Timothy Stratford, former Assistant US Trade Representative for China Affairs
With Joe Biden now in the White House, there are expectations of a shift in US policy towards Asia. But while President Biden’s multilateral approach may differ sharply from President Trump’s, many of the core challenges facing Washington remain. China, in particular, has already been described by key members of the Biden Administration as “the greatest foreign policy challenge of this century,” and Biden has himself suggested that tariffs will remain in place while the US gets “back on the same page with our allies.”
To update Corporate Members on these developments and the likely direction of US Asia policy under Biden, Asia House will be welcoming Timothy Stratford, former Assistant US Trade Representative for China Affairs, for a digital briefing on Tuesday 9 February.
Speaking from Shanghai, Stratford will share insights on the longstanding issues in US-China relations, and assess how the Biden Administration’s approach to China will have implications for global trade and commercial opportunities.
Timothy Stratford is managing partner in Covington & Burling LLP’s Beijing office and a member of the International Trade, Corporate and Public Policy Practice Groups. He is also presently serving as Chairman Emeritus of the American Chamber of Commerce in China. Stratford was Assistant US Trade Representative from 2005 to 2010, responsible for developing and implementing trade policy towards mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and Mongolia. Except for the five years he spent in Washington DC, Stratford has lived and worked in China since 1982 and is the most senior former US trade official working as a member of the US business community in China.
For more information about this off-the-record digital briefing, please contact Edward Danks, Content Producer, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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