China: Is itís economic diplomacy threatening the international balance of power?

Event Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Event Time: 5:00 pm 

Great Decisions Discussion Group

5:00 pm Social Hour
5:30 Ė 7:30 pm Program

Duncan McCampbell, Guest Speaker 

Professor Duncan McCampbell is an American lawyer and professor of international business and law. Every summer he teaches law and business in China and travels extensively in Asia. He is the newly appointed Co-Chair of the US China Business Connection. He writes on global commercial, legal, political and security issues. Professor McCampbell also leads a business consultancy that helps companies enter new international markets.

Over the past several years, China has pursued an expansive strategy of economic diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. While the United States has taken a step back from multilateral trade agreements and scuttled the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), China has stepped forward to establish the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), putting into question the future role of the United States in Asia.

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