U.S. Midterms — What results mean for trade and politics


On Wednesday, November 7th — right after polls closed in the United States — AmCham, HKU's Journalism and Media Studies Centre, and the U.S. Consulate General organized a panel discussion at the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents' Club.

Former AmCham Chairman Peter Levesque on what the midterm election results mean for U.S.-China Trade: “The results won’t change the current sentiment... One of the few subjects Democrats and Republicans both agree on." Read more at SCMP

Hinrich Foundation Research Fellow Stephen Olson agreed, but said it will likely have other implications for Congressional trade power and ratification of the USMCA — the agreement with Mexico and Canada that replaces NAFTA.

Special thanks to our guests and speakers:

  • Kurt Tong, U.S. Consul General 
  • Keith Richburg, Director, JMSC
  • Kym Kettler-Paddock, Communications Director, Republicans Overseas
  • Edith Terry, Former Chair, Democrats Abroad
  • Peter Levesque, Managing Director, Modern Terminals
  • Stephen Olson, Research Fellow, the Hinrich Foundation
  • Moderator: Tara Joseph, AmCham President

RTHK Interview: U.S. midterm elections results