2020 Virtual DC Outreach

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AmCham China meeting virtually with CSIS experts and scholars
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Introduction

AmCham China typically undertakes an annual trip to Washington DC in late April or early May to meet with administration and congressional officials, policymakers, and think tanks to exchange views on US-China relations and other matters of mutual interest. This year, given the travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19, AmCham China's 2020 DC Outreach has gone virtual! Follow along on this page for updates on who we are meeting with, what topics are being discussed, and how you can get more information about AmCham China’s DC Outreach efforts. Participation in the Virtual DC Outreach program is open to AmCham China’s Board of Governors, Chairman’s Circle members, and Policy + subscribers.

The 2020 Virtual DC Outreach program is ongoing. Our most recent meetings include:


Meeting with the Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security

July 30, 2020

Attended by

Acting Undersecretary for Industry and Security Cordell Hull, and 15 representatives from AmCham China

Topics Discussed

  • Recent developments with respect to the supply chains of US companies in China
  • US business community perspective on recent action taken by BIS on export controls
  • Multilateral cooperation on export control issues with US allies

Meeting with the Department of Commerce Deputy Undersecretary for International Trade

July 29, 2020

Attended by

Deputy Undersecretary for International Trade Joseph C. Semsar, and 15 representatives from AmCham China

Topics Discussed

  • Non-tariff barriers facing U.S. companies
  • US and foreign supply chains in China
  • How US companies are recovering from the economic impact of COVID-19 in China

Meeting with the US Trade Representative for China Affairs

July 23, 2020

Attended by

USTR Representative for China Affairs Terry McCartin, and 15 representatives from AmCham China

Topics Discussed

  • Full debrief on implementation of the chapters of the Phase One Agreement
  • On-the-ground perspectives on non-tariff barriers facing foreign companies in China
  • Prospects for Phase Two negotiations

Meeting with the Department of the Treasury Assistant Secretary of International Markets

July 22, 2020

Attended by

Assistant Secretary of International Markets Mitchell Silk, and 15 representatives from AmCham China

Topics Discussed

  • Recent developments in the financial sector both with respect to the Phase One Agreement and new US policies regarding Chinese investors
  • Developments in Hong Kong and impact on financial markets
  • US data policies

Meeting with the Department of State Deputy Assistant Secretary for China, Mongolia, and Taiwan Coordination, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs

July 21, 2020

Attended by

Deputy Assistant Secretary Jonathan Fritz, and 15 representatives from AmCham China

Topics Discussed

  • Phase One Agreement Implementation
  • Efforts by USG to protect US technology
  • Multilateral cooperation with US allies

Roundtable with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

June 17, 2020

Attended by

Jeremie Waterman, President, China Center, and Vice President, Greater China, US Chamber of Commerce, and 15 representatives from AmCham China

Topics Discussed

  • How Washington DC views China today
  • What is AmCham China’s role in the US-China relationship?
  • The 2020 US election and perspectives on China

Roundtable with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
June 17, 2020

Attended by

  • Scott Kennedy, Senior Adviser and Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics,
  • Bonnie Glaser, Senior Adviser for Asia; Director, China Power Project,
  • Claire Reade, Sr. Associate (Non-resident), Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics,
  • Gregory Poling, Sr. Fellow for Southeast Asia & Dir., Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative,
  • John Holden, Sr. Associate (Non-resident), Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics,
  • Matthew Goodman, Sr. VP for Economics & Simon Chair in Political Economy,
  • Sarah Ladislaw, Sr. VP; Director & Senior Fellow, Energy and Climate Change Program,
  • Stephanie Segal, Senior Fellow, Economics Program,
  • Stephen Morrison, Senior Vice President and Director, Global Health Policy Center,
  • William Reinsch, Senior Adviser and Scholl Chair in International Business,
  • 15 representatives from AmCham China

Topics Discussed

  • The global economy and the impact of COVID-19
  • The Phase One Deal and the prospects for a Phase Two Deal
  • US-China relations under the Trump Administration

Roundtable with the Rhodium Group
June 16, 2020

Attended by

Daniel Rosen, Partner, colleagues from the Rhodium Group, and 15 representatives from AmCham China

Topics Discussed

  • Current US-China bilateral trade situation
  • Prospects of China’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Long-term trajectory of US-China relations

Roundtable with the United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC)
May 29, 2020

Attended by

USCC Chairwoman Robin Cleveland, Vice Chairwoman Carolyn Bartholomew, USCC Commissioners, and 15 representatives from AmCham China

Topics Discussed

  • The resumption of business activity in China in the aftermath of the COVID-19 epidemic in China
  • Progress with respect to implementation of the Phase One Agreement
  • Current state of US-China relations