Ralph Winnie Jr. with the Mongolian President

Ralph Winnie Jr. with the Mongolian President

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Eurasia Center Collaboration with Datini Foundation

Dear Ralph, 

Thank you so much for a great collection of analytical materials that are very interesting and useful for us. We carefully study them all. This week we will be back in Minsk, and in November we will send you a detailed vision of the “road map” of our cooperation in the field of education and science.

Thanks again and look forward to working closely!

Best regards,
Anastasia Gvardiyan-Sinkevich
President of the Datini Foundation
 
 

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Photo of Ralph Winnie, Jr. with Shirley Sun on September 21st 2018 at Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies after Dr. Winnie Jr.'s presentation to the Chinese delegation representing China Energy Investment Corporation


Wonderful reception last night celebrating the 69th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China in the USA🇨🇳


 (L-r)  Steve Shulman, Exec Director of Cultural Tourism DC thanks the embassy for their participation in Passport DC’s “Around the World Embassy tour” this year!

(L-r) Mauri Earl joined beloved PanPan, dear friend and brilliant media strategist for the Chinese embassy

Steve, Mauri and PanPan...

New friends-Jianbing “Steven” Han, China Council/International Trade, Steve Shulman,  with Chinese Embassy congressional representative

Monday, September 3, 2018

Enjoyed meeting Ralph Winnie, Jr. at Embassy of People's Republic of China on Monday July 30th 2018

Dear Mr. Winnie,

It was my great pleasure to meet with you yesterday, I truly enjoyed chatting with you. I am even more pleased to know that you have been promoting the better trade relationship between the U.S. and China. In Pennsylvania, we know a Chinese organization called “Pennsylvania Guangxi Chinese Association”, i am friendly with its President. Now the US and China’s relationship is complicated but optimistic, hope we can work together to help two nations understand each other better.

Enclosed is a picture of you at the Chinese Embassy I took for you during the event.

Keep in touch and talk to you soon.

Yuming Wang, Ph.D



Monday, July 30, 2018

Invitation for Ralph Winnie, Jr. to attend Military Reception and Chinese Delegation Seminar

 Hi, Mr. Ralph Winnie,
 
This is Chen Yutong from the Chinese Embassy. Ms. Christine have sent me an email before saying that you and your guests would like to attend our Military Reception. We have a formal invitation letter for you now and I guess I can spare two or three invitations to your guests. Please inform me of their names and address so that I can send them. The date has been settled on 30th July, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

More importantly, I am writing to invite you to a seminar hold in the Economic & Commercial Office of the Chinese Embassy on 25th July.

A Chinese delegation of experts led by Li Yong, (Deputy Secretary General of China Association of International Trade) will be visiting Washington DC. They would like to hold a seminar with American counterparts, discussing Sino-US trade relations. The proposed topics include:

1. How to understand the trade war between China and the United States and the future of trade relations between the two countries.
2. How to understand China's industrial policy and "Made in China 2025"
3. Whether China has carried out economic invasion to the United States
4. How to evaluate multilateral trade system and WTO reform
5. How to understand US investment restrictions on China and the prospects for Sino-US investment cooperation

The seminar would be a small one with around 15 participants altogether from two sides and we are working on inviting experts from other major institutes in DC. You you can find the Chinese delegation list as attached.The delegation is really looking forward to exchanging views with you.The seminar would be between 9:00 to 12:00 in the morning and there would also be a following up working luncheon which takes about an hour. Hope you are interested in this and available at that time. 

Delegation List
1. Li Yong, Deputy Secretary General , China Association of International Trade
2. Huang Hanquan, Director of the Institute of Industrial Development, Chinese Academy of Macroeconomic Research
3. Tu Xinquan, Executive Dean and Professor, China Institute for WTO Studies, University of International Business and Economics
4. Xu Jiabin, Professor, Department of Trade Economics, Renmin University of China
5. Zhang Monan, Senior Fellow, China Center for International Economic Exchanges
6. Yuan Youwei, Deputy Director, Department of External affairs, China Center for International Economic Exchanges
7. Chen Nan, Second Secretary, Department of American and Oceanian Affairs, Ministry of Commerce

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Ralph Winnie, Jr. to attend Military Reception and Chinese Delegation Seminar July 30th

A Chinese delegation of experts led by Li Yong, (Deputy Secretary General of China Association of International Trade) will be visiting Washington DC. They would like to hold a seminar with American counterparts, discussing Sino-US trade relations. The proposed topics include:

1. How to understand the trade war between China and the United States and the future of trade relations between the two countries.
2. How to understand China's industrial policy and "Made in China 2025"
3. Whether China has carried out economic invasion to the United States
4. How to evaluate multilateral trade system and WTO reform
5. How to understand US investment restrictions on China and the prospects for Sino-US investment cooperation

Friday, July 27, 2018

Meeting with Chinese Delegation

Mr. Winnie,
I am writing to extend my sincere thanks to you for your presence at the Chinese delegation Seminar on US-China trade relations on July 25. Your thoughts and suggestions on bilateral trade relations are inspiring and insightful. The delegation have learned a lot by exchanging view with you and they hope they can continue to share your ideas and thoughts in the future. We hope that the experts from both sides can work together for a better trade relation between our two countries.


Again, thank you for attending the seminar and see you on the Military Reception.

With warm regards,
Yutong

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Response from Embassy of the People's Republic of China regarding Ralph Winnie, Jr. meeting with Chinese Delegation on July 25th, 2018

Mr. Winnie,

I am writing to extend my sincere thanks to you for your presence at the Chinese delegation Seminar on US-China trade relations on July 25. Your thoughts and suggestions on bilateral trade relations are inspiring and insightful. The delegation have learned a lot by exchanging view with you and they hope they can continue to share your ideas and thoughts in the future. We hope that the experts from both sides can work together for a better trade relation between our two countries.

Again, thank you for attending the seminar and see you on the Military Reception.

With warm regards,
Yutong

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Photos from Mandela Celebration - South Africa from Our South Africa Director







Speaker Invitation - 4TH ESCP EUROPE ENERGY MANAGEMENT SEMINAR IN THE USA-Ralph Winnie, Jr. addressed ESCP Europe Energy Management Seminar at 9:30AM EST on June 18th 2018 at Washington Plaza Hotel

Dear Mr Winnie,

With the present letter, we would like to invite you to participate as a keynote speaker at the 4th ESCP Europe Energy Management Seminar in the USAESCP Europe the world’s oldest Business School which is ranked consistently within the top 10 Business School in Europe has a leading graduate study program in Energy Management that attracts future industry executives from all over the world.This year’s seminar which takes place under the auspices and with the cooperation of the US-based International Association for Energy Economics (www.iaee.org), brings our top graduate students to Washington DC and Houston for a combined lecturing and field-trip experience.Our group will be comprised of 27 students (17 from our full time MSc (MEM) and 10 from our Executive Master (EMEM)). Please note that the current class of MEM and EMEM students is truly multicultural and diverse, verifying the international dimension of all ESCP Europe master programmes. Our MEM students have 2 years of experience and are 25 years old on average whereas our EMEM students have at least 10 years of experience and are 35 years old on average. Our MEMs and EMEMs represent over 15 nationalities.

We would be honoured if you would accept our invitation to give a 60min lecture (including discussion) to our students about the U.S.-China relations on Monday 18th or Tuesday 19th June, ideally between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m at the  Washington Plaza hotel.

In anticipation of your positive response, we remain at your disposal to discuss further details.

Best regards,

Georgia Makridou

Established in 1819, ESCP Europe is the first business school in the world. Its mission is to develop the next generation of transnational business leaders, preparing them to embrace the opportunities offered by cultural diversity.
With its six urban campuses in Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin and Warsaw, ESCP Europe's true European Identity enables the provision of a unique style of cross-cultural business education and a Global Perspective on international management issues.
Through a combination of innovative pedagogy, cross-campus programmes and a research-active faculty, ESCP Europe is an essential contributor to the development of the transnational management culture so essential in today’s global business environment.Our network of 120 partner universities extends the School’s reach from European to worldwide. Triple-crown accredited (EQUIS, AMBA, AACSB), ESCP Europe welcomes 4,600 students and 5,000 executives from 100 different nationalities every year, offering them a wide range of general management and specialised programmes (Bachelor, Master, MBA, PhD and Executive Education).The School's 50,000-strong alumni network counts members from 150 nationalities. Together with its long-standing relationships with national and multinational companies, this network allows ESCP Europe to provide unique career opportunities on an international scale.The aspiration of ESCP Europe is the credo of Europe: to remain faithful to its humanistic values while at the same time anticipating the new ways of the world.

Few would dispute the assertion that we are entering a new energy era: global demand for oil booms as supplies dwindle; price volatility and geopolitical instability are increasingly common, as are globalisation and market deregulation; and all the while environmental concerns grow. Both collectively and individually these factors call for a significant restructuring of the energy sector to improve efficiency and develop new sustainable energy sources.
The challenge is primarily technological but also managerial. Considering the amount of capital needed to boost energy supplies and promote the necessary technological innovations in a world of high uncertainty, expertise in project management, supply chain, finance, human resource and organisational management are of the utmost importance for decision making and forming policy.
Bringing together the expertise of its faculty and its many external international associates, the objective of the Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) at ESCP Europe Business School is to cooperate with, and possibly assist, key industry players to facilitatethe integration of managerial and technological skills.
The results of RCEM's research will become available to the public through publications, workshops and conferences, educational programmes and other public outreach activities. Research at RCEM will be enhanced through direct cooperation with government agencies, and academic and industry associates from across the globe.-- 

Georgia Makridou
Affiliate Professor; Assistant Director, Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM)

Friday, July 13, 2018

Ralph Winnie, Jr. interview with Sputnik News regarding impact of Brexit

'Many Uncertainties': Analysts Explain What Future Holds for UK After Brexit

 

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United Kingdom’s only recourse for avoiding an economic crisis from a hasty Brexit is to strike bilateral trade deals with key states such as the United States, China and Russia at once to facilitate a gradual pull out, analysts told Sputnik.
On Thursday, President Donald Trump told the Sun newspaper that if UK Prime Minister Theresa May goes forward with her "soft" Brexit proposal it would likely kill any prospects for a bilateral trade agreement with the United States. The comments come ahead of Trump’s meeting with May in London on Friday and in the wake of a ministerial exodus driven by disagreements over the prime minister’s plan.

© AFP 2018 / JUSTIN TALLIS
BREXITING
May’s so-called "soft" Brexit plan — which sees the United Kingdom staying in the EU Customs Union under a facilitated arrangement — has been derided by the "hard" Brexiteers who envisioned a clean break. Earlier this week, UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Brexit secretary David Davis resigned over May’s compromise proposal for withdrawing from the EU.

Eurasian Business Coalition Vice President Ralph Winnie told Sputnik the UK needed to make major trade agreements with leading global powers.
The final pattern of such agreements could not be determined in advance but the UK government had to move decisively and systematically towards achieving them, Winnie advised.
"There are so many uncertainties in law and in the future patterns of international trade. The British have got to move one step at a time on this," he said.

 "The British people themselves are divided and confused. They are uncertain as to what it all means: So many of them have grown up as part of the EU. They don’t remember what life was like before it," Winnie noted.

TO STAY OR GO
Retired Brown University Assistant Professor of Economics Barry Friedman told Sputnik the British people had voted to gamble on Brexit exchanging their secure position within the EU for the freedom to set their own limits on immigration and trade.
After Brexit the UK would be free of the EU value-added tax system, Friedman added.

Those developments could reduce the UK’s domestic GDP, Friedman remarked.
"Other local companies will be glad to see the competitors go and may expand production or raise their prices or both," he said.
US President Donald Trump is scheduled to discuss US-UK future trade relations after Brexit in their talks on Friday, according to the Prime Minister’s Office in Downing Street, London.

The Brexit negotiations between London and the European Union started last year and are due to be completed by the end of March 2019. A model of the future economic partnership between the sides has proven to be one of the most contentious matters both in Brexit talks with Brussels and debates within the United Kingdom, as the recent high-profile resignations in the UK government showed.

The United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in a referendum in 2016, but the vote left the country divided almost equally into "Remainers" and "Brexiteers."

Monday, June 18, 2018

Speaker Invitation - 4TH ESCP EUROPE ENERGY MANAGEMENT SEMINAR IN THE USA

With the present letter, we would like to invite you to participate as a keynote speaker at the 4th ESCP Europe Energy Management Seminar in the USAESCP Europe the world’s oldest Business School which is ranked consistently within the top 10 Business School in Europe has a leading graduate study program in Energy Management that attracts future industry executives from all over the world.This year’s seminar which takes place under the auspices and with the cooperation of the US-based International Association for Energy Economics (www.iaee.org), brings our top graduate students to Washington DC and Houston for a combined lecturing and field-trip experience.Our group will be comprised of 27 students (17 from our full time MSc (MEM) and 10 from our Executive Master (EMEM)). Please note that the current class of MEM and EMEM students is truly multicultural and diverse, verifying the international dimension of all ESCP Europe master programmes. Our MEM students have 2 years of experience and are 25 years old on average whereas our EMEM students have at least 10 years of experience and are 35 years old on average. Our MEMs and EMEMs represent over 15 nationalities.

We would be honoured if you would accept our invitation to give a 60min lecture (including discussion) to our students about the U.S.-China relations on Monday 18th or Tuesday 19th June, ideally between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m at the  Washington Plaza hotel.

In anticipation of your positive response, we remain at your disposal to discuss further details.

Best regards,

Georgia Makridou
 
 

About ESCP Europe

Established in 1819, ESCP Europe is the first business school in the world. Its mission is to develop the next generation of transnational business leaders, preparing them to embrace the opportunities offered by cultural diversity.
With its six urban campuses in Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin and Warsaw, ESCP Europe's true European Identity enables the provision of a unique style of cross-cultural business education and a Global Perspective on international management issues.
Through a combination of innovative pedagogy, cross-campus programmes and a research-active faculty, ESCP Europe is an essential contributor to the development of the transnational management culture so essential in today’s global business environment.
Our network of 120 partner universities extends the School’s reach from European to worldwide. Triple-crown accredited (EQUIS, AMBA, AACSB), ESCP Europe welcomes 4,600 students and 5,000 executives from 100 different nationalities every year, offering them a wide range of general management and specialised programmes (Bachelor, Master, MBA, PhD and Executive Education).
The School's 50,000-strong alumni network counts members from 150 nationalities. Together with its long-standing relationships with national and multinational companies, this network allows ESCP Europe to provide unique career opportunities on an international scale.
The aspiration of ESCP Europe is the credo of Europe: to remain faithful to its humanistic values while at the same time anticipating the new ways of the world.
 
Few would dispute the assertion that we are entering a new energy era: global demand for oil booms as supplies dwindle; price volatility and geopolitical instability are increasingly common, as are globalisation and market deregulation; and all the while environmental concerns grow. Both collectively and individually these factors call for a significant restructuring of the energy sector to improve efficiency and develop new sustainable energy sources.
The challenge is primarily technological but also managerial. Considering the amount of capital needed to boost energy supplies and promote the necessary technological innovations in a world of high uncertainty, expertise in project management, supply chain, finance, human resource and organisational management are of the utmost importance for decision making and forming policy.
Bringing together the expertise of its faculty and its many external international associates, the objective of the Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) at ESCP Europe Business School is to cooperate with, and possibly assist, key industry players to facilitatethe integration of managerial and technological skills.
The results of RCEM's research will become available to the public through publications, workshops and conferences, educational programmes and other public outreach activities. Research at RCEM will be enhanced through direct cooperation with government agencies, and academic and industry associates from across the globe.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Ralph Winnie, Jr. Featured in Sputnik News; Trump-Kim Summit Analysis

Trump-Kim Summit May Change DPRK-US Relations ‘Equities’, Analysts Say

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - President Donald Trump’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore could prove a total failure or succeed in changing the basic "equities" of Pyongyang’s relations with the United States and the wider world, analysts told Sputnik.

Trump and Kim on Tuesday signed a joint statement pledging to work toward the "denuclearization" of the Korean Peninsula and the United States promised to provide Pyongyang with security guarantees.

Trump’s US critics including Democratic leaders in Congress Senator Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi criticized Trump for ending the regular joint US military exercises with South Korea and allegedly getting nothing in return.
TRUMP, KIM BROKE 65 YEAR US DEADLOCK WITH NORTH KOREA
However, retired United Kingdom diplomat Jonathan Clarke, a former official of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) said Trump had introduced a new momentum into US-North Korea relations, ending a 65 year deadlock since the Korean War armistice agreement in 1953.
"The summit has introduced an entirely new dynamic into the 70-plus year negotiations on the peninsula," Clarke said. "This may prove a total bust, as many are predicting, or could give us all a chance to look at the equities in a different way."

Clarke pointed out that the government of South Korea under President Moon Jae-in had supported the holding of the summit and had welcomed its outcome.
"The South Koreans seem reasonably happy, which is significant," which is significant.
However, the Japanese government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, which has increased security ties with the US since Trump took office, appeared alarmed about the uncertainties that the Trump-Kim talks might introduce into US security policies towards Northeast Asia, Clarke acknowledged.

Clarke emphasized that it was far too soon to see what the consequences from and reactions to the Singapore summit would be.
 
"As for what will actually happen, as the FCO wisdom goes, ‘time will tell,’" he concluded.

TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT HAILED AS HISTORIC, BUT CAUTION STILL REQUIRED

Eurasia Center Vice President Ralph Winnie agreed the Singapore meeting was historic in nature, but he too emphasized the importance of vigilance and caution in carefully monitoring its consequences.

"I think the summit was historic. We have got commitments from both sides… [However] It is too early to talk about future and we have to be very cautious," he said.

US policymakers, intelligence officials and military commanders could not afford to be complacent about assessing possible North Korean moves following the summit, Winnie cautioned.
"I think we have to see what the North Korean will do. I think we should monitor the situation. No questions that the US side should be very vigilant," Winnie said.
Winnie also expressed optimism that Trump had not scrapped the regular South Korea-US military exercises without getting significant concessions in return from Kim Jong-un.

"I think Kim will give us some plan in exchange for the US not engaging wartime exercises," he said.

The Singapore summit should be seen as the beginning of what could prove to be long and possibly complex course of negotiations and in potential increased engaged on both sides, Winnie assessed.
"The process has started, but certainly it is a long way to go," he concluded.
Trump and Kim in their agreement pledged to re-start US-North Korean relations for the sake of mutual prosperity, pursue the demilitarization and denuclearization of the entire Korean peninsula and work together to achieve peace on the Korean Peninsula.

They also agreed to cooperate on recovering the remains of prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action during the 1950-53 Korean War.



Ralph Winnie, Jr. Featured in Sputnik News; Trump-Kim Summit Analysis

Opinion

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - President Donald Trump’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore could prove a total failure or succeed in changing the basic "equities" of Pyongyang’s relations with the United States and the wider world, analysts told Sputnik.
Trump and Kim on Tuesday signed a joint statement pledging to work toward the "denuclearization" of the Korean Peninsula and the United States promised to provide Pyongyang with security guarantees.

Trump’s US critics including Democratic leaders in Congress Senator Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi criticized Trump for ending the regular joint US military exercises with South Korea and allegedly getting nothing in return.
TRUMP, KIM BROKE 65 YEAR US DEADLOCK WITH NORTH KOREA
However, retired United Kingdom diplomat Jonathan Clarke, a former official of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) said Trump had introduced a new momentum into US-North Korea relations, ending a 65 year deadlock since the Korean War armistice agreement in 1953.
"The summit has introduced an entirely new dynamic into the 70-plus year negotiations on the peninsula," Clarke said. "This may prove a total bust, as many are predicting, or could give us all a chance to look at the equities in a different way."

Clarke pointed out that the government of South Korea under President Moon Jae-in had supported the holding of the summit and had welcomed its outcome.
"The South Koreans seem reasonably happy, which is significant," which is significant.
However, the Japanese government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, which has increased security ties with the US since Trump took office, appeared alarmed about the uncertainties that the Trump-Kim talks might introduce into US security policies towards Northeast Asia, Clarke acknowledged.
"Tokyo is petrified, but that is entirely predictable," he said.
Clarke emphasized that it was far too soon to see what the consequences from and reactions to the Singapore summit would be.
"As for what will actually happen, as the FCO wisdom goes, ‘time will tell,’" he concluded.
TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT HAILED AS HISTORIC, BUT CAUTION STILL REQUIRED
Eurasia Center Vice President Ralph Winnie agreed the Singapore meeting was historic in nature, but he too emphasized the importance of vigilance and caution in carefully monitoring its consequences.
"I think the summit was historic. We have got commitments from both sides… [However] It is too early to talk about future and we have to be very cautious," he said.
US policymakers, intelligence officials and military commanders could not afford to be complacent about assessing possible North Korean moves following the summit, Winnie cautioned.
"I think we have to see what the North Korean will do. I think we should monitor the situation. No questions that the US side should be very vigilant," Winnie said.

Winnie also expressed optimism that Trump had not scrapped the regular South Korea-US military exercises without getting significant concessions in return from Kim Jong-un.
"I think Kim will give us some plan in exchange for the US not engaging wartime exercises," he said.
The Singapore summit should be seen as the beginning of what could prove to be long and possibly complex course of negotiations and in potential increased engaged on both sides, Winnie assessed.
"The process has started, but certainly it is a long way to go," he concluded.
Trump and Kim in their agreement pledged to re-start US-North Korean relations for the sake of mutual prosperity, pursue the demilitarization and denuclearization of the entire Korean peninsula and work together to achieve peace on the Korean Peninsula.
They also agreed to cooperate on recovering the remains of prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action during the 1950-53 Korean War.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Ralph E. Winnie,Jr. meets with Kyrgyz Bankers


On April 17th, 2018, Ralph E. Winnie, Jr. Director of the China Program at the Eurasia Center, Vice President of Global Business Development of the Eurasian Business Coalition and Senior Partner in the Shanghai based law office of IPO Pang Xingpu Law Firm met with senior banking officials from Kyrgyzstan at Baker and McKenzie law firm to discuss international banking regulations and foreign direct investment.


Good afternoon Mr. Winnie, 

Please find attached photos from round table with Kyrgyz Bankers.

Best regards, 
Ulukbek Nurzhan uulu