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Jun 26, 2019

While it is much simpler to gauge the reactions and perceptions of U.S. individuals and businesses toward the U.S.-China trade war, it is quite uncertain how Chinese citizens and businesses have been affected by the trade war.

In this episode, we’re exploring the effects of the U.S.-China trade war from the China perspective and the consequent Chinese market changes. This conversation follows the two prior episodes with Townsend Bourne and Scott Maberry, respectively, where we explored the ramifications of the trade war from the U.S. perspective.

Joining me to share the China perspective is Michael Zhang. Michael is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group, Antitrust Practice Group and the Intellectual Property Practice Groups in Sheppard Mullin’s Shanghai office. He has a deep understanding of China’s legal system and business practices.

What We Discuss in this Episode:  

  • Has the trade war affected the normal day-to-day activities of Chinese citizens?
  • How are Chinese importers maneuvering around the impacts of the trade war on their imported goods?
  • What is China’s perspective on why there is a trade war happening in the first place?
  • How are the legal and tech sectors in China handling the uncertainty that the trade war has brought about?
  • Has China’s outbound investments been affected?
  • For multi-national businesses in China, how are they dealing with the uncertainty regarding their investments and business decisions?
  • How has the U.S.’s withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership benefitted China?
  • What is the Chinese government doing to make regulations and procedures more “company friendly”?
  • What must companies who wish to invest or build businesses in China know?
  • Is it a good idea to decouple the U.S.-China economies?
  • Has China regained the sense of self-confidence necessary to allow it to emerge as a world leader?

Contact Information:

Michael's Sheppard Mullin attorney profile

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