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The Honorable Henry M. Paulson, Jr.

Chairman, the Paulson Institute; Secretary of the Treasury, 2006-2009; Former Chairman and CEO, Goldman Sachs

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A visionary leader with an adept appreciation of the financial and business challenges facing the U.S. and the world, the Honorable Henry M. Paulson, Jr. is one of the most prominent and powerful voices on today’s political, environmental, and economic landscapes. With unrivaled experience and expertise, Paulson provides astute insights and shrewd analysis on complex, contemporary global issues.

As Treasury Secretary, he expertly navigated one of the most tumultuous eras in U.S economic history, and as Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs, he led the firm towards unprecedented, exponential growth. Currently, he is Founder and Chairman of the Paulson Institute, dedicated to fostering international engagement to address issues of global scope, with particular emphasis on sharing best practices between the United States and China.

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Henry M. Paulson, Jr., is a businessman, China expert, conservationist and author. He is the founder and chairman of the Paulson Institute.

Paulson served as the 74th Secretary of the Treasury under President George W. Bush, from July 2006 to January 2009. Prior to that, he had a thirty-two year career at Goldman Sachs, serving as chairman and chief executive officer beginning in 1999. Earlier in his career, he was a member of the White House Domestic Council as well as a staff assistant at the Pentagon.

Today, he is chairman of the Paulson Institute, which aims to advance sustainable economic growth, a cleaner environment and cross-border investments in the United States and China. A “think and do” tank founded in 2011, the Institute’s work is comprised of programs, advocacy and research with partners around the globe.

Paulson is co-chair of the Aspen Institute’s Economic Strategy Group, along with former White House chief of staff, Erskine Bowles. The Economic Strategy Group convenes, in a non-partisan spirit, a diverse range of distinguished leaders and thinkers to address significant structural challenges in the U.S. economy.

A lifelong conservationist, Paulson was Chairman of The Nature Conservancy Board of Directors and founded and co-chaired the organization’s Asia-Pacific Council. In 2011, he founded the Latin American Conservation Council, comprised of global business and political leaders, which he co-chaired until 2017. He also co-chaired the Risky Business Project from 2013-2017, a non-partisan initiative that quantified and publicized the economic risks of climate change in the United States.

In his best-selling book, On the Brink, Paulson describes his experiences as Treasury Secretary fending off the near-collapse of the U.S. economy during the Great Recession. His most recent best-seller, Dealing with China, details his career working with scores of China’s top political and business leaders and witnessing the evolution of China’s state-controlled capitalism.

Paulson graduated from Dartmouth College in 1968 and received an M.B.A. from Harvard University in 1970. He and his wife, Wendy, have two children and four grandchildren.

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America is still struggling to recover from one of the worst financial crises of our time. The economy is growing, but not fast enough to sustain prosperity for all Americans. Faced with slow growth, many are concerned that the cost of tackling environmental challenges – and climate change in particular – are too great.

There are many parallels between the financial and climate crisis. Where we faced an unsustainable excesses of debt in 2008, and today we face an unsustainable build-up of greenhouse gases. In the years leading up to the financial crisis, we had flawed government policies that incentivized borrowing. Today, government policies create ill-considered incentives to produce, use and emit carbon. As with the financial crisis, we face extreme risks if we fail to act. While there are many notable similarities, the climate crisis is much crueler because the impacts are cumulative and, unlike with the financial crisis, the government will not be able to step in at the last minute to avert disaster.

The economic risks of climate change are every bit as real as the environmental risk. They are quantifiable, and they could pose a fundamental threat to our very way of life. We still have time to manage and reduce our exposure to catastrophic climate risk. Businesses and investors can change this trajectory by choosing a different path and factors these risks into their decision-making. How can business leaders apply the lessons of risk management that brought us back from the brink of the financial crisis to the environmental challenges we face today? What can businesses, governments, non-profits, and individuals do now to help avoid a climate crisis – and perhaps even help their bottom lines in the process? A global financial leader and life-long conservationist, Hank Paulson shares with audiences the vast lessons he has learned, and how to we can answer some of these critical questions.

As China asserts itself on the global stage, tensions are inevitable. But rather than dividing us, those tensions are all the more reason to focus on areas where real progress and a constructive relationship can develop – notably an economic relationship and cooperation on climate change and the environment. Indeed, prospects for restructuring China’s economy and improving cooperation on shared environmental concerns are better than at any point since the 1990s.

China’s economic output expanded nearly six fold between 2002 and 2012, but that growth fostered complacency. The presumption that China can simply grow its way out of any problem no longer holds. Growth is slowing, inequality has widened, and provincial and local government debts have climbed. China has a confident new leader, Xi Jinping, ready to take on the kind of fundamental reform China needs, but he faces enormous challenges in trying to bring about reform in a corruption-entrenched system.

Xi is the kind of strong leader that China hasn’t seen since Deng Xiaoping. How will he balance his vision, the politics, and the international pressures for openness? Moreover, what is the right posture for U.S. policy to help ensure that reform takes hold? What are the pros and cons of a globally dominant China and what are the risks to the U.S. if China fails to reform? Hank Paulson shares with audiences his expertly informed perspectives on the pros and cons of a globally dominant China – and the risks to the U.S., and the rest of the world, if China fails to reform.

China is undergoing the largest mass migration in history. Experts predict that 90 million people will move from rural areas to urban centers by 2025. The impact of this migration on resources, transportation needs, energy, water, building materials and air quality will be felt around the world. While China has taken steps toward sustainability, and is considered the world leader in renewable energy investment, this unprecedented growth has outpaced environmental achievements. Dangerous pollution levels are compounded by an over reliance on coal, resulting in dirty air and water that threaten not only the health of the people, but the stability of the government.

China’s leaders understand that for the safety of the Chinese people, their growth model needs to change. Plans have been announced to shut factories, reduce auto emissions and increase use of high—quality diesel, but this is just the beginning.

China and the United states are not only the two largest economies, but the two largest emitters of carbon in the world, placing them at the epicenter of the climate change issue. How can the U.S. and China work in complementary ways to define a path for growth that is more resource efficient? What can the U.S. and the world do to advance environmentally sound practices and technologies? What U.S. policies will help ensure that economic and environmental issues take hold?

As one of the country’s leading experts on the US-China relationship, Hank Paulson has been working at the highest levels of business and government in China for more than 20 years. He shares with audiences his deep insight on how the U.S. and China can work together to solve some of the most pressing economic and environmental challenges facing the global community today.


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    Balkanising technology will backfire on the US

    (The Financial Times) – Washington’s decision to blacklist Huawei, preventing US companies from buying its products, may be a death sentence for China’s leading technology group.

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    Henry Paulson, ex-Treasury chief, warns “no one wins a trade war”

    (Face the Nation) – Former Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson sits down to discuss the new trade tariffs on China and what’s ahead with the economy.

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    Accelerate the Fight Against Climate Change

    (Paulson Institute) – The fact that climate change poses an extreme risk to the global economy, plunders our environment, and threatens national security is, by now, well documented.

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    Henry M. Paulson, Jr.: The United States and China at a Crossroads

    (The National Interest) – Beijing is viewed—by a growing consensus—not just as a strategic challenge to Washington but as a country whose rise has come at our expense.

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    Ten years after the 2008 financial crisis, is the U.S. prepared?

    (CBS This Morning) – It’s been a decade since the last major economic slowdown. About 8.7 million Americans lost their jobs, and some of the world’s biggest banks collapsed. Alex Wagner spoke to former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke and former Treasury Secretaries Henry Paulson and Timothy Geithner, some of the key players in the 2008 financial crisis.

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    Why Henry Paulson Says the U.S. Should Engage More Deeply with China

    (Wharton) – Few have had as much business interaction with China as Henry M. Paulson, Jr., former U.S. Treasury Secretary and head of Goldman Sachs.

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    Yang Xiong, Henry Paulson talk about cooperation

    (Shanghai Daily) – Shanghai Mayor Yang Xiong met a delegation led by former US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson last Friday.

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    Hank Paulson: China needs to let ‘failing companies fail’

    Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, who oversaw bank bailouts during the global financial crisis, has different advice for China: Let companies fail.

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    Carter Roberts talks with Wendy and Hank Paulson

    (World Wildlife Magazine) – WWF president and CEO Carter Roberts sat down in Chicago with conservationists Wendy Paulson and her husband, former treasury secretary Hank Paulson, to learn more about when nature first clicked for them, the power of community, and the importance of knowing your ecological address.

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    Paulson Institute Convenes Chinese Mayors in Symposium on Sustainable Cities

    (The Paulson Institute) – Cities are key to enabling China to achieve ambitious carbon emissions targets

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    The world’s climate is in the hands of just three nations

    While all contributions from the 195 countries at the UN’s global climate change summit in Paris will be important, three are critical.

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    How Henry Paulson Plans to Improve U.S.-China Ties

    The former Treasury secretary is helping U.S. companies collaborate on ‘green’ ventures in China.

  • A U.S. clean-tech enthusiast helps China plot its energy future

    The former Treasury secretary and longtime conservationist is gearing up for what he believes will be this century’s next great transformation: China’s emergence as a global climate leader and clean technology superpower.

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    Paulson Institute Report Argues that Jing-Jin-Ji Region Can Become National Model for Sustainable Economic Growth

    (The Paulson Institute) – The Paulson Institute today released a report entitled China’s Next Opportunity: Sustainable Economic Transition.

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    No basis for long-term depreciation of Chinese currency: Premier Li

    (Ecns.cn) – While meeting with former U.S. treasury secretary Henry Paulson, Li spoke about the turmoil in the global financial market this year and the unusual fluctuations on China’s capital market, especially the stock market.

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    Paulson Institute and China Center for International Economic Exchanges Award Third Prize for Cities of the Future

    (Paulson Institute) – Winning project uses advanced technology to help cities conserve precious water resources

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    Paulson Institute-CCIEE CEO Council for Sustainable Urbanization Addresses Energy Efficiency, Sustainable Buildings and Clean Technology

    (Paulson Institute) – Highlighting important first-year achievements, members voice commitment to help China meet its ambitious climate change goals

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    Distinguished Speaker Series – Henry Paulson

    (Visit Pasadena) – Henry Paulson will be on stage at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series.

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    Paulson, Bair discuss economic future

    (My Eastern Shore MD) – Economics was in the spotlight when former treasury secretary Henry Paulson and Washington College President Sheila Bair met in a symposium, “Our World, Their Future,” to discuss how the environment and the global economy will affect the next generation.

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    Statement by Henry M. Paulson, Jr. on China’s Climate Announcements

    (The Paulson Institute) – In response to the announcement today by the United States and China on China’s climate-related commitments in the lead-up to the U.N. negotiations in Paris in December, Paulson Institute Chairman Henry M. Paulson, Jr. issued the following statement.

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    Hank Paulson on business concerns with China

    (CNBC) – CNBC’s Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on what Henry Paulson plans to address with China President Xi Jinping, and his reaction to Lloyd Blankfein’s cancer diagnosis.

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    U.S. Should Support Success of Economic Reforms in China

    (Ecns.cn) – Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said on Sunday the United States should support the success of economic reforms in China, which is critical to both countries and the global economy.

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    President Xi Jinping Highlights Importance of U.S.-China Economic Relationship at Paulson Institute CEO Roundtable

    The Paulson Institute today co-hosted a U.S.-China Business Roundtable with 15 U.S. CEOs and 15 Chinese CEOs during the Seattle portion of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the United States.

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    Chinese President Xi Jinping to attend top-level business summit during visit to United States

    (South China Morning Post) – Former US treasury secretary Henry Paulson to chair roundtable with 30 executives from the likes of Alibaba, Baidu, Microsoft and Amazon

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    Why China’s economic reforms are critical to the United States

    Written by Henry M. Paulson, Jr.

    (The Washington Post) – How serious are China’s economic problems, and how big an impact will they have on the United States and world economies? Beijing and Washington, separately and jointly, will determine the answers.

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    Paulson Institute to Co-Host CEO Roundtable During President Xi Jinping’s State Visit

    The Paulson Institute today announced that it will co-host a U.S.-China Business Roundtable comprised of 15 U.S. CEOs and 15 Chinese CEOs on September 23, during the Seattle portion of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s upcoming state visit to the United States. 

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    Former Treasury Secretary Paulson Joins President Bair for Conversation on China-U.S. Economic Ties, Environmental Crises, and More

    (Newswise) – Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson will join Washington College President Sheila Bair, former chair of the FDIC, on Thursday, September 24, at 5:00 p.m. for a symposium on key environmental and economic issues facing countries around the globe.

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    Book review: ‘Dealing With China: An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower,’ by Henry Paulson

    (Summit Daily News) – What quickly becomes clear upon reading “Dealing With China” is Paulson’s deep fascination with the nation and his profound determination that the United States get things right in how it moves forward with what will undoubtedly become the next great superpower.

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    Republican and former Treasury secretary Paulson slams naysayers of Iran deal

    (The Washington Post) – Not many high-profile Republicans have anything nice to say about the Iran deal.

    But former Treasury secretary Hank Paulson – the guy who was in charge of the government’s sanctions operation under President George W. Bush, when the international community was just setting up this regime of punitive measures over Iran’s nuclear ambitions – thinks at this point, it would be pretty ill-advised to back away.

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    China’s Urbanization Without Disastrous Environmental Side Effects

    Influencing the way China's leaders think was among key goals Paulson wanted to achieve in 2011, when he set up his non-profit institute, focused on economic and environmental challenges in China and the US

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    Hank Paulson Wants China to Save the Planet

    (Bloomberg Business) – Influencing the way China’s front-line leaders think was among key goals Paulson wanted to achieve when in 2011 he set up his non-profit institute, focused on economic and environmental challenges in China and the U.S. 

  • Point Person: Henry M. Paulson talks about the business of climate change

    Henry M. Paulson, former treasury secretary under President George W. Bush and devoted Republican, is co-chairing a project focused on quantifying and publicizing the economic risks of climate change. 

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    Hank Paulson says China risks ‘real damage’ to economy

    (Financial Times) – The Chinese government risks “real damage” to the economy if it does not hasten reform of China’s state-owned enterprises and overhaul a debt-fuelled growth model, Hank Paulson has warned.

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    Taking on the Dragon

    (Business Today) – Is there a template for 'dealing' with China? If yes, there are few better qualified to write it than the author who served as the CEO of Goldman Sachs (1996 to 2006) and thereafter as the US Treasury Secretary in the twilight years of the Bush administration. Henry M. Paulson, Jr has been engaged with the Chinese market for over two decades during which he came to know and work with leaders like Jiang Zemin, Xi Jinping, Zhu Rongji, Li Keqiang, among others, and also leading Chinese businessmen.

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    Greece is taking a page out of Henry Paulson’s playbook

    Greece’s negotiators have taken a page out of former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson’s playbook—the one about using market shocks as bargaining chips.

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    Paulson Says Pollution Could Overwhelm China as Cities Expand

    Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said China’s leaders are serious about tackling environmental problems yet could be overwhelmed as hundreds of millions more people flock to cities in coming decades.

    China’s leaders “care about climate change and they understand it and are seriously working on it — that’s the good news,” Paulson said Thursday during an event in Seattle. “The bad news is they’ve taken all kinds of actions, but they’ve been blown away by the explosive, breakneck growth.”

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    China to learn from US national park system

    (Global Times) – China will work with an independent US institute to learn from the country’s successful management of national parks amid efforts to improve the environment.

    The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the US Paulson Institute on Monday inked an agreement to cooperate on a national park system for China over the next three years.

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    Mastercard CEO: In The Ideal City, The Rich Ride The Bus

    (Forbes) – Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga said he wasn’t sure why he was on a panel last night with former treasury secretaries Robert Rubin and Hank Paulson and former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark. But he uttered the event’s most tweeted line when he suggested you can measure the health of a city by whether its wealthy citizens use public transit.

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    Melting down the ‘iron rice bowl’

    (The Telegraph) – Two books explore the China’s economic growth and its effects on ordinary village life, finds Rana Mitter

    Dealing with China and In Manchuria are memoirs by contemporary Americans with long experience of China; both seek to extrapolate their own experiences into a wider message about today’s Middle Kingdom, and how the West should understand it. The Chinas they examine are, at first glance, entirely different countries. Henry Paulson draws on his years as CEO of Goldman Sachs and then as US Treasury Secretary to tell a tale of his dealings with the country’s leaders. Michael Meyer spent months living in a tiny and remote village in north-eastern China with the unpromising name of Wasteland (Huangdi). Yet read together, the books show that what Buck called these “several worlds” are inexorably linked.

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    Paulson Downplays China’s New Infrastructure Bank

    (The Wall Street Journal) – Politicians rarely agree, let alone three U.S. Treasury Secretaries.

    Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson played down the significance of China’s new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank during a talk in London, saying that it’s not a “cataclysmic event” for U.S. power in the world.

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    Interview: Hank Paulson on dealing with China and Xi Jinping

    Is China going to beat the US at its own game of capitalism? And is China the enemy of the US and the West? The former US Treasury Secretary argues both against over-estimating China the idea that conflict with the US is inevitable.

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    Paulson, Rubin, Geithner: USA is still No. 1

    (CNBC) – Three former U.S. Treasury secretaries agree: the U.S. has plenty of problems, but it's still in a dominant global position.

    "We're a bright spot in the global economy," Henry Paulson, the former Goldman Sachs chief who worked for President George W. Bush, said Monday at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles.

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    Hank Paulson: Hard To Imagine China GDP Grows At 7%

    Former United States Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson spoke with FOX Business Network’s (FBN) Maria Bartiromo at the Milken Institute Global Conference about the global economy saying, “There’s no doubt, business investment has slowed down,” and he goes on to say “I think some of the questions in the geopolitical situation has a significant impact” on the economy. Regarding volatility in the marketplace, Paulson said, “I think the world is going to be a place where there’s so much uncertainty we’re going to be dealing with volatility for a while.” When asked about the United States dollar Paulson said, “the more time I spend outside of the U.S., the more faith I have in our economy.”

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    Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson Joins List of Keynote Speakers at IHS CERAWeek 2015

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Henry Paulson, former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, has joined the list of distinguished speakers at IHS CERAWeek 2015, the world’s preeminent energy conference, April 20-24 at the Hilton Americas—Houston. Mr. Paulson will deliver keynote remarks on lessons from his new book, Dealing with China, as well as the state of the global economy.

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    Why Mark Zuckerberg is reading Hank Paulson’s new book about China

    (Business Insider) – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's 2015 New Year's resolution was to read an important book every two weeks and discuss it with the Facebook community as they read.

    Zuckerberg's book club, A Year of Books, has focused on big ideas that influence society and business. For his eighth selection, he's chosen the new book "Dealing with China" by Hank Paulson.

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    “Dealing With China” by Henry M. Paulson, Jr. – REVIEW

    Review by James Kynge

    (Financial Times) – The former US Treasury secretary’s access to China’s elite has resulted in a book that will go down well in Beijing, if not with other regional powers.

    This book is a must-read for anyone who deals with China and possesses an aircraft carrier or two. Former US Treasury secretary Henry (Hank) Paulson has for more than a decade enjoyed a level of meaningful access to the Chinese elite that may be unrivalled among westerners, with the single exception of Henry Kissinger. For that reason, Dealing with China is an important book. But the dealing that Paulson describes is of an order that is hardly likely to trouble mere mortals. His world is one of private jets (on one occasion escorted by F-16s on each wing), billion-dollar agreements with Chinese corporate titans and exclusive meetings with Chinese leaders as a top official in George W Bush’s White House. Thus the book’s main strength is also a shortcoming; his extraordinary experience of China yields lessons that may only be useful if you happen to govern a great power.

  • Paulson Says China Must ‘Reboot’ Its Staggering Economy


    (The Fiscal Times) – President Obama left little doubt last week that he views China as a serious threat to U.S. economic dominance overseas.

    “The fastest growing markets, the most populous markets are going to be in Asia,” Obama said during a joint press conference with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at the White House Friday. “If we do not help to shape the rules so that our businesses and our workers can compete in those markets, then China will set up rules that advantage Chinese workers, and Chinese businesses.”

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    Hank Paulson, Dealing with China: An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower – Review

    By Brenda Jubin of Reading The Markets

    Hank Paulson thrives on spanning divides, perhaps because his own two overriding passions may seem, at least at first glance, to be at odds with one another. As CEO of Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) and, later, Secretary of the Treasury, he pursued his passion for banking and deal-making. He was “the hammer.” But he has also been an avid nature lover his entire life, dedicated to conservancy.

  • Hank Paulson on Bigger Dangers Than Financial Crisis

    Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson, Jr. helped avert a second Great Depression in 2008 doling out $700 billion dollars in bailout money to banks. Today, he is sounding the alarm about problems he says are even more pressing. Jan Crawford reports.

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    Henry Paulson’s 8 Rules for Dealing with a Rising China

    Advice from former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson Jr.: Speak with one voice, avoid surprises and compete from a position of strength.

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    Hank Paulson: Economic challenges, China — and the birds

    BARRINGTON, Ill. — Hank Paulson, scanning the horizon, sees a day of financial reckoning approaching. But for China, not the United States.

    The former Treasury secretary, who was at the helm of U.S. economic policy when the most serious financial crisis since the Great Depression broke, says changes in American banking and government regulation since then have created a more stable system that has stronger ways to respond to the ups-and-downs of a market economy.

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    Bloomberg, Steyer: Think CA drought is bad? That’s just a preview

    By: Barbara Grady
    The day after California officials measured an alarming new low in the snow pack that feeds California’s water supply and its governor ordered the first ever water restrictions, a group of high profile business leaders warned of nationwide economic risk that could ripple from climate change impacts on even just this one state.

    Former New York City Mayor and media mogal Michael Bloomberg, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and financier Thomas Steyer cast their analysis of economic risks tied to climate in California as both a harbinger of challenges to come elsewhere and a recognition of this state’s huge role in the nation’s economy.   

  • CCIEE to Work with Paulson Institute to Fight Air Pollution

    By: Karen Gosel

    (Perfect Science) – International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE) said that the comprehensive association with the mission of promoting international economic research will work together Paulson Institute of the United States to fight air pollution.

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    The Twin Towers of Dodd-Frank

    By: Albert R. Hunt

    (Bloomberg) – Representative Barney Frank, co-author of the Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation enacted in 2010, says he views Paulson and Warren as twin pillars protecting the financial system.

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    Chinese Vice Premier Meets Former US Secretary of the Treasury

    Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli met with former US Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson in Beijing on Tuesday. 

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    Hank Paulson Appears In Court To Comment On the 2008 AIG Bailout

    Former US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson testified as an expert witness as part of a lawsuit alleging the 2008 federal rescue of American International Group Inc. (AIG) cost shareholders billions of dollars.

    Mr. Paulson fielded questions about possible private-sector solutions for AIG, that plaintiffs contend the government wrongfully ignored. While his testimony was slated for a 6 hour time slot, Mr. Paulson was dismissed in two hours due to his strong testimony.

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    Building Energy Efficiency and Green Development Fund Launches First Projects

    (The Paulson Institute) – Liu He, Hank Paulson Witness Launch of First Green Building Fund Projects

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    Demystifying Chinese Investment in the United States

    (Paulson Institute) – For almost 40 years, the US-China economic relationship has been defined by rapidly growing bilateral trade, and it is only recently that Chinese foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States has begun to make a strong mark.

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    “Pick the boss who will teach you the most”: Career advice from former Treasury secretary Henry Paulson

    (Quartz) – Henry Paulson turned down one of the highest posts in the U.S. government—Secretary of the Treasury—three times before he realized what was holding him back.

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    China needs more economic reformers to take up top jobs: Henry Paulson

    (South China Morning Post) – Ex-US treasury secretary believes Xi Jinping has right idea in trying to break up state monopolies, but faces stiff resistance from vested interests

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    Former Treasury Secretary Paulson: Be ready to change course

    (Bloomberg) – Henry Paulson turned down one of the highest posts in the U.S. government — Secretary of the Treasury — three times before he realized what was holding him back.

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