Trade negotiations between the US and China wrapped up on January 8 in Beijing to an unclear resolution. After a "highly successful" meeting between President Trump and President Xi and their most senior representatives on December 1, 2018 in Buenos Aires, President Trump agreed that from January 1, 2019, he will leave the tariffs on $200 billion worth of products at the 10% rate, and not raise it to 25% at this time.

President Trump and President Xi agreed to immediately begin negotiations on structural changes with respect to forced technology transfer, intellectual property protection, non-tariff barriers, cyber intrusions and cyber theft, services, and agriculture. Both parties agreed that they will endeavor to have this agreement completed within the next 90 days. If at the end of this period of time the parties are unable to reach an agreement, the 10% tariffs will be raised to 25%.

Join AmCham China to discuss and share information regarding:

· What the current trade conflict is really about - Market access? Industrial policy? An unfair playing field?

· Why is IP such a focus for the Trump administration?

· What can reasonably be done in 90 days? What would be a good first step?

· How can American companies in China protect their IP rights?

· What longer term issues are American companies facing in China and how can those be resolved quickly?

Please contact Evan Schmitt at eschmitt@amchamchina.org if you have any questions.

Prepaid Event Access

Just 1 Fapiao for 12 months, UNLIMITED access to cardholding members and employees of member companies.


1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Registration and Networking
1:30 PM - 1:35 PM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
1:35 PM - 1:50 PM
U.S. Perspectives on Trade Conflict: A View from Washington
1:50 PM - 2:05 PM
Intellectual Property Issues from the Perspective of a Brand Owner
2:05 PM - 2:20 PM
Intellectual Property Rights in the Entertainment Industry | Why Progress is Necessary
2:20 PM - 2:50 PM
2:50 PM - 3:20 PM
Audience Q&A
3:20 PM - 3:30 PM
Networking, Coffee, and Tea


  • Duanzhi She (Vice President, Government & Public Affairs, Greater China at Nike Sports (China) Co., Ltd.)

    Duanzhi She

    Vice President, Government & Public Affairs, Greater China at Nike Sports (China) Co., Ltd.

    Mr. SHE Duanzhi joined Nike China in June 2015 as Vice President, Government and Public Affairs Greater China. In that role, Duanzhi manages Nike’s overall GPA portfolio in Greater China, including supporting the sales and commercial organization, advancing Nike’s trade agenda, protecting Nike’s assets and innovations, and enabling favorable tax and financial policies.

    Duanzhi started his career as a journalist in the 1980s with the State Administration of Foreign Languages Publishing and Distribution, under the State Council Information Office, covering current affairs and international news. He joined the private sector in 1998 as manager/director of Chinese Government Relations, the American Chamber of Commerce in China. Subsequently, he managed government and public affairs for several other major multinational companies and associations, including Airbus Industries China, United States Information Technology Office (USITO) Beijing, United Technologies Corporation, IBM and Royal Philips.

    Duanzhi holds a Master’s degree in communications from Illinois State University, an MBA from Fordham University in New York, and two bachelor’s degrees from Beijing University.

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  • Randal Phillips (Managing Partner for Asia at Mintz Group)

    Randal Phillips

    Managing Partner for Asia at Mintz Group

    Randal Phillips is a Partner and heads the Mintz Group’s Beijing office and activities across Asia.

    Randy spent 28 years with the Central Intelligence Agency’s National Clandestine Service, most recently serving as the Chief CIA representative in China. He has an extensive background in foreign field operations, policy and program management, and leadership development. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Bahasa Indonesian.

    Randy has lived and traveled throughout China and elsewhere in Asia for the U.S. Government. Additionally, he has managed worldwide and regional programs from Washington. Randy has extensive relationships with officials and business leaders throughout the continent.

    Randy has deep expertise on issues relative to Asia, with particular emphasis on China. This includes an intimate knowledge of the full range of political, economic, trade, investment and security issues involving China, from a bilateral as well as a multilateral perspective. Randy has extensive experience unraveling a variety of complex matters involving finance, trade and fraud.

    Randy has a B.A. in diplomacy and foreign affairs from Miami University, and a Masters of International Public Policy from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

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  • Mathew Alderson (Partner at Harris Bricken)

    Mathew Alderson

    Partner at Harris Bricken

    An Australian-qualified transactional entertainment lawyer with more than 25 yearʼs experience, Mathew has lived in Beijing since 2009. He represents major Hollywood studios, tech companies and online gaming companies in relation to their projects, investments and business affairs in China. He also advises Chinese studios and producers on their business and legal affairs in Hollywood. His work ranges from development, production and production finance to international co-productions and joint ventures for motion picture and television projects. He has been described by Variety as a “game changing” attorney.

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  • Patrick Powers (Head of Government Affairs at Rockwell Automation, Greater China and sits on AmCham China's Board of Governors)

    Patrick Powers

    Head of Government Affairs at Rockwell Automation, Greater China and sits on AmCham China's Board of Governors

    Patrick Powers has 30 years of experience in international commerce, government relations and trade policy, achieved in a career that has spanned Asia but focused primarily on China. He has lived and worked in China for more than 20 years, in addition to assignments in Singapore, Vietnam, and Taiwan.

    He is Head of Government Affairs for Rockwell Automation Greater China. Mr. Powers began his career with Bechtel, Inc., and held successive management positions at Island Creek of China Coal Ltd (Occidental Petroleum), SSM Coal BV, SHV Holdings, Tait Asia Ltd. (Vietnam), Mundoro Mining, Cargill, and Applus+.

    Mr. Powers held the position of Vice President for China Operations at the US-China Business Council, the primary organization dealing with Sino-American commercial matters from 1999 to 2006. In that role, he was responsible for business advocacy and advisory services on behalf of 250 American MNC’s operating in the PRC. Mr. Powers has extensive experience in government relations and communications in China and Asia as well as a background in business development and operations in natural resources, large scale retailing, consumer goods warehousing and distribution.

    He has spoken frequently on China-related topics at international conferences and appeared on numerous occasions in media, including CCTV, CNN, CNBC, and Bloomberg, as well as contributing articles to The China Business Review.

    He has a BA from San Diego State University and has pursued advanced language and professional development courses at UC Berkeley, National Taiwan Normal University, and Singapore Institute of Management. Mr. Powers is a fluent Mandarin speaker.

    Mr. Powers is also a Vice-Chairmen on AmCham China's Board of Governors.

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AmCham Cardholder
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Member Price (Pay at the door) RMB 250
Employee of Member Company
Standard Price RMB 250
Door Price RMB 250
Standard Price RMB 550

Card-holding member ticket.

Member Price RMB 900

Employees of member company

Standard Price RMB 1,100

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Attending an Event

Events have limited seating, so to ensure your attendance we encourage advance online registration and payment for ALL events. We cannot guarantee entry to anyone not registered in advance. Most of our events are in English and off the record, but please check the webpage for each event to avoid disappointment.

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WeWork, Pacific Century Place

Floor 5, Gate 5, Pacific Century Place,
2A Workers' Stadium North Road,
Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100027 北京市朝阳区工体北路甲2号,盈科中心5号门5层。 邮编100027

Beijing, Chaoyang District, China

If you have any questions please contact Evan Schmitt

Contact Organizer

+86 85190885

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