2/16/17 WITA Event: The Past, Present and Future of the U.S.-China Trade RelationshipThe U.S. and China have been trading with each other for over 200 years. On Thursday, February 16, WITA studied the past, present, and future direction of U.S.-China trade relations.Author John Pomfret discussed the evolution of the U.S.-China relationship, while panels debated today’s most pressing trade and investment concerns, and how to address them. Industry representatives and government officials cited opportunities to deepen trade ties, prevailing barriers and highlighted the countries’ interdependency.
Welcome and Announcements – Kenneth Levinson, Executive Director, WITA
Opening Remarks and Armchair Discussion – John Pomfret, Author of The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, 1776 to the Present.
Discussion led by Shawn Donnan, Financial Times
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
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