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What’s Next in the US-China Economic Relationship?

The USC U.S.-China Institute and the USC Center on Transnational Law and Business look at what might be the aims of the next administration by focusing on technology, trade and investment ties.
October 29, 2020 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Though we are quite intertwined, U.S.-China relations are at their lowest ebb in at least a generation. Focusing on our technology, trade and investment ties, what might be the aims of the next administration, whether headed by Donald Trump or Joseph Biden? What might that administration do to realize those aims? How is China likely to respond?
Peck and Dong are director and associate director of the Center for Transnational Law and Business at the USC Gould School of Law. Peck was deputy director in charge of international affairs and business development for the California Governor's Office. He previously served as senior director for intellectual property, and director of Japanese affairs at the Office of the United States Trade Representative. For many years he worked as a business executive in Japan. Dong worked for Underwriter Laboratories (UL), a global safety consulting and certification company, and for a Japanese firm which worked with the China Food and Drug Administration) to obtain national certifications for exports to China, conducted several research programs, and implemented compliance programs for licensing and product standards for the export of various products to China and Europe.
Waterman is president of the China Center and vice president for Greater China at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He directs its policy advocacy initiatives in many areas, including trade, investment, innovation, intellectual property rights, financial services, agriculture, health care, energy and environment, and corporate governance and social responsibility. He previously worked at the U.S.-China Business Council as director for government affairs and served at the Office of the United States Trade Representative.