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Cheng Siwei Named Chang-Lin Tien Distinguished Visiting Fellow

Program Year: 2011

Through presentations and round table discussions with policy makers, academics, and business sector representatives in the San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, and Washington DC, Mr. Cheng Siwei, Chair, International Finance Forum (Beijing), and former Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, shared his expertise and insider’s perspective on China’s efforts to rebalance its economy, the next Five Year Plan, and the role of the green economy. He was also a keynote speaker at the Global Financial Leadership Conference in Chicago.

The Asia Foundation Chang-Lin Tien Fellows Program was established to foster exchanges for leaders to meet and interact with their counterparts in Asia and the U.S. The fellowship honors the late Dr. Chang-Lin Tien, former Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, for his many accomplishments in science, higher education, and community affairs. It was created to highlight Dr. Tien’s assuming the chairmanship of The Asia Foundation Board of Trustees in 1999.

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