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    The Current State of US-China Relations

    The relationship between the world’s two largest economies has massive implications for the global economy. There have been contrasting signals coming from Beijing and Washington this month on whether a deal to end the trade war is close.

    An initial suggestion that a trade deal was close to being agreed was followed by a massive rise in tariffs, first by the US and then by China, demonstrating the challenge in predicting likely outcomes. Businesses want to see a quick resolution to the dispute, with a recent survey of 250 US firms trading in China suggesting that 74.9 per cent have experienced an adverse impact from the escalating tensions.

    This off-the-record roundtable with Christopher Johnson, Senior Adviser and Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic & International Studies based in Washington D.C., will share his analysis on the situation. Johnson has previously spent two decades serving in the US government’s intelligence and foreign affairs communities and has extensive experience analysing and working in Asia. He will discuss how the US and China might be able to find a resolution to the trade war, and what the future relations and avenues for co-operation would look like. It promises to be an insightful discussion on the most crucial international relationship of the 21st century.

    This briefing is held exclusively for Asia House Corporate Members. For more information, please contact aini.abdullah@asiahouse.co.uk.

    • Event Details
    • Date
      4 June 2019
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    • Asia House
      New Cavendish Street