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On Dec 11, 2001, China officially joined the World Trade Organization (WTO). The US government and the business community were very supportive of China's entry, hoping there would be a greater convergence of global economic norms, and eventually becoming "a responsible stakeholder." Two decades later, when reflecting on the impact of China's accession, many of US politicians and government officials argue that China's trade practices have distorted US economic competitiveness while doubling down on its state driven, non-market approach to international trade.

Has US trade policy toward China failed? What is the impact of China's WTO membership to the US economy and the wider global trading system? What is the outlook of the bilateral trade relations as US pursues a new approach?

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of China's accession to the WTO, AmCham is pleased to have invited two veteran trade practitioners, Tatiana Prazeres, former Senior Advisor to the WTO director-general, and TimothyStratford, former Assistant US Trade Representative, who will discuss the prospect of US-China economic relations and future of global trading system.


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Tatiana Prazeres (Senior Fellow at University of International Business and Economics)

Tatiana Prazeres

Senior Fellow at University of International Business and Economics

Timothy Stratford (Managing Partner at Covington & Burling LLP’s Beijing office)

Timothy Stratford

Managing Partner at Covington & Burling LLP’s Beijing office

Matthew Hosford (Moderator) (Industry Specialist at International Finance Corporation (IFC))

Matthew Hosford (Moderator)

Industry Specialist at International Finance Corporation (IFC)

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Member PriceHKD 120.-


Public PriceHKD 250.-