U.S.-China Relations: How will U.S. Trade and Technology Wars Impact the Chinese Economy?VIEW EVENT DETAILS
Two years after the Trump administration's implementation of tariffs on products from China, the Biden administration has upheld the regulations and further introduced an executive order in August restricting investment to China in fields considered to be crucial to United States national security. In the ongoing conflict between the U.S. and China, the current administration is encountering demands from legislators to limit the involvement of American companies in a readily accessible chip technology that is extensively utilized in China. This potential action could significantly disrupt the way the international technology sector cooperates across national boundaries.
In the thick of the complex relationship between the U.S. and China, what are the short and long-term impacts on the two biggest economies in the world? Who gains and loses when the U.S. and China decouple in trade? What are the implications on the global tech industry and economy when the U.S. and China continue to deepen their dysfunctional rapport?
Please join us on October 24 for a discussion with top investor and best-selling author Weijian Shan and Chief Global Economist of Deloitte Ira Kalish, moderated by Senior Counselor at APCO and ASSC Advisory Councilmember Ira Kasoff as they deftly analyze and evaluate potential outcomes on the global economy resulting from heightened friction between China and the U.S.
5:00 - 5:45 p.m. Registration and Networking
5:45 - 6:45 p.m. Program
Chief Global Economist, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
Dr. Kalish is the Chief Global Economist of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd. He is a specialist in global economic issues as well as the effects of economic, demographic, and social trends on the global business environment. He advises Deloitte clients as well as Deloitte’s leadership on economic issues and their impact on business strategy. In addition, he has given numerous presentations to corporations and trade organizations on topics related to the global economy. He is widely traveled and has given presentations in 47 countries on six continents. He has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and The Financial Times. Dr. Kalish holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Vassar College and a PhD in international economics from Johns Hopkins University.
Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of PAG
Weijian Shan is the executive chairman and co-founder of PAG – an Asia-based and focused private equity firm with more than USD50 billion in capital under management.
Between 1998 and 2010, he was co-managing partner of the private equity firm Newbridge Capital (now known as TPG Asia) and a partner of TPG. Shan was a managing director of JP Morgan, where he was concurrently the chief representative for China between 1993 and 1998. He was an assistant professor at the Wharton School, the University of Pennsylvania between 1987 and 1993. He also worked at the World Bank in 1987 as a member of its Young Professionals Program.
Shan is a Trustee of the British Museum. He is also a member of the International Advisory Council of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, and an independent director of Alibaba Group.
Shan is the author of Out of the Gobi: My Story of China and America (2019), Money Games: The Inside Story of How American Dealmakers Saved Korea's Most Iconic Bank (2021) and Money Machine – A Trailblazing American Venture in China (February 2023). He has published commentaries in the likes of The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the Economist and Foreign Affairs.
Shan holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from the University of San Francisco. He graduated with a major in English from the Beijing University of International Business and Economics.
Senior Counselor, APCO Worldwide
Dr. Ira Kasoff is a recognized expert on Asia. He became a senior counselor at APCO Worldwide and a member of APCO’s International Advisory Council in 2010, after a long career with the U.S. government. His extensive experience in Asia spans four decades, with seven commercial service assignments in the region, in addition to private sector and academic experience. He served from 2007 to 2010 as deputy assistant secretary for Asia at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he oversaw Asia trade policy for the department, engaged in trade negotiations with officials of key counterpart governments, including China, Japan and Korea, and served as the senior adviser on Asia to two secretaries of commerce, Carlos Gutierrez and Gary Locke.
Prior to serving as deputy assistant secretary of commerce, Kasoff was principal commercial officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai, commercial counselor at the American Embassy in Tokyo and senior commercial officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong. Earlier in his career, Kasoff worked for the Boston Consulting Group, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and as the Beijing representative for the Fuqua World Trade Corporation.
Kasoff received his B.A. from Harvard University and his Ph.D. from Princeton University, where he specialized in Chinese and Japanese history. He is the author of a book on Chinese intellectual history entitled The Thought of Chang Tsai, published by Cambridge University Press.