Deborah T. Cooper
Director, Administration
Executive Assistant to the President

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U.S.-China Trade and Economic Relations

On February 22, 2017, a congressional staff briefing held at Rayburn House Office Building on U.S.-China Trade and Economic Relations was hosted by NBR and the US-China Business Council (USCBC) in conjunction with the Congressional U.S.-China Working Group.

China is the largest provider of U.S. imports and one of the largest markets for U.S. exports. It also owns a large portion of U.S. debt and contributes significantly to the U.S. global trade deficit. In addition, China itself is in a period of economic change, which also affects global markets. This briefing addressed the challenges and opportunities in the U.S.-China economic and trade relationship as well as in the Chinese economy in 2017.


Erica Downs, Senior Research Scientist, Center for Naval Analyses

Nicholas Lardy, Anthony M. Lardy Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Derek Scissors, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

Mitchell Silk, Partner, Allen & Overy