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The surprising rebound of U.S. exports to China in 2020

November 18 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST | Online

Join this live China Corner Office podcast and CEO webinar as host Christopher Marquis and his guests discuss how despite the pandemic, in 2020 U.S. goods exports to China rebounded after two years of tariff increases on both sides

Over the past year and a half, the media has overwhelmingly focused on trade tensions between the United States and China and how the pandemic has disrupted global commerce. Yet surprisingly, in 2020, U.S. goods exports to China rebounded after two years of tariff increases on both sides. This positive export data and recognition that exports to China support over 800,000 U.S. jobs come amidst reports of tensions within the White House between hawks and officials who want to improve the economic relations between the two superpowers. This webinar will feature details and discussion of the USCBC’s recent report on US Congressional Districts’ Goods and Services Exports to China Over the Past Decade, and how these growth patterns have varied across regions, service and goods sectors, and industries like agriculture and high-tech.

Also featured will be a discussion with the businesses doing these exports such as U.S.-based custom manufacturer Greater Pacific Industries.

If you are interested in these topics, then join Christopher Marquis, Cornell professor and host of the China Corner Office Podcast, for the live Webinar featuring guests, Anna Ashton, Vice President, Government Affairs at US-China Business Council and Ben Zhang founder and CEO of Greater Pacific Industries. On November 18, they will sit down to discuss these topics and more.

Christopher Marquis

Host

Christopher Marquis

Chris Marquis is the Samuel C. Johnson Professor in Sustainable Global Enterprise and Professor of Management at the Cornell University Johnson College of Business. Prior to joining Cornell, he worked for 10 years at Harvard Business School and has held visiting professorships at Harvard Kennedy School, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Peking University, Fudan University, and Shanghai Jiaotong University. Marquis’ current teaching and research examines how the interaction between corporations, governments and civil society lead to socially and environmentally beneficial outcomes, with a particular focus on China. He received a PhD in sociology and business administration from the University of Michigan.

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Ben Zhang

Speaker

Ben Zhang

Ben Zhang is the founder of several businesses, most notably Greater Pacific Industries, Inc. headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. Ben brings decades of international trade and business expertise to Greater Pacific and the company continues to be a top 50 supplier in the Advertising Specialty Industry. The company has additional sales offices in Philadelphia, PA and San Diego, CA., and a purchasing office in Shanghai, China. Originally from Jiangsu China, Ben holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Washington, an MBA from Cornell University and OPM from the Harvard Business School.
He serves as a valued Board member of the WSCRC.

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Anna Ashton

Speaker

Anna Ashton

Anna began her tenure at the US-China Business Council in January 2016. Since August 2019, she has served as the senior director and later vice president of government affairs, developing and implementing USCBC’s advocacy on behalf of member companies. She previously served as the director of business advisory services, leading staff across USCBC’s three offices in providing member companies with analysis of China’s commercial policies, business operating environment, and best practices. Anna has served as a China analyst in both public and private sector positions. She began her career as an intelligence officer for the Department of Defense, where she briefed the Vice President, the Secretary of Defense and top military officials on strategic China issues. 

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Jeffrey Heller

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Jeffrey Heller

Jeffrey Heller FAIA founded the firm in 1984 with Jim Leake. In 1994, the firm became Heller Manus when Clark Manus, who was with Jeffrey from the beginning, became his partner. The firm has established a reputation for influencing architecture and urban design in the Bay Area, nationally and internationally. Jeffrey’s experience covers a broad range of professional endeavors. He is a leader in the profession and green movement with some of the first sustainable architecture and large scale urban planning projects in the US, Russia, and China, including the first LEED Gold office tower in the sister cities of San Francisco and Shanghai and sustainable/livable master plans for many cities in China

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