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The U.S. Congress and economic relations with China

June 1 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT | Online

This live China Corner Office podcast will examine existing legislation under discussion in the US Congress, who is supporting the different policies, and the potential economic consequences, both to China and the USA.

Although Washington continues to be gridlocked on many issues, there is strong bipartisan consensus among American legislators that we need to be “tougher” on China, and this is generating a lot of activity on Capitol Hill. What does that mean and how does is it manifesting in legislation?  In this CEO Webinar, we will examine existing legislation under discussion in the US Congress, who is supporting the different policies and the potential economic consequences, both to China and the USA.  Effectively balancing protecting national security and maintaining economic growth takes creativity and thoughtful approaches. If you are interested in these topics, then join Christopher Marquis, Cornell professor and host of the China Corner Office Podcast, for a live Webinar recording featuring guests, Anna Ashton, Vice President, Government Affairs at US-China Business Council and Jon Gold, Vice President, Supply Chain and Customs Policy at National Retail Federation On June 1, they will sit down to discuss these topics and more.

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. Following her time at the Defense Department, Anna worked for her home state of Arkansas at the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, where she helped to develop a strategy for recruiting Chinese investment, organizing and managing visits by Chinese trade delegations and identifying a Chinese consultant to represent Arkansas in Beijing. From 2008 through 2012, she worked in the International Division of the US Chamber of Commerce, primarily focused on China trade and investment issues. She then worked as an economic and trade analyst at the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission while pursuing a JD at Georgetown University. Anna began her China studies in 1997. In addition to her JD from Georgetown Law, she holds a BA in Chinese Studies from Wellesley College, and an MA in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She and her family live in McLean, Virginia.  

Jon Gold

Speaker

Jon Gold

Jonathan Gold is vice president of supply chain and customs policy at the National Retail Federation. In this role, Gold is a primary spokesperson and is responsible for representing the retail industry before Congress and the administration on supply chain, international trade, product safety and customs-related issues impacting the retail industry. While with NRF, he has been a leading advocate of the value of trade and global value chains to the U.S. economy. Prior to joining NRF, Gold served as a policy analyst in the Office of Policy and Planning for U.S. Customs and Border Protection. He joined CBP in May 2006 and was responsible for providing policy guidance on issues surrounding maritime cargo security and trade-related matters. Gold also worked on implementation issues surrounding the SAFE Port Act and other issues within the agency including CBP intelligence reform, pandemic flu and trade facilitation. Before joining CBP, Gold spent nearly a decade with the Retail Industry Leaders Association holding several government relations positions including director and then vice president of international trade policy before being named vice president of global supply chain policy in January 2005. Gold currently serves on the Department of Commerce’s Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness. He has previously served on the Department of Homeland Security’s Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee and on the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Advisory Committee on Distribution Services. Gold holds a bachelor’s degree in international business with a concentration in finance from American University in Washington, D.C.

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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