Scott Kennedy: U.S. - China Relations at the Start of 2019
As we enter 2019, the U.S.-China relationship is rife with uncertainty. We caught up with Scott Kennedy, Deputy Director of the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), at our annual Government Affairs Conference to discuss U.S.-China tensions and what U.S. companies in China can do to improve the situation. Kennedy is a leading authority on China, and his areas of expertise include China’s global economic relations, economic policy, industrial policy and innovation. We discuss the roots of U.S.-China trade tensions, what role technology and innovation play, and what happens at the end of the current 90-day trade negotiations.
Dan Rosen on Reforming Chinese SOEs (Dec 6, 2018)
Dan Rosen, Rhodium Group partner and long-time China economy watcher, gave a morning breakfast briefing to AmCham members at the American Club in Hong Kong in which he discussed the recently released report “Missing Link: Corporate Governance in China’s State Sector,” produced in conjunction with the Asia Society. Hear the podcast. Read the report. https://rhg.com/research/missing-link-corporate-governance-in-chinas-state-sector/
Frank Lavin: Impact of midterm elections on U.S.-China trade relations (Nov 15, 2018)
As the U.S. midterm elections drew to a close, we caught up with former Ambassador and Undersecretary of the Department of Commerce, Frank Lavin, to discuss the election results and the future of U.S.-China trade relations. Lavin is currently Chairman of Export Now, an Asia-focused full-service digital solutions company helping consumer brands win in global e-commerce markets, which he founded in 2010. We discuss Lavin’s thoughts on the election outcomes, what they mean for domestic U.S. policy, and whether U.S.-China trade tensions may blow over more quickly than many anticipate. *Special thanks to AmCham Shanghai
Big Enough For Two (Sep 21, 2018)
The world is big enough to accommodate a bipolar system in which China and the West can coexist “happily within their own spheres of influence” and under different rules of engagement, Enodo Economics Dyana Choyleva told a breakfast briefing at AmCham. While there would be inevitable and major disruption from such a decoupling, “It doesn’t necessarily have to mean Armageddon,” she said. “If we stay away from the argument of which system might win” in a zero-sum contest for global dominance. The Bulgarian-born economist, who grew up under the Marxist-Leninist system of the former Eastern Bloc, also gave her insights into the structural transformation currently underway in the Chinese growth story, as well as highlighting some of the hurdles and potential pitfalls that still remain. Please see AmCham’s website for more upcoming and unmissable events.
Lessons from the Coal Face (Sep 18, 2018)
Leaders from the EU and American chambers of commerce in China provide their insights and nuanced perspectives about doing business in China at a time of rapid and deep changes in the strategic relationship between Beijing and Washington. Mats Harborn, the president of the European Chamber of Commerce in China and executive director at Scania China Strategic Office, and Tim Stratford, a former AmCham China chairman and senior U.S. trade diplomat and currently managing partner in Covington & Burling’s Beijing office and a member of the chamber leadership, gave a breakfast presentation at AmCham Hong Kong this morning of their latest take on the U.S.-China trade imbroglio and its implications for their members and global business. We caught up with Mats and Tim to continue the discussion after the event, which coincided with the release of an AmCham China survey about the impact of the trade tariffs. We’ve let it run a little longer than usual, because it’s good.
Stephen Roach and Minxin Pei: U.S.-China relations in the era of “coopetition” (Sep 14, 2018)
On September 7, AmCham HK organized a very timely annual China Conference themed U.S. & China: Shaping the Future of Innovation & Technology. Taking this opportunity, Mr. Robert Grieves, Vice Chairman of AmCham HK sat down with world renowned academics, Prof. Stephen Roach and Prof. Minxin Pei, and to hear their insights on U.S.-China relations in the era of “coopetition.”
What is Bitcoin? (Aug 2, 2018)
Ever wonder what cryptocurrencies are? Do you want to understand how they work? CNBC's Arjun Kharpal and Saheli Roy Choudhury explain bitcoin, digital currencies and blockchain technology. GUEST: Garrick Hileman, Researcher at the University of Cambridge and Co-Founder of Mosaic
One World, Two Systems (May 8, 2018)
Stephen Olson of the Hinrich Foundation and China Development Institute’s Dr Zhang Guoping, both research fellows, speak about the fundamental divide between the post-War global trading system led by the United States and the alternative model of a rapidly rising China.
Jacob Parker on U.S.-China Trade Tension (May 15, 2018)
On May 15, 2018, AmCham’s China Business Committee hosted a discussion on the latest U.S.-China trade tension as Chinese Vice Premier Liu He visits Washington this week for a second round of trade talk. Taking this opportunity, AmCham’s Margaret Loo had a conversation with Mr. Jacob Parker, Vice President of China Operations at U.S.- China Business Council.
Partner Podcast: Tariffs, Tension and the Future of U.S.-China Trade (Mar 22, 2018)
In this episode we’re joined by Tim Stratford, managing partner of law firm Covington & Burling’s Beijing office, and Chris Adams, senior advisor at Covington & Burling. Both have previously held high-level government positions, with Stratford serving as Assistant U.S.-Trade Representative and Adams as Senior Coordinator for China Affairs at the Treasury Department, where he led the highest-level U.S.-China economic policy dialogues. In this episode we discuss recent U.S.-China trade tensions, what can be done to improve trade relations, and what U.S. businesses in China should be doing to minimize any associated negative impact. We’re also joined by co-host Ian Driscoll, communications director at AmCham Shanghai. *Special thanks to AmCham Shanghai