On November 22, AmCham Shanghai hosted a panel of experts for a discussion on the future of U.S.-China relations following the election of Donald Trump to be the next President of the United States. AmCham Shanghai President Kenneth Jarrett moderated a panel that included: Bill Powell, Asia Editor/Chief International Correspondent for Newsweek magazine; James McGregor, Chairman of APCO Worldwide’s Greater China Region; and Song Guoyou, Professor at Fudan University’s Center for American Studies.
The panelists discussed the implications of the election of Donald Trump and what his presidency could mean for U.S.-China relations. All of the panelists agreed that regardless of what type of president Donald Trump is, there will inevitably be changes in the U.S-China relationship. Much of his agenda could depend upon whom he appoints to various cabinet positions and how well his team is able to work with the leadership on Capitol Hill. The panel also talked about how they expected Chinese President Xi Jinping to deal with President Trump and what types of negotiations could be expected.
The panelists also took questions from the audience on topics ranging from his use of Twitter to who they predicted he would name to various cabinet posts to whether or not Trump would run for a second term in 2020. For more information on upcoming AmCham Shanghai events, please click here.