Add to Calendar 2021/12/09 9:00 AM 2021/12/09 11:30 AM America/New_York WITA Webinar: China’s WTO Membership at 20 Years – The Middle Kingdom and the Multilateral Trading System https://www.wita.org/events/chinas-wto-20-years/ WITA Webinar
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WITA Webinar: China’s WTO Membership at 20 Years – The Middle Kingdom and the Multilateral Trading System

Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EST)
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Please join WITA and the Asia Society Policy Institute, on December 9, 2021, to reflect on the 20th anniversary of China’s 2001 accession to the WTO, and what that has meant for China, the U.S. and the global trading system. Guest speakers and panelists will also discuss the future of the multilateral trading system, and China’s central and increasingly complicated role in the world economy and the WTO.

Featured Remarks:

Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky, former Senior International Partner, WilmerHale; former United States Trade Representative

Minister Long Yongtu, Former Vice Minister & Chief Negotiator for China’s Accession

Ambassador Xiangchen Zhang, Deputy Director-General, World Trade Organization

Discussion Featuring:

Craig Allen, President, US-China Business Council

Wendy Cutler, Vice President, Asia Society Policy Institute; former Acting Deputy United States Trade Representative

Charles W. Freeman III, Senior Vice President for Asia at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and former Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for China

Deborah Lehr, Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Edelman Global Advisory; former Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for China

Dr. Yeling Tan, Assistant Professor, CAS Political Science, University of Oregon

Stephen Vaughn, Partner, International Trade Team, King & Spalding; former General Counsel, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative