Chinese Business Studies Initiative: Changing the World through Global Trade and Technology

Leaders, experts, and students gathered to share their thoughts on global trade and blockchain technology.

On April 23, 2018, students, faculty, and others from the USF community, gathered to hear speakers and panelists talk about Blockchain technology and the changes happening between the US and China in terms of global trade. The crux of the issue was regarding Donald Trump’s sanction on increasing tariff for goods imported from China and if this will begin the brewing of a trade war. The event was hosted by the China Business Studies Initiative (CBSI). Professor Xiaohua Yang, Director of CBSI and Kishan Bulusu, CBSI Advisory Board Member and Founder of Trealth, co-organized this forum.

Professor Donald Heller delivering welcome remarks

The event opened with a speech given by Chinese Consul General to San Francisco Luo Linquan. He began by giving his warmest welcomes to the audience. “I am so delighted to see such a big audience... interested in global trade and investment through China,” said Linquan. He went on to provide context and informed the audience on the impact China has had in global trade. “Trade has become a driving force for global growth,” he said. “China has been the powerhouse for global growth, and the main contributor to the open world economy.”

Ambassador Luo delivering keynote speech to the audience

Dr. Sean Randolph delivering keynote speech

Other notable speakers were USF Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Don Heller, Senior Director of Bay Area