NEW YORK, March 4, 2019 — Economist Arthur Kroeber identifies four different constituencies influencing U.S. trade policy toward China: the national security establishment, trade hardliners such as U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lightizer, the business community advocated for by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and President Donald Trump himself. Kroeber discussed the U.S.-China trade relationship at Asia Society with Asia Society Policy Institute Vice President Wendy Cutler, who participated from Washington, D.C. via video conference. (5 min., 17 sec.)
Watch the complete video of Kroeber and Cutler's discussion on trade. (56 min., 28 sec.)
Read more of Cutler, Kroeber, and the Center for U.S.-China Relations head Orville Schell's views on the U.S.-China trade relationship in Asia Blog.