The Sacramento BeeIn 1776, John Adams wrote that “equal interests among the people, should have equal interests in the representative body.” As fundamental a value as this is, it has proved quite difficult to preserve throughout our history. More…

KQED NewsSeveral months of quiet whispers have quickly turned into a resounding buzz — and a nervous buzz, no less — about a case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court that questions whether it’s constitutional for independent state commissions to have the sole power to draw political district maps – KQED News.

Los Angeles TimesFormer Govs. George Deukmejian, Pete Wilson and Arnold Schwarzenegger, along with the California Chamber of Commerce, GOP mega-donor Charles T. Munger Jr. and entrepreneur Bill Mundell, submitted a brief late Friday stating their support for an independent commission that crafts a state’s districts, rather than restricting the task to state legislatures. More…

Hurun ReportGuests including nearly 50 Chinese entrepreneurs, senior government officials, domestic and foreign business leaders, celebrities, executives and media gathered for the Entrepreneur Summit and Awards Dinner.  More…

C100The Committee of 100 is a leadership organization of prominent Chinese Americans in business, government, academia, and the arts. For over 20 years, the Committee has served as a substantive bridge in the U.S.-China dialogue by fostering regular exchanges with the leadership of Beijing, Taipei, and Washington. Members of the Committee of 100 are leading U.S. citizens of Chinese descent who leverage their collective influence, resources and experiences to address important issues affecting U.S.-China relations as well as significant concerns of the Chinese American community. More…

Bold bets on international cooperation are often grounded in similarities. But, sometimes differences can be more powerful drivers of common cause. There is probably no area that illustrates this better than the opportunity for U.S.-China cooperation on clean technology. Both nations should be doing more together now to drive the innovation and commercialization of technologies that keep the planet livable and facilitate the growth needed to meet human needs. More…

Bill Mundell TianjinI would like to express, first of all, my appreciation to Mayor Huang for the invitation to be here today and for his leadership in making Tianjin a preferred destination for foreign capital. The extraordinary growth of Tianjin is a testament to a great vision and superb execution. More…

xi jinping obamaWhen Chinese President Xi Jinping meets Friday and Saturday with President Obama at the Sunnylands estate in Rancho Mirage, the agenda will likely focus on the same issues that have dogged the relationship for years – currency values, North Korea, protection of intellectual property, human rights More…

Asia TimesWhen Chinese President Xi Jinping meets President Obama tomorrow at Sunnylands, California, the agenda will likely be populated with the same issues that have dogged the relationship for years – currency values, North Korea, protection of intellectual property, human rights – and some newer ones that have heated up recently, such as cyber-security and conflict in the South China Sea. More…

china_us_flagCalifornian Governor Jerry Brown had the engagement rules straight for his followers: offer your business card with two hands; clap along if others clap; do not present clocks or knives; arrival gifts for your friends and clients are welcome. And, as Brown said upon arriving in Beijing on Tuesday, in his first trip to China since 1986, ”California is a green state and loves greenbacks”, which are now mostly in Beijing’s coffers, the governor hinted. More…

The New Grand Bargain

February 2, 2013

It’s time to speak about a potential new Grand Bargain – not the side show we just witnessed in Washington DC – but how unlocking the US$3.5 trillion of capital sitting in Beijing could be transformational to the growth of the world economy. One economic relationship – not only because of its size but because of its ability to shift the psychological momentum – can change everything. If we can find a way to unravel the economic stalemate between China and the US, and create a flow of capital free of political constraints, we can change the economic trajectory of the world economy for the next decade. This is where our energy should be focused. More…

Bill Mundell speaks at the 2012 Forum on the Global Economy, Beijing, China More…

Pity poor Gov. Jerry Brown. The challenges he is responsible for resolving are not of his making. But when he threatens deeper cuts to services if voters don’t pass his tax-increase measures, then it is definitely his mistake. It is a big mistake because he wants to solve new problems with old ideas. This has never worked. More…