What's On

With U.S. President Joe Biden now at the helm of the world's biggest economy, investors will need to pay attention to his policy priorities. Will he take a different tack to his predecessor when it comes to foreign policy? In particular, will he consider easing some of the stringent trade and investment measures against China taken by the Trump administration? What will be the business impact, developments and opportunities of the new regime?

When the pandemic eases, will the U.S. continue to put pressure on China? Or can we expect more cooperation between the two economies? While Biden may not make any immediate changes to the policies of the Trump administration, what might be his approach to China in the longer term? Could the damage to relations caused by Trump's trade war be repaired, or will there be a further escalation in tensions? For investors, which sectors will be safest in the future?

Join our webinar to hear from Benjamin Kostrzewa, International Trade Attorney, Hogan Lovells, and Dr Simon Shen, Adjunct Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, about the likely developments in U.S.-China relations under the new administration, and their impact on Hong Kong.

Speakers' presentations at this event are intended for educational purposes only and do not replace independent professional judgment. Statements of fact and opinions expressed during this event are those of the speakers and participants and, unless expressly stated to the contrary, are not the opinion or position of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, its members, or its committees. The Chamber does not endorse or approve, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy or completeness of the information presented. Attendees should note that, with the approval of speakers, this event may be recorded, and possibly published on the Chamber's website in audio and/or video formats without further notice.

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Benjamin Kostrzewa, International Trade Attorney, Hogan Lovells

Benjamin Kostrzewa served as assistant general counsel at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), where he handled U.S.-China disputes and negotiations, World Trade Organization (WTO) disputes, and free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations. Currently working out of Hong Kong and Washington, D.C. offices, Benjamin advises clients in the ever-changing area of international trade law with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region.

Dr Simon Shen, Adjunct Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Simon Shen is one of the few international relations scholars originating from Hong Kong who has earned both international and local recognition.

Language English
Date and Time 2021/03/19 13:00 to 14:00
Venue This seminar will take place online
Media Closed to media
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