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What East Asian Economic Ties to Latin America Mean for U.S. Business
East Asia’s three biggest economies have surged into Latin America in recent years: China as a commodity buyer, infrastructure investor and dominant lender; Japan as an auto powerhouse; and Korea as a manufacturer, tripling its investment in five years. But how will China’s volatile slowdown and the economic and political turmoil in Brazil affect this trend? And, will the Trans-Pacific Partnership offer a lifeline by stimulating trade for Latin America?
Please join Asia Society Southern California and the Pacific Basin Research Center, Soka University of America, for a timely discussion including members of Soka’s East Asia-Latin America Task Force, which studied the growing economic ties. East Asia’s role in Latin America raises key questions for businesses in the U.S., the region’s historic economic partner: Can American companies seize opportunities due to East Asia’s investment in Latin America? Can Los Angeles leverage its role as a trade hub for both regions?
- William Ascher, Donald C. McKenna Professor of Government and Economics, Claremont McKenna College; Director, Pacific Basin Research Center, Soka University of America
- Stephen Cheung, President, World Trade Center Los Angeles
- Consul-General Jorge Tagle, Consul General of Chile
- Thomas E. McLain, Attorney, Hogan Lovells; co-chair of the Task Force
- Additional speaker TBA
April 19, 2016
Japanese American Cultural and Community Center
244 S. South San Pedro St., Los Angeles 90012
5:30pm – 6:15pm: Registration and Reception
6:15pm – 7:30pm: Panel Discussion and Q&A
PARKING: Parking is avaialble at the Sho Tokyo Parking lot, located at 350 E. Second St.
The Consulate General of Argentina
The Consulate General of Chile
The Consulate General of Costa Rica
Japanese American Cultural and Community Center Garden Room 244 South San Pedro St., Los Angeles 90012