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The Future of U.S.-China Trade & Investment Relations

Posted February 21, 2017

Last week, the Washington International Trade Association hosted an event to examine the past, present and future direction of trade relations between China and the United States.

John Pomfret, author of The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, 1776 to the Present discussed the evolution of the two-centuries-old relationship, while panels debated some of today’s most pressing trade and investment concerns, and how to address them.

Highlighting the interdependency between the two countries, industry representatives and government officials cited opportunities to deepen trade ties and overcome prevailing barriers. 

Panel 1: Macro-economic, Trade and Political Issues
  • Melanie Hart, Center for American Progress
  • Rob Scott, Economic Policy Institute
  • Clay Lowery, Rock Creek Global Advisors
  • Moderator: Dorothy Dwoskin, Microsoft
Panel 2: Sectoral Perspectives on U.S.-China Trade
  • Ambassador Darci Vetter, Immediate-past Chief Agricultural Negotiator for USTR
  • Robert Atkinson, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
  • Joseph Damond, Biotechnology Innovation Organization
  • Charles Johnson, Aluminum Association
  • Moderator: Nova Daly, Wiley Rein LLP

Click here for a playlist of YouTube videos from the event.

Related: Growth in U.S.–China Trade Deficit Between 2001 and 2015 Cost 3.4 Million Jobs: How to Rebalance Trade and Rebuild American Manufacturing (WITA)