NYU's Center for Global Affairs is pleased to invite YPFP members to join this discussion.
Rapidly changing financial, economic, cultural, and political factors could disrupt trade and business in East Asia. Slower economic growth and rising costs in Mainland China, policy shifts in the Trump administration, upheavals in Asian multinational trade agreements, the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, and China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative all have important implications for multinational companies engaging in cross-border business between China and Taiwan. Yet opportunities exist amid the global uncertainties. Through the first 11 months of 2017, cross-strait trade was valued at $125.6 billion, up 17.6 percent from the same period in 2016. Taiwan’s exports to the mainland during that period were up even more year-on-year, rising 20.4 percent to $80.1 billion. As the Trump Administration pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement, Taiwan and other local municipalities in the US are expanding their investments and collaboration in renewable energy and related technology.
Given the dynamic environment in East Asia, how should multinational firms operating in Mainland China and Taiwan view geo-political risk? How are slower economic growth, a rising middle class, and other demographic trends affecting global supply chains in the region? How will economic relations between the mainland and Taiwan be defined in the future and what role will US foreign policy play in this?
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Moderator: Earl Carr, Managing Director, Momentum Advisors; Adjunct Instructor, New York University, Center for Global Affairs
Panel to include:
Ambassador David Adelman, Partner, Reed Smith; former Ambassador of the United States to the Republic of Singapore
Dr. Szu-Yin Ho, Professor, Graduate Institute of International Affairs and Strategic Studies, Tamkang University
Rorry Daniels, Associate Project Director, Forum on Asia-Pacific Security, National Committee on American Foreign Policy
Professor Sun Zhe, Co-Director, China Initiative, School of International and Public Affairs; Adjunct Senior Research Scholar, Columbia University
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