David Pierson, a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times since 2000, discusses his experiences of reporting in China.
The Trade War: Global Conflict, Local Impact
Stephen Cheung, president of the World Trade Center Los Angeles, will discuss the trade war and its impacts.
The US and China are now in a full-fledged trade war. The US accuses China of predatory policies towards American technology and intellectual property, a charge the Chinese deny. Nonetheless, tariffs have been placed on hundreds of billions of dollars of goods by both sides. Then Canada, at the US’s request, arrested the Chief Financial Officer of the Chinese company Huawei, one of the largest technology companies in the world. China responded by arresting two Canadian diplomats.
How will this global trade war affect you, Los Angeles, and California? Come join us on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, for an in-depth discussion of the trade war and its impacts. We will be joined by Stephen Cheung, president of the World Trade Center Los Angeles.
Stephen Cheung is the Executive Vice President of LAEDC and the President of World Trade Center Los Angeles (WTCLA). Cheung leads investment attraction to the LA County region on behalf of both LAEDC and WTCLA, and facilitates successful location of new businesses, projects, and deals from both international and U.S. investors into the region. He also supports international trade and international connections for organizations based in LA County. Prior to his current role, Stephen Cheung was the Secretary General of International Trade and Foreign Affairs for Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Concurrently, Cheung was the Director of International Trade for the Port of Los Angeles. Stephen was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Los Angeles where he received both his Bachelor of Arts in Psychobiology and Master of Arts in Social Welfare from UCLA.
Tickets: $15 for members and guests; $18 for non-members; $20 at-the-door
Online reservations remain open until 4:00 pm on January 29.
Networking Reception: 7:00 pm
Discussion and Q&A: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Refreshments will be served. Business casual attire encouraged.
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