US-China Trade Tensions: Currency War or Cease Fire

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Luncheon Presentation by Stephen Roach, Non-executive Chairman, Morgan Stanley Asia and Faculty Member, Yale University

In a tough post-crisis era, no economic relationship is more important than that between the United States and China. The US House of Representatives has already passed serious anti-China trade legislation by an overwhelming bi-partisan majority. Now that America's mid-term elections are over, will the Senate follow suit? Will a weakened President Obama allow such a measure to become law? Will this approach work? What does it mean for China, the US and the broader global economy? Is there a more constructive way out?

Stephen Roach is non-executive Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia, serving as the firm's senior representative to clients, governments and regulators across the region. He is also a member of the faculty of Yale University, with a joint appointment at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and the School of Management. Prior to his appointment as Asia Chairman in 2007, Roach was Morgan Stanley's Chief Economist, and was widely recognized as one of Wall Street's most influential thought leaders. Roach holds a Ph.D. in economics from New York University and a Bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin.

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Thu 09 Dec 2010
7:15 AM - 9:00 AM
Club Lusitano, 27/F Club Lusitano Building, 16 Ice House Street, Central (Another entrance at 4 Duddell Street) Hong Kong
HK$390 Asia Society & Yale Club members/Full-time students; HK$490 non-members (priority to members). For registration, please contact hk@asiasociety.org.
Add to Calendar 20101208T231500 20101209T010000 UTC Asia Society: US-China Trade Tensions: Currency War or Cease Fire Club Lusitano, 27/F Club Lusitano Building, 16 Ice House Street, Central (Another entrance at 4 Duddell Street) Hong Kong