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ChinaTalk brings you the latest knowledge on the economy, social issues, management, and politics of China and East Asia. Our guest interpret the current developments and trends in the Chinese economy, and predict global, regional and bilateral outcomes of political decisions. We will talk with Craig Allen, President of the US-China Business Council, about US-China economic relations in the era of the new White House administration.

The online live meeting will be held in English. Free participation.

February 16
18:00 CET (GMT+1)
online

ChinaTalk with Craig Allen

The Donald Trump era in American diplomacy was marked by increasing anti-Chinese rhetoric. China was identified as the ‘major strategic rival’, and the US administration began making active efforts to contain Chinese technological development and global economic influence. The hostilities of the US-China trade war include tariffs, bans on exports of certain goods and supplies, limits on technological and scientific collaboration, moves against Chinese tech giants such as ZTE and Huawei, and threats of decoupling. And yet American companies are far from withdrawing from China. Investments are increasing and decoupling proves not only unfeasible, but potentially highly harmful for the US economy.

In our interview with Craig Allen we will discuss the scale of US economic involvement in China and the impact of the recent hostilities on the business sector. Craig will share with us some of the US-China Business Council recommendations to President Biden, as well as his view of the biggest systemic barriers for American businesses in China. On the political front, we will be asking Craig about the impact of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) on global supply chains and Americans trade interests in Asia, as well as the possibility of a joint, transatlantic front in business dealings with China.

The meeting will be hosted by Associate Professor Marcin Jacoby, Head of the Department of Asian Studies at SWPS University, and Zbigniew Niesobędzki, Ph.D., President of the Polish-Chinese Business Council - a partner of the ChinaTalk series.

ChinaTalk is a series of interviews with leading global experts on China and East Asia, produced jointly by the Polish Chinese Business Council (PCBC) and SWPS University.

 

About the ChinaTalk Series

ChinaTalk is a series of interviews with leading global experts on China and East Asia, produced jointly by the Polish Chinese Business Council (PCBC) and SWPS University. Interviews are hosted by PCBC President, Mr. Zbigniew Niesiobędzki, and Professor Marcin Jacoby, Head of the Department of Asian Studies at SWPS University.

ChinaTalk brings you the latest knowledge on the economy, social issues, management, and politics of China and East Asia. Our guest interpret the current developments and trends in the Chinese economy, and predict global, regional and bilateral outcomes of political decisions.

Chinese relations with the European Union, and Poland in particular, constitute an important context of these discussions. The expert insights provide valuable input for business practitioners, analysts, as well as researchers and students interested in macroeconomics and global trade.

Guest:

Craig Allen

 

 

Craig Allen – is the 6th President of the US-China Business Council (USCBC), a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization representing over 200 American companies doing business with China. He previously served as US Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam (2014–2018), in Washington DC as Deputy Assistant Secretary for China (2012–2014) in the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA), and as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia (2010–2012). His rich diplomatic career includes posts in South Africa, Beijing, Tokyo, Taipei, as well as working on APEC summits in Brunei, China, and Mexico. Craig received a M.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University (1985), and a B.A. in Political Science and Asian Studies from the University of Michigan (1979).

Hosts:

marcin jacoby

 

 

Associate Professor Marcin Jacoby – sinologist, translator, expert on socio-political processes in East Asia, particularly China and Republic of Korea. He is also Head of the Department of Asian Studies at SWPS University, where he teaches literature, art, and cultural diplomacy in China and East Asian.

zbigniew niesiobedzki

 

 

Zbigniew Niesiobędzki, Ph.D. – economist, who has had a successful career in the investment funds sector. Over the years, he worked for Deloitte, and served as board member and member of supervisory boards of many companies in the telecommunications, construction, and furniture sectors. Currently, he is President of the Polish Chinese Business Council.

Study Management and English with Chinese at SWPS Uniwersity in Warsaw

 

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