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When the COVID-19 global pandemic first broke out in China, the government had to make some hard choices by imposing lockdowns. The draconian measures immediately brought the world's second-largest economy to a standstill, crippling both demand and supply and disrupting global supply chains. As China effectively flattened the curve, the economy has gradually restarted again. While there are signs of an economic recovery according to the latest PMI data, China can yet return to normalcy as fears of a COVID-19 resurgence. How fast is China recovering and which regions and sectors? What does the second half of 2020 look like? Join our panel of experts as we take a deep dive into what's next for China.

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A Q&A webinar with representatives from the U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong and Macau's American Citizen Services (ACS) unit. This is an opportunity for AmCham members to ask specific questions about services provided to U.S. citizens in Hong Kong and Macau, including emergency, passport, and citizenship services.

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The globalized world remains extremely vulnerable to infectious diseases as they can be spread quickly through the global transport network. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions across the globe, forcing countries to shut down their borders, halting production, and thus people's daily lives have been severely affected. With the global economy in free fall, what kinds of international cooperation and coordination are needed to combat the pandemic and lessen the economic pain? What are the long-term implications for the global economy and trade as countries rethink their supply chain strategies? What lessons can western countries learn from China's response to the outbreak? AmCham is pleased to have Matthew Goodman, Senior Vice President; Simon Chair in Political Economy and Senior Adviser for Asian Economics at CSIS, to share his insights on the global impacts of COVID-19.

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Despite easing trade tensions, the overall US-China strategic competition remains as China's technological ambitions have serious ramifications for US national security. The global supply chain has been crippled by the US-China trade war; it faces further strain from the outbreak of COVID-19, prompting more debate over the decoupling of Chinese and US economies. Join us for a webinar session with Jeremie Waterman, Vice President (Greater China) of the US Chamber of Commerce and Daniel Rosen, Partner of Rhodium Group on the policy concerns and issues that are driving US-China decoupling debates inside the Beltway. Learn from our experts in the US who will cover the various policy dimensions of the debate and related US Chamber of Commerce's advocacy and action, and what decoupling means and potential costs.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders have prevailed as democratic presidential front-runners following Super Tuesday. Where does each of these two candidates stand on trade? Will US trade and economic polices change much under a Democrat president? AmCham is delighted to have Ambassador Robert Holleyman to brief AmCham members on the politics of trade in Washington, and what economic policies businesses might expect to see with each of the remaining contenders for the White House. Ambassador Holleyman is the president and CEO of C&M International and a partner in Crowell & Moring's International Trade Group. He has significant trade, international business, and economic policy experience from his service as Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, and as CEO of a highly successful information technology advocacy association.

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Over the long-term, the APAC region continues to offer high prospects of long-term business growth opportunities. In the short-term, however, as companies confront a new reality filled with challenges and complex implications for business growth, it's vital for companies to remain agile in preserving business relations, protecting staff, complying with regulations and finding new and more cost effective ways of operating. Join us and hear from Lennard Yong, Group CEO of Tricor Group and Jon Penrice, President, Asia Pacific, The Dow Chemical Company, who will share his insights, business intelligence on COVID-19 business sentiment and resilience, as well as to provide practical recommendations and best practices on how to effectively rebound and thrive amidst uncertainty.

As the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak continues to grow, organizations across the globe find themselves in various stages of the crisis management lifecycle, with companies in China experiencing by far the most severe immediate impact. Business operations in China have been hit to varying degrees by the spread of the virus and the special directives of the government to contain it. Since it is impossible to predict the scope, severity and duration of the outbreak, companies will need to prepare for a protracted crisis that might last for months rather, with the emergence of a broad and complex set of challenges. Control Risks will share a full analysis on the impact COVID-19 is having on businesses and the key areas of focus for business leaders in the coming months.

Prof. Keiji Fukuda, Director and Clinical Professor, School of Public Health at The University of Hong Kong, is a public health expert at national and global levels and former Assistant Director General for Health Security at WHO, Geneva, discussed with AmCham members the current novel coronavirus situation and important related considerations.

The issue of trade is increasingly front and center, occupying the headlines and dominating political rhetoric and policy decisions. 2018 will be an important year for trade overall, as the United States continues to reset and refine its trade agenda post-TPP and China pursues multi-lateral deals in the context of its Belt and Road initiative.