Strategic Lessons from within China

About this Series

Committee of 100 (C100) is launching a teleconference series, Strategic Lessons from within China for Responding to COVID-19. The series will feature business executives and education leaders with experiences on the ground in China responding to the coronavirus, offering timely and actionable advice to American job creators and educators.

With each passing day, American job creators are concerned about how the outbreak will impact not only their bottom line, but the livelihoods of their employees. Meanwhile, schools and universities are closing to protect their students, faculty, and staff. Americans are feeling fearful and uncertain, and would benefit greatly from hearing from leaders within China who have struggled with and navigated similar complexities.

The series has the following sessions:

  • Wednesday, 3/25 at 2pm ET, featuring C100 member Dr. David Ho moderated by Richard Lui
  • Friday, 3/27 at 9pm ET, featuring Ms. Diane Chen, Deputy Head of the YK Pao School
  • Monday, 3/30 at 9pm ET, featuring Dr. Anning Chen, CEO of Ford China
  • Thursday, 4/2 at 9pm ET, featuring Lei Xu, Vice President of Fudan University
  • Friday, 4/3 at 9pm ET, featuring Professor Jun Gao, Associate Professor of Psychology at Fudan University
  • Monday, 4/6 at 9pm ET, featuring Jian Wu, Principal of Fudan University Affiliated High School

We hope to that this series will address additional perspectives such as supply chain management, remote learning and teaching, crisis management planning, employee compensation strategies, among others.



Session Featuring YuDong Chen, President of Bosch (China) Investment Ltd.

YuDong Chen

President of Bosch China

Dr. Yudong Chen has served as President of Bosch China since January 1, 2011. Dr. Chen graduated from Chongqing University with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. He received his Master’s and Ph.D degrees at the University of Michigan. In 1998, he received his MBA degree from Michigan State University. In 2007, Dr. Chen joined Bosch Group Gasoline Engine Department as Senior Vice President, responsible for business development in China. From May of 2008 to December of 2010, he worked as the Executive Vice President in charge of Original Equipment Sales for Bosch (China) Investment Ltd.

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Session Featuring Freeman Shen

Freeman Shen

Founder, Chairman & CEO of WM Motor

Mr. Shen shares his experience of how he and his company weathered through the coronavirus crisis in China despite having its main factories in Huanggang, Hubei Province and Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province, two of the most severely impacted regions.

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Session Featuring C100 Members David D. Ho Moderated by Richard Lui

Wednesday, 3/25 at 2pm ET

David D. Ho

CEO & Scientific Director, Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center

David D. Ho, M.D. is the founding Scientific Director and CEO of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, as well as the Irene Diamond Professor at The Rockefeller University. He has been at the forefront of HIV/AIDS research since the beginning of the epidemic. His elegant studies unveiled the dynamic nature of HIV replication in vivo and revolutionized our basic understanding of this horrific disease. This knowledge led Dr. Ho to champion combination antiretroviral therapy that resulted in unprecedented control of HIV in patients since 1996. AIDS mortality has declined dramatically, and over 21 million patients worldwide have benefitted from combination antiretroviral therapy. Dr. Ho has been a major driving force behind this major medical breakthrough in what is arguably the worst plague in human history. He is now devoted to developing novel strategies to prevent HIV infection. For his accomplishments, Dr. Ho has been recognized in multiple ways, including fourteen honorary doctorates and election to the US National Academy of Medicine, Chinese Academy of Engineering, and Academia Sinica. He was named Time Magazine’s Man of the Year in 1996, and was the recipient of a Presidential Medal in 2001.

Richard Lui

News Anchor, MSNBC and NBC News

Richard Lui has been an MSNBC dayside anchor since September 2010. He has anchored some of the network’s major breaking stories, including the 2011 debt-ceiling debate, the Arab Spring, and the deficit super committee failure. His daily reports have included the Tea Party movement, candidates’ social media strategies, and the link of unemployment to electability.

Before joining MSNBC, Lui spent five years at CNN Worldwide, most recently with CNN Headline News as the solo anchor of the 10 a.m. hour of “Morning Express.” He led the network’s morning political reporting throughout the 2008 presidential election. Lui occasionally is a guest on political talk shows The Bill Press Show and The Stephanie Miller Show.

Lui attended UC Berkeley majoring in the political economy of industrial society, later graduating with a B.A. in rhetoric. He received his M.B.A. from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, and is enrolled at Stanford University in its program in International Security.

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Session Featuring Diane (Danyue) Chen, Deputy Head of YK Pao School

Friday, March 27, 9pm ET.

Diane (Danyue) Chen is the Deputy Head (External) of YK Pao School, responsible for overseeing admissions, marketing and alumni relationship. Deeply committed to YK Pao School’s mission of “A school for tomorrow’s China; An education for tomorrow’s world”, she is delighted to be able to bring her extensive experiences in both China and overseas to the school.

Prior to working in education, Diane worked in a variety of industries. While at SC Johnson in Wisconsin, she led various brand management and product development initiatives. In 2007, she returned to China to work for multinational companies. It is during this time when she discovered her passion in education through becoming part of the founding team of United World College China.

Diane (Danyue) Chen graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. She obtained her MBA degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management of Northwestern University.

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Session Featuring Anning Chen, President and CEO of Ford China

Monday, March 30, 9pm ET

Anning Chen has been the Group Vice President of Ford Motor Company and President and CEO of Ford China since November 2018. Chen leads the transformation of the Ford Motor Company China business through his “Best of Ford, Best of China” strategic plans including winning product portfolios, electrification, talent localization, innovation for smart vehicles and stronger partnerships.

A 25-year auto industry veteran, Chen began his automotive career in 1992 with Ford Motor Company, where he worked for 17 years as an automotive engineer and in management roles. He then held several leadership roles in Chery Automobile LTD, China before his return to Ford in 2018.

Chen holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. and he earned an MBA from the University of Michigan Ross Business School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.


Session Featuring featuring Professor Jun Gao, Associate Professor of Psychology at Fudan University

Friday, April 3, 9pm ET

Jun Gao

Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, School of Social Development and Social Policy in Fudan University

Jun Gao is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, School of Social Development and Social Policy in Fudan University and a licensed psychological counselor of Chinese Psychological Society. She received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the Department of Psychology, Peking University in 2005 and received her Ph.D degree in clinical psychology from the Department of Psychology, Peking University in 2010. She is a member of several professional societies home and abroad, including the International Society of Hypnosis, Chinese Psychological Society, Chinese Mental Health Association, and American Psychological Association. She received the “Most Popular Teacher for Undergraduate Students in FDU Award” twice. As a clinician, she received training mainly in psychodynamic therapy & CBT & Ericksonian hypnotherapy. She now practices psychological counseling in individual, couple and group settings.

Charles Wang

President Chinese American Cultural & Art Association

Charles Wang was born in Chung Qin in 1940 and came to the United States as a graduate student from Taiwan in 1965. He earned a Master’s degree from St. John’s University in NY. Subsequently, he was awarded Certificate for Management of Non-profit Organization from Columbia University School of Social Work and NYU School of Public Administration. From 1968-89, Mr. Wang was the Executive Director of the Chinese American Planning Council (CPC); 1989-93, President of China Institute in America; 1994-95, Assistant Commissioner of New York State Department of Social Services; 1995-99, Executive Director of the Greater Blouse Manufacturers Association.

During his extensive career in public service, Mr. Wang was appointed by President Jimmy Carter as a member of the President’s Commission on Mental Health; by President Ronald Reagan as the Chairman of the 1990 Census National Advisory Board; By President George H, W, Bush as the Vice Chairman of the US Commission on Civil Rights ; and by President George Bush as a member of the National Advisory Board of the Labor Department among many of his government appointments. In 1989, Mr. Wang along with a handful of other like-minded individuals was among the earliest members of C100. He served on the board as was secretary of the board during its formative years.


Session Featuring featuring Jian Wu, Principal of the High School Affiliated to Fudan University and Jiani (Jenny) Lou, Deputy Director of Fudan University International School (FDIS)

Monday, April 6, 9pm ET

Jian Wu

Principal of the High School Affiliated to Fudan University

Jian Wu is the Principal of the High School Affiliated to Fudan University and a Graduate Advisor at the Research Institute for Higher Education, Fudan University. He has been an educator for over30 years, and adheres to the education philosophy of “putting liberal arts education into practice, realizing individual development and achievement,” and pursuing education for students’ comprehensive growth and lifelong happiness.” Mr. Wu was rated “Model Teacher of Shanghai” in 2009. He won the Special Award for Teaching Achievements in Shanghai and First Prize for Teaching Achievements, awarded by Ministry of Education in 2014, and also was rated “Special Grade President of Shanghai” in 2018.

Jiani (Jenny) Lou

Deputy Director of Fudan University International School (FDIS)

Jiani (Jenny) Lou currently serves as the Deputy Director of Fudan University International School (FDIS), which is the international division of the High School Affiliated to Fudan University. She supervises the secondary school teaching and learning as well as teaches mathematics. Ms. Lou graduated from Fudan University majoring in mathematics and applied mathematics, and joined FDIS in 2008. She is an enthusiastic math teacher of courses such as IB Math, AP Calculus, and Precalculus.

Dr. Evan Glazer

Head of School, Avenues

Evan joined Avenues in 2017, bringing a wealth of education experience at both the secondary and university levels. Prior to joining Avenues, Evan spent more than ten years as principal of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST), a state-chartered magnet high school in Alexandria, Virginia. Under his leadership, TJHSST received the Star Innovator for Science award (2010) and was named the number one high school in the country by U.S. News and World Report (2014) and by Newsweek (2015). Passionate about teaching, Evan also made time to teach math class and offer leadership seminars to students while at TJHSST. Evan’s earlier school leadership experience includes serving as the director of Roanoke Valley Governor’s School for Science and Technology (Roanoke, VA). He began his career in education at his alma mater, Glenbrook South High (Glenview, IL), where he taught math. Evan received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Illinois (Champaign, IL). He went on to earn a Ph.D. in instructional technology from the University of Georgia (Athens, GA). Evan has published two books, Using Internet Primary Sources to Teach Critical Thinking and Everyday Use of Mathematical Concepts: A Reference Guide.

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