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The deeply entrenched relationship between the United States and China is intertwined in a complex balance of interests. On the one hand, the U.S. has benefited greatly from the unprecedented economic rise of China, with China being the largest trading partner to the U.S.; on the other hand, there is also "substantial friction" in this most important, albeit, unbalanced bilateral trade relationship.

In this latest episode of our U.S.-China Trade Tension Series, Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky, former U.S. trade representative who is best known as the architect and chief negotiator of China's WTO agreement, will share an insider's perspective on what lies ahead for the United States and China as they address fundamental commercial challenges.

Key topics

  • Trump's trade policy
  • Implications & impacts on the new world economic order;
  • The future of this bilateral relationship

Light refreshment will be provided

First 45 minutes for networking


  • Charlene Barshefsky (Senior International Partner at WilmerHale)

    Charlene Barshefsky

    Senior International Partner at WilmerHale

    Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky is WilmerHale's Senior International Partner. She joined the firm after serving as the US Trade Representative—the chief trade negotiator and principal trade policymaker for the United States—from 1997 to 2001, and acting as deputy USTR from 1993 to 1996. As the USTR and a member of the President's Cabinet, she was responsible for the negotiation of hundreds of complex market access, regulatory and investment agreements with virtually every major country in the world. She is best known internationally as the architect and chief negotiator of China's historic WTO Agreement, as well as global agreements in financial services, telecommunications, intellectual property rights, high-technology products and cyberspace. She is recognized as a central figure for international business and international economic and trade issues. Her 25-year legal career in the field has encompassed international litigation, commercial negotiations, investment and regulatory advice, and dispute resolution, and she has written and lectured extensively both here and abroad.

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Member Price HKD 300

Cancellation Policy

•    All cancellations must be notified in writing at least two working days prior to the event, or six working days prior to the conference. No-shows will be charged
•    When Typhoon 8 (or above) or Black Rainstorm Signal is hoisted, all events will be cancelled


The American Chamber of Commerce in HK

1904 Bank of America Tower, 12 Harcourt Road
Central, Hong Kong

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