Past & Upcoming Events

The U.S.-China Trade War

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For this meeting, we'll discuss the state of the Trade War with China.

Premise: The inevitable tensions from the misaligned trade relations have escalated in the past year and an half, as the world's two largest nations are now about to embark in a full-scale trade war. China’s ambitious economic and development goals (e.g., “One Belt, One Road,” The “Made in China 2025” initiative. and national 5G mobile development) will exacerbate the tensions, likely to result in future trade wars. By some estimation, this, in turn, can potentially inflict global tensions akin to the Cold War tensions of the 20th Century.

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To that end, we'll explore the following topics and themes:

- Background: China’s entry into the WTO in 2001 and rapid rise the last decade.

- Allegations of systemic intellectual property theft by China.

- A series of cyber attacks aimed at the U.S. tech companies by China.

- The domestic economic and internal societal problems and tensions in both the U.S. and China.

- China’s “ forced technology transfer” target to the U.S. firms.

- Allegations of China unfairly controlling imports and heavily subsidizing various industries and enterprises.

Live Oxford Debate: "The Democratic Party has moved too far left."

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Come watch a live Oxford-style debate on the contentious topic on the state of the "Democratic Party."

Kyree (https://www.meetup.co...) and Erik (https://www.meetup.co...) will team up against Danielle (https://www.meetup.co...) and Chris (https://www.meetup.co...) to engage in a civil and thoughtful debate on this topic.

Here's the final debate resolution:
"The Democratic Party has moved far too left."

The debate will be in an "Oxford-style" format (https://en.wikipedia....).

The Tiananmen Square Massacre of 1989 . . . a 30-year lookback

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Thirty years ago, on this month, the massive student protests in Beijing resulted in a declaration of marshal law and a military crackdown by the Communist Regime -- later to be remembered as the Tiananmen Square Massacre, which resulted in deaths of thousands.

As we look back at this watershed moment in history, we'll discuss the following subtopics.

- The post-Cultural Revolution period reforms giving rise to demand for more reforms.

- China's tensions and alliances with other Nations during the Cold War.

- The impetus giving rise to the April 1989 protests and the protestors' momentum in May 1989.

- The role of domestic and international media in covering the protests, as well as the international reaction.

- The Communist regime's declaration of marshal law.

- The death toll from the massacre and the government's cover up in the concerted misinformation campaign.

- The legacy and the continuing censorship by the Communist Party of China.

More details to follow.

New York, NY 10001 - USA

Saturday, June 22 at 3:00 PM

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Political Thinkers: Steve Bannon and Andrew Breitbart

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We'll continue the "Political Thinkers" series. It critically examines the political and ideological viewpoints of prominent public figures, considered to be tremendously influential as a trendsetter.

Here, the goal is to discuss fresh viewpoints -- some of which might be "unconventional" in nature -- in analyzing its applicability in our ever-increasingly complex society. Just like every issue that our group discusses, we examine and evaluate it with an independent and critical lens, at the highest level of intellectual rigor.

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For this discussion, we'll evaluate the work of Steve Bannon and the legacy of the late Andrew Breitbart. To that end, we'll explore the following questions:

- What are the deep-rooted philosophical basis for their theories and views?

- What makes their appeal so controversial?

- Have their views and positions always remained intellectually consistent?

- What do their rise to popularity indicate about the cultural or political climate of his time period?

We will then examine each individual's theories and policy positions, including:

Brexit D-Day Live! (a panel discussion and reception)

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IMPORTANT: if you wish to attend this event, you must contact Thomas (https://www.meetup.co...) via direct message for further instructions to complete the registration for a FREE attendance.

Merely RSVPing on the waitlist does NOT guarantee entry into this event. Very limited seats available on a first-come basis.

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Mark your calendars for this historic date!

As the deadline looms, the U.K. needs to do one of the following:
- pass the Brexit deal;
- come up with a new plan; or
- simply risk crashing out of the bloc, which appears to be inevitable.

As the scenario unfolds, in real time, join us for a panel discussion by an esteemed panel of reporters and economists.

PANELISTS:
● European and U.S. Economists
● Transatlantic Trade and Transatlantic Relations Expert
● Antony Phillipson, British Consul General in New York and Her Majesty's Trade Commissioner
● Moderated by a foreign correspondence / reporter

EVENT SCHEDULE:
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM: Registration
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm: Program
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM: Networking Reception