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  • Speaker | 26 June, 2017

    Belt and Road: A Washington Perspective

    Matthew Goodman, Senior Adviser for Asian Economics and Simon Chair in Political Economy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), will present on the challenges and opportunities of China’s Belt and Road Initiative as seen from Washington, D.C., and his program’s work to map hard infrastructure projects across the Eurasian landmass through an initiative called Reconnecting Asia.

    Matthew P. Goodman holds the William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy at CSIS. The Simon Chair explores current issues in international economic policy, with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region. Before joining CSIS, Goodman was White House coordinator for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and the East Asia Summit. Prior to the White House, Goodman was senior adviser to the under secretary for economic, energy, and agricultural affairs at the U.S. Department of State. Goodman has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors. Before joining the Obama administration in 2009, he worked for five years at Albright Stonebridge Group, where he was managing director for Asia.

    DATE: 26 June (Monday) 11am to 12.30pm
    VENUE: Luxembourg Embassy
    COST: Free for FCCC Members, 100 RMB for non-members

    Speaker | 27 June, 2017

    US-China Commerce Trajectories Under Trump

    US-China Business Council (USCBC) President John Frisbie, is in China to meet with senior Chinese government officials to discuss 100-day negotiations and priorities for the US business community. He will share the viewpoint from Washington DC, USCBC advocacy priorities, and perspectives on the trajectory for US-China commercial relations under the Trump Administration. His presentation will be followed by a short discussion with Prof Liu Jing, finance professor at CKGSB, and a Q&A session with the audience.


    John Frisbie, president of the US-China Business Council (USCBC) since 2004, has close to 30 years of experience in business and government relations with China, including nearly 10 years living and working in Beijing. Frisbie started his career with the USCBC in 1986, first working in the Washington DC office and then as director of China operations in Beijing from 1988 to 1993. He joined General Electric in 1993 as director for Business Development in China for the company’s diverse set of businesses and then moved to Singapore to assume Asia-wide positions for two GE business units. Frisbie repatriated to the United States in 2000, joining the trade consulting practice established by former Secretary of Commerce Mickey Kantor at Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP. Frisbie received his BA and MBA degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. He speaks and reads Mandarin Chinese. He, his wife, and their two children live in Bethesda, Maryland.