The heightened prospect of a full-blown trade war between the world's two largest economies has everyone scrambling to understand and anticipate the potential consequences. An escalating tit-for-tat tariff battle threatens to not only impact U.S. and Chinese businesses, but may severely affect global trade patterns and severely dent world economic growth. How will this play out in the years to come? Who might emerge as the biggest winners and losers? Or do we all stand to suffer?

Join our panel of experts as we take a deep dive into "what's next?" and ask whether it is possible to dodge an all-out trade war.

First 15 minutes for networking

sandwiches will be provided

Hosted by the China Business Committee and Trade & Investment Committee

*Special thanks to co-organizer China Development Institute


  • Xiaoming Pan (Research Fellow, Center for Asia-Pacific Studies, Institute for World Economy Studies at Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS))

    Xiaoming Pan

    Research Fellow, Center for Asia-Pacific Studies, Institute for World Economy Studies at Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS)

    Research Fellow of Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS). Her areas of expertise include international economy and international economic law. Currently, she conducts research on China’s strategies on regional economic integration, international trade and investment rules and relevant policies in China, US, EU and Japan. Prior to joining the SIIS, she used to work for Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) as a consultant. She led many projects related to Asia regional economic integration, Asian Countries and the Multilateral Trading System, RMB Internationalization. She was also a visiting research fellow at Faulty of Law in Sophia University of Japan from 2013 to 2014, and a visiting Scholar at James E. Rogers College of Law of Arizona University in the United States in 2011. She was awarded as an Honorary Citizen of Qingdao, China in 1999.

    She received her PhD and MA in international economic law from Nagoya University of Japan. She has many publications in English, Japanese and Chinese on a wide range of issues related to international trade and finance, such as WTO dispute settlement, China’s trade negotiation strategies, TPP and China and the New Development Bank.

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  • Guoping Zhang (Research Fellow at China Development Institute)

    Guoping Zhang

    Research Fellow at China Development Institute

    Dr. Zhang Guoping is a research fellow at China Development Institute, and also a senior editor of Global Urban Observation at Nanjing University Urban Planning Beijing Branch. Dr. Zhang's research areas include issues relating to open economy and policies, international trade and urbanization. He has published research articles in journals like China Economic Publish House, UK-Chinese Times, Land Use Policy, Beijing Planning Review among others. Additionally, Dr. Zhang has conducted research projects relating to Sino-US trade friction in agriculture, challenges and opportunities of Belt and Road, the long-term mechanism of real estate studies, and urban sustainable development& planning, etc. Besides his research work, Dr. Zhang has also been an academic activist attending conferences and giving presentations in Singapore, London, Liverpool, New Forest, Beijing, etc. Dr. Zhang received his M.A. degree at Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden and Ph.D. at Liverpool University in Britain. He specializes in open economy, trade issues and urbanization.

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  • Arthur Kroeber (Founder and Head of research at Gavekal Dragonomics)

    Arthur Kroeber

    Founder and Head of research at Gavekal Dragonomics

    Arthur R . Kroeber is founder and head of research at Gavekal Dragonomics, a China-focused research service with offices in Hong Kong and Beijing. Before founding Dragonomics in 2002, he spent fifteen years as a financial and economic journalist in China and South Asia.

    Mr. Kroeber is a senior non-resident fellow of the Brookings-Tsinghua Center, an adjunct professor at the NYU Stern School of Business and the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, and a member of the National Committee on US-China Relations. His book, China’s Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know, is published by Oxford University Press.

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  • Stephen Olson (Research Fellow at Hinrich Foundation)

    Stephen Olson

    Research Fellow at Hinrich Foundation

    Stephen Olson is a Research Fellow at the Hinrich Foundation, where he undertakes research and provides thought leadership on international trade issues. He began his 25 year international career in Washington DC as an international trade negotiator, and served on the US negotiating team for the NAFTA negotiations. He subsequently became President of the Hong Kong-based Pacific Basin Economic Council, and Vice Chairman of Cairo-based ARTOC Group for Investment and Development.

    Currently, he is also a Visiting Scholar at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technolog.

    He has a Master’s Degree in international relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and has a B.A. from the State University of New York.

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  • Barrett Bingley (Director, Integrated Sales - North Asia of The Economist Group)

    Barrett Bingley

    Director, Integrated Sales - North Asia of The Economist Group


    Barrett Bingley is the Director for Integrated Sales for North Asia at The Economist Group, responsible for creating integrated content solutions for governments, corporations and foundations. He has led this practice for the Group for 4 years, working with organizations as diverse as Telstra, HSBC, the Chen Yidan Foundation and the Hong Kong SAR government. Before moving to Hong Kong Barrett was the Senior Policy Advisor to the Foreign and Trade Minister's of Canada from 2006-2008 with a focus on Asia relations.

    Barrett is the Chair of the AmCham Hong Kong Trade and Investment Committee. He is a graduate of the INSEAD Transition to General Management Program and is a Commonwealth Scholar with a Master's Degree in International Relations from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

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