Peking University's Guanghua School of Management Holds 2018 New York Forum Themed "Investing in a Better World"

On May 11, 2018, Peking University's Guanghua School of Management hosted its fifth annual New York Forum at the New York Public Library in Manhattan. This year's Forum, themed "Investing in a Better World," brought together leading academics from China and the US to discuss the roles each of these countries play in the global economy, as well as the impact technology being pioneered by the US and China is having on human progress and economic development. The event attracted 250 participants from academia, industry, and government.

The 2018 Peking University Guanghua New York Forum coincided with Peking University's 120th anniversary and served as a significant piece of the University's overseas celebrations. To mark this critical moment in the University's history, Vice President WANG Bo opened the Forum program by discussing the close relationship between Peking University's history and China's economic and social development. Vice President WANG indicated that protectionist attitudes are becoming increasingly common globally, presenting the world with new challenges to navigate. In a nod to the Forum's topics of discussion, he also acknowledged the new challenges and opportunities that technological advances are creating for economic and social development.