What’s next in the U.S.-China economic relationship?

Thu, 10/29/2020

1617:30 PT


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?

Brian Peck and Fangfei Dong
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 for the China Food and Drug Administration) national certifications for exports to China, conducting several research programs, and implementing compliance programs for licensing and product standards for the export of various products to China and Europe.

Jeremie Waterman
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, healthcare, 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.