During the presidential campaign in the United States, China played a prominent role, uniquely linking domestic to foreign policy. Both candidates recognized that American economic recovery depends on relations with China, but they seemed unable to decide whether the United States should treat China as an adversary or as a friend. Both emphasized economic and trade issues while acknowledging China’s growth as a regional power. Elliot J. Feldman led a discussion on the campaign, the outcomes, and the implications for U.S.-China relations over the next four years.
Elliot J. Feldman is Senior Partner and National Leader of BakerHostetler’s international trade practice. He concentrates on all forms of trade remedies affecting the movement of goods and services across international borders, and advises and represents foreign governments (including the People’s Republic of China), international organizations, American and foreign corporations and individuals on matters of trade policy and international law. He litigates international trade and legal disputes in all relevant forums in the United States and, occasionally, in foreign countries.
Dr. Feldman earned a B.A. from the University of Chicago, a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He’s taught at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, the University of British Columbia, Brandeis and Tufts Universities, founded and directed the University Consortium for Research on North America at Harvard University, and is the author of eight books and numerous articles in professional journals, anthologies and the popular press. He’s a regular contributor to BakerHostetler’s China-U.S. Trade Law blog.
This event was co-hosted by Yu Miaojie of the National School of Development and the China Center for Economic Research.