China Paradox Seminar 2021-03-24T09:34:20+00:00

The China Paradox: Geopolitics, Chinese Economic Policy, & What it Means for U.S. Businesses

Hear from the world’s leading experts on the changing U.S.-China relationship and what it means for your business

In the coming years, China will overtake the United States as the world’s largest economy. Already, China’s economy is larger than Japan, Germany, and India combined. China remains the United States’ largest trading partner, yet there is growing bipartisan concern about China’s actions on a range of issues that are in direct conflict with U.S. values and interests.
Join World Trade Center Utah, the Orrin G. Hatch Foundation, the U.S.-China Business Council, and the Deseret News to learn from America’s top China policy and business leaders in a three-day seminar. Given the importance of the topic, we are providing this seminar series free of charge to provide U.S. businesses with a deeper understanding of:
  1. China’s geopolitical strategy & U.S. foreign policy towards China
  2.  China’s economic, trade, and business strategies and policies and how they impact the United States and U.S. businesses.

This event is presented by World Trade Center Utah in partnership with the Orrin G. Hatch Foundation, the U.S.-China Business Council, and the Deseret News. This event is sponsored by Harris Bricken.

Day 1: China’s Geopolitical Ambitions & What it Means for the United States
Wednesday, March 17 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm MDT

Join a two-part discussion on the changing U.S.-China bilateral relationship, China’s foreign policy strategy, areas of concern, what the United States is doing about it, and why it matters to American companies and individuals.

Part 1 will feature former ambassador to China Jon Huntsman and former Deputy National Security Advisor Matt Pottinger. In part 2, former members of Congress discuss Congress’s role in shaping legislation and policy on China.

Part 1: 10:00 – 11:00 am

Break

Part 2: 11:10 am – 12:00 pm

Part 1 Speakers

Jon Huntsman Jr.
Board Chair of World Trade Center Utah, former Governor of Utah, and former Ambassador to China, Russia, and Singapore
Read Ambassador Huntsman’s full bio >
Matthew Pottinger
Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, former Deputy National Security Advisor
Read Matthew Pottinger’s full bio >

Part 2 Speakers

Martin B. Gold
Partner at Capitol Counsel, Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and Member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations
Read Martin Gold’s full bio >
Former Sen. Mary L. Landrieu (D-LA)
Senior Policy Advisory at Van Ness Feldman and Former Chair of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
Read Senator Landrieu’s full bio >
Former Rep. Charles E. Boustany, Jr., M.D. (R-LA)
Partner at Capitol Counsel and Former Member of the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means
Read Congressman Boustany’s full bio >
Former Rep. Howard L. Berman (D-CA)
Senior Advisor at Covington and Former Chair of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee
Read Congressman Berman’s full bio >
Matt Sandgren
The Executive Director at The Orrin G. Hatch Foundation
Read Matt Sandgren’s full bio >

Day 2: China’s Economic & Trade Policy and What it Means for U.S. Businesses
Wednesday, March 24 from 10:00 – 11:00 am MDT

Foreign policy experts share China’s economic, trade, and business strategies. At this webinar, you will gain insight into China’s objectives and why they are of concern to the United States.
Craig Allen
President of the U.S.-China Business Council
View Craig Allen’s full bio >
Gary Rieschel
Founding Managing Partner of Qiming Venture Partners
View Gary Rieschel’s full bio >
Matthew Turpin
Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former National Security Council Director of China Affairs at the White House
View Matt Turpin’s full bio >

Day 3: Actionable Advice on What U.S. Businesses Should Do about China
Wednesday, April 7 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm MDT

Learn what the paradox of the U.S.-China relationship means for U.S. companies. Business leaders who are actively engaging or leading business organizations in China share their advice for companies who are trying to navigate the market.
Tim Stratford
Chairman Emeritus American Chamber of Commerce in China and Managing Partner, Covington & Burling LLP Beijing
View Tim Stratford’s full bio >
Bill Zarit
“Former Minister for Commercial Affairs at the US Embassy in China, Senior Counselor at The Cohen Group
View Bill Zarit’s full bio >
Jeremie Waterman
President of the U.S. Chamber China Center
View Jeremie Waterman’s full bio >

Jonathan Bench
Attorney, Chair of Harris Bricken’s Corporate Practice Group

Moderator
View Jonathan Bench’s full bio >

When you register, you will get to choose which sessions you want to attend. If you register but are unable to attend one of the sessions, you will receive a recording after that day’s event. 

If you have any questions, please email Hannah Hutt at hlowry@wtcutah.com

When you register, you will get to choose which sessions you want to attend. If you register but are unable to attend one of the sessions, you will receive a recording after that day’s event.