Executive Roundtable with Arthur Kroeber

Arthur Kroeber joined Asia Society Northern California's President's Circle members in Silicon Valley to present on the topic Trade and Tech Wars: What's Behind the US-China Strategic Rivalry. Arthur Kroeber is the founder and head of research of Gavekal Dragonomics, the world's leading China-focused economic research firm, with 900 institutional clients. He is the author of China's Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford, 2016), a senior fellow of the Brookings-Tsinghua Center in Beijing, and adjunct professor at Columbia University in New York City. 


At the end of 2017, the Trump Administration identified China as a "strategic competitor" of the United States, whose aim is to "shape a world antithetical to US values and interests." Since then, economic conflict with the world's second-biggest economy has moved from rhetoric to reality, with the imposition of steep tariffs on tens of billions of Chinese exports to the US.

The tactics of this campaign are the peculiar products of the Trump Administration, but the underlying shift is not: across the ideological spectrum, the US political establishment agrees that a tougher line on China is required. In this roundtable, Arthur Kroeber, an economic and political analyst with three decades of China experience, will explain the forces shaping US-China relations and assess the risks for the American technology sector. 


Asia Society Northern California hosts private Executive Roundtable Briefings with industry leaders every month in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Program topics are around headline news, business analysis, and critical issues coming out of Asia. These monthly briefings, launched in September 2017, have grown in popularity to generate wait-lists quickly. Most events are off-the-record to encourage open debate and discussion.