The US-China trade rivalry – Is a win-win deal still possible?

12.06.2019, roundtable, 15h00 – 17h00 (registration from 14h30)

Copyright Reuters: U.S. President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping shake hands after making joint statements at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, November 9, 2017

The trade relations between China and the United States are currently experiencing a severe crisis. Beyond the tangible economic fallout by mutually imposed tariffs and the uncertain outcome of their trade negotiations these tensions challenge the multilateral trade order of the past decades. Furthermore, the looming WTO blockade and disputes about Huawei’s 5G technology are likely to further fuel the tensions.

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung EU Office organises an expert roundtable on the enduring US-China trade conflict and its repercussions on the European Union. Our guests will examine costs and possible solutions of this conflict. They will also discuss how the EU needs to position itself as a global trade actor in the competition between the United States and China.

Adam Hersh, Co-Director of Washington Global Advisors and the Global Initiative for a Shared Future
Shada Islam, Director for Europe & Geopolitics, Friends of Europe
Xin Hua, Executive Deputy Director, Centre for EU Studies, Shanghai International Studies University (SISU)
Iana Dreyer, Chief Editor, Borderlex

Participation is by personal invitation only
Contact: Daniela.Iller(at)

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung EU Office

Rue du Taciturne 38
BE-1000 Brussels

+32 22 34 62 90
+32 22 34 62 81


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