William Overholt argues that as China reaches a threshold where success has eliminated the conditions that enabled miraculous growth, Xi Jinping is pursuing the riskiest political strategy of any important national leader. Alternative outcomes include continued impressive growth and political stability, Japanese-style stagnation, and a major political-economic crisis.
US-China Trade War
What are the implications of the U.S.-China trade disputes for California business? How likely is a quick resolution? The Long Beach - Qingdao Association hosts this timely discussion.
On Aug. 7, experts will discuss how recent U.S.-China hostile trade tactics—new tariffs, investment restrictions, and other business barriers—are creating tremendous tensions for local businesses.
Since California has benefitted more than any other state from China trade and investment, local firms also stand to lose the most in a trade war. Especially at risk is the SoCal goods movement industry (ports) where high-paying jobs are common. Is a full-blown trade war inevitable? Clayton Dube, Director of USC’s US-China Institute, will moderate the timely discussion in Long Beach.
• Brian Peck, Director of the USC Center for Transnational Law and Business, where he teaches International Trade Policy and Intellectual Property at USC’s Gould School of Law. Peck’s background includes posts at the U.S. Trade Representative, the Department of Commerce, and most recently with Governor Brown’s Office of Business and Economic Development.
• Robert Sun, President, American-Chinese CEO Society, a membership group for CEOs and high-level managers, whose mission is to promote trade, friendship and cultural awareness between U.S. and Chinese firms. He is also founder of Discovery Medical Investment, LLC.
The Long Beach-Qingdao Association, an award-winning affiliate of Sister Cities International, promotes understanding and good will between the U.S. and China. Qingdao, with a population of more than seven million, is Long Beach’s “big sister,” and home to a major port, as is Long Beach. The all-volunteer membership organization annually hosts several events to acquaint local people with China and current issues between the two countries. Price for the panel discussion is $20 and $10 for students, including refreshments and parking. For details and to register for the event, visit www.lbqa.org.
Keesal, Young and Logan
Long Beach, California 90802
Phone: (562) 436-2000
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Our "Finding Solutions" conference focused on the work of individuals, companies, and NGOs addressing some of China’s most pressing challenges. We had a large and diverse audience participate. Videos coming soon!
Symposium sponsored by the Grassroots Diplomacy Council and the USC U.S.-China Institute
The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a discussion on American and Chinese aims and tactics in the US-China trade war as well as its impact and potential costs.