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“Whose Century Is It, Anyway?”: watch award-winning journalist Clay Chandler chair debate on the US-China power shift

Clay Chandler speakerDespite slowing growth rates and recent turbulence in its stock markets, China remains the global economy’s most important source of growth. It is now widely believed, even under the most conservative assumptions, that China will overtake the US as the world’s largest economy sometime within the next 10 years. After more than a decade of rapid economic expansion and double-digit increases to its military budget, China shows a new confidence on the global stage.

In an effort to understand these shifts in power, and bring new insights on the future of the global economy and the relations between the US and China, the Asia Society Hong Kong Center put together a panel of distinguished experts, chaired by Clay Chandler – an award-winning journalist and leading analyst of Asia’s key economies – to debate over the topic of “Whose Century Is It, Anyway?”.

Is the era of US global leadership finally drawing to a close? Is it already over? Will it be replaced by an “Asian Century” led by China? How might an Asian Century differ from the status quo? Watch these experts weigh in on matters of money, power, prestige and the future of the global economy.

For more information, or to book Clay Chandler as a keynote speaker for your conference or event, please contact Raleigh Addington at or call 972-385-1021. 

Watch Dambisa Moyo discuss the economic and political risks of “Tomorrow’s World” at Google Zeitgeist 2015

Dambisa MoyoDambisa Moyo, best-selling author of “Dead Aid” (2010), “How the West Was Lost” (2012) and “Winner Takes All” (2012), spoke at Google Zeitgeist 2015 on the global economic and political risks we cannot ignore.

In a keynote titled “Tomorrow’s World”, Dr. Moyo puts forward that the defining challenge that we face today is how to create economic growth, and ensure that this growth continues in the emerging markets. Organisations such as the IMF have forecast that global growth rates will plummet down to 2% by 2060, almost 50% lower than what we’ve seen over the past 50 years.

Dr. Moyo demonstrates that there is also a clear rise in political disorder; in 2014, the Economist Intelligence Unit delivered a report saying that 65 of the 150 countries they investigated would see significant increases in political and social risk.

Dr. Moyo goes on to stress that these risks may stem from the fact that we live in a very unique time of change. In the 1960s the global population was 3 billion, today it is over 7 billion, and by the time population levels are predicted by demographers to plateau in 2100 it’s expected to reach 10 billion. As a result, there is significant pressure for governments to expand and provide opportunities. She believes that we must not become globally indifferent, by calling to task our political and economic systems and challenging them to be the best that they can be.

Watch the video above for more!

For more information on how to book Dambisa Moyo as a speaker for your conference or client event, please get in touch with Jeana Webster at or call on +1 972 385 1021.

Listen to Gerard Lyons discuss the future of the global economy and his new book, “The Consolations of Economics”

Listen in to Alex Hickman in conversation with Dr Gerard Lyons, Chief Economic Advisor to the Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

A regular commentator on the future of the global economy, Gerard has recently published his critically acclaimed first book – “The Consolations of Economics” (Faber & Faber, 2014) – predicting a period of prosperous economic growth. In this exclusive interview with Chartwell, Gerard discusses the underlying drivers of this economic outlook, how current geopolitical risks might affect such growth and why we should remain positive.

For information on how to book Gerard Lyons for your conference or client event, please contact Alex Hickman at, or call +44 (0) 20 7792 8004.

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