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Victor Gao - Munk Dialogue

Victor Gao, Vice President of the Center for China and Globalization, and Deng Xiaoping’s English interpreter, joined us for a conversation on China’s role in global affairs after COVID-19.

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The question we are all starting to ask ourselves is what will the world look like post-COVID-19? How will this global pandemic change everything from our politics to our culture to global affairs? Victor Gao, Vice President of the Center for China and Globalization, and Deng Xiaoping’s English interpreter, joined us for a conversation on China’s role in global affairs after COVID-19.

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"I think Tonya Harding syndrome is very much running amuck in the United States...the U.S. does not want to see another country or another company ahead of it. They want to whack the kneecap of Huawei."

Victor Gao

"I think Tonya Harding syndrome is very much running amuck in the United States...the U.S. does not want to see another country or another company ahead of it. They want to whack the kneecap of Huawei."

Victor Gao is the Vice President of the Center for China and Globalization (CCG); Vice Chairman of China Beidou Industrial Promotion Organization, a member of the Beijing Energy Club, a Member of the Global Counsel of Asia Society in New York City, a member of the International Advisory Board of the Energy Intelligence Group in London, and an advisor to Saudi.  
 
Victor was Deng Xiaoping’s English interpreter in the 1980s, and served as the China Policy Advisor at the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission in 1999 and 2000.  Victor’s prior investment banking experience included senior positions with Morgan Stanley (Vice President of Morgan Stanley Asia, in the Merger, Acquisition and Restructuring Department), CICC (General Manager of the Investment Banking Department, Head of M&A Practice, and Head of CICC Hong Kong Investment Banking Department) and Daiwa Securities (Co-Chairman of China, Executive Vice President and Managing Director).  Victor’s corporate management experience included senior positions with CNOOC Limited as its Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Company Secretary, Member of the Investment Committee, and Director of CNOOC International and with major Hong Kong companies including PCCW and Henderson Land Group.
 
Victor holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, an M.A. in International Relations from the Political Science Department of Yale Graduate School, an M.A. in English from Beijing University of Foreign Studies, and a B.A. in English from Suzhou University, and is a licensed attorney-at-law in the State of New York.   Since 2004, Victor has been the Chairman of the Yale Law School Association of China.

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