The U.S. & China have put a trade war on hold after both sides reached an agreement to stop increasing tariffs on each other. But how long will the truce last? While U.S. government's attempt to impose restrictions on Chinese investment in sensitive technologies is still ongoing, will that likely force China to scale back its industrial policy?

In this latest edition of our U.S.-China Trade Tension Series, Ambassador Robert Holleyman, a veteran U.S. trade representative & President of Crowell & Moring International, is returning to Hong Kong to share his insights from Washington on the latest U.S.-China trade development and U.S. trade policy moving forward.


  • U.S. Department of Treasury's plan to impose investment restrictions on Chinese entities
  • Impact of U.S.-North Korea tensions on the U.S.-China relationship
  • Impact of upcoming U.S. midterm elections on the U.S.-China relationship


  1. This is a closed door event; priority is given to members
  2. Sandwich and beverage will be provided


  • Robert Holleyman (President & CEO of Crowell & Moring International)

    Robert Holleyman

    President & CEO of Crowell & Moring International

    Ambassador Robert Holleyman is the President and CEO of C&M International and a partner in Crowell & Moring’s International Trade Group.

    Robert has significant trade, international business, economic policy, and legal experience from his service as Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, as CEO of a highly successful information technology advocacy association, and work as counsel in the U.S. Senate. He served as Deputy United States Trade Representative from 2014-2017, with the rank of Ambassador.

    In his most recent position, Ambassador Holleyman was responsible for U.S. trade and investment relations with Asia and with regional institutions, including the Asia-Pacific Cooperation (APEC) forum. He led USTR’s negotiations with China, including the work of the annual Joint Committee on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) and with India through the U.S.-India Trade Policy Forum (TPF). In addition, Robert was responsible for global trade policy in the areas of services, investment, intellectual property, and innovation.

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Member Price HKD 300
Non-member (subject to approval)
Standard Price HKD 450

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