese Century?

During the Asia Business Conference’s first plenary session, “Asia’s Future: Regional Integration or Regional Competition?” Robert Lees, Secretary General Emeritus of the Pacific Basin Economic Council, asked us to stand up, stretch, and exhorted us MBAs to go out and play a role in making the world a better place. He then declared, “China is…


Phoenix Rising: Media in Asia

At the Asia Business Conference media discussion, Mr. Wu Xiaoyong, CEO of Phoenix Satellite Television and Ms. Sheryl WuDunn, Project Director for the New York Times Strategic Planning Group, led a powerful discussion on trends taking shape in the rapidly growing Asian media market, focusing primarily on China. The panel sought to identify opportunities to…


Risk Mindset in Asia Could Thwart Growth Opportunities

Jeffrey Shafer, Vice Chairman for Salomon Smith Barney International and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, predicts high growth potential for Southeast Asian nations. His presentation at the recent Asia Business Conference here at HBS began with a slide that compared growth rates between Asian nations before and after the financial crisis of…


Now I Know What You Did Last Summer

I still remember with great clarity the day that I came home to find that envelope from HBS. After a few seconds of euphoria the questions arose: What now? What do I do next? Which brings me to my bigger question: What happens after a group of high-powered, high achiever types come home from the…


The Mother of All Diplomacy

The current war against terrorism has many dimensions. In the last article of this series, we studied what form military action might take. The more important and difficult element of this struggle, however, will be building and maintaining support throughout the region. While the risks are tremendous, we must also remember that crises present opportunities…


Students Flock to Meet Chinese Economist

On the first Friday afternoon of the new school year, almost 100 students packed Aldrich 209 for a presentation by Prof. Zhang Jun on China’s economic development. The event was organized by the Asia Business Club.Prof. Zhang Jun is one of the most prominent economists in China today, serving as the Associate Dean of the…


The Harbus Intraview

Her Story As I glammed myself up in preparation for my big date, I thought back three years to my last blind date. Sadly, on that date, the hottest thing that happened was the fire set by a group of drunken Greek men who set the floor alight with the aid of the contents of…


George W. Bush Timeline

1946 George W. Bush born July 6 in New Haven, Conn.1948 Bush family moves from Connecticut to Texas.1950 Sister Robin born.1953 Brother Jeb born. Robin dies of leukemia.1955 Brother Neil born.1956 Brother Marvin born.1959 Sister Dorothy born.1961 Enrolls at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass.1964 Graduates from Andover and enrolls at Yale University. His father loses…

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