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Event Description

After reaching a record $60 billion in 2016, foreign direct investment (FDI) flows between the United States and China have been squeezed into a diminished position. The outlook for 2018 is more complicated. President Trump has designated China a strategic competitor, and Washington is contemplating a disruptive array of more restrictive China policies, including trade frictions wtih new tariffs and greatly intensifying the investment screening process.

Please join us for the Beijing launch of two studies that will shape the public debate on these urgent topics: Two-Way Street, the definitive analysis of U.S.-China FDI trends from 1990 through 2017; and New Neighbors, the seminal analysis of local impacts from Chinese FDI across every U.S. congressional district (you can download the reports under "Documents" below). With 12 months of brand new data and a number of recent policy developments in both countries, the report’s authors will provide a thorough and timely presentation of research on U.S.-China FDI, followed by a panel discussion with legal and business leaders.

This program is part of the U.S.-China FDI Project, a multi-year research initiative that aims to provide greater transparency on FDI flows between the United States and China, led by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and Rhodium Group.


The language of the event will be English, with simultaneous translation into Chinese.

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Tickets: RMB 20 for students; RMB 80 for others.

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9:30 AM

30 mins


10 AM

10 mins

Opening Remarks

10:10 AM

25 mins

Presentation by Report Author

10:35 AM

45 mins

Panel Discussion/Q&A

11:20 AM

20 mins

Audience Q&A

11:40 AM

11:45 AM

Closing Remarks


  • Stephen A. Orlins (President at National Committee on U.S.-China Relations)

    Stephen A. Orlins

    President at National Committee on U.S.-China Relations

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  • Kenneth Jarrett (President at American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai)

    Kenneth Jarrett

    President at American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai

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  • Daniel H. Rosen (Founding Partner at Rhodium Group)

    Daniel H. Rosen

    Founding Partner at Rhodium Group

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  • Thilo Hanemann (Director of cross-border investment practice at Rhodium Group)

    Thilo Hanemann

    Director of cross-border investment practice at Rhodium Group

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  • Lester Ross (Partner-in-charge at WilmerHale’s Beijing office)

    Lester Ross

    Partner-in-charge at WilmerHale’s Beijing office

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  • Yue Zou (Anchor at CGTN)

    Yue Zou

    Anchor at CGTN

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Student Ticket
RMB 20
Standard Ticket
RMB 80

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