【编者按：由美国中美教育基金举办的Live From Washington是一个向公众开放的免费讲座活动，主题是介绍和探讨美国即将到来的2020年总统选举。此次Voting Your Pocketbook 是活动的第二期，感兴趣的读者请点击下面链接注册。《中美印象》是此次活动的媒体战略合作伙伴。】
your pocketbook” is an American truism. However, given the unusual
circumstances of 2020 with the Coronavirus pandemic causing the deepest
dive in the global economy for a century, the outcome of the upcoming
presidential election remains uncertain. Moreover, this is a collective
disaster, as no country is exempt. The US GDP has declined as
unemployment hit its highest rate since the Great Depression, and many
businesses, shut down to slow the Coronavirus spread, are expected to
declare bankruptcy. From Wall Street to Main Street, economists,
business owners, and everyday Americans alike are unsure of what the
future holds. What does this time of great economic uncertainty mean for
the 2020 US presidential election?
for one, will be front and center in this election. The more the US
economy weakens and upends Trump’s re-election odds, the more the finger
pointing at China will increase. Trump has made his tough-on-China
trade policy a centerpiece of his campaign and mounted “Beijing Biden”
attack ads. Joe Biden has responded in kind, trying to out-hawk Trump on
China. Biden attack ads slam Trump for failing to hold China
accountable for the Coronavirus outbreak.
USCET’s secondLive From Washingtonelection series, co-sponsored by AmCham China,Voting Your Pocketbook: Economics, Trade, and Business Implications for US Presidential Elections,
will engage experts to assess the effect of pocketbook voting on US
elections and explore what the state of the US economy, trade and
business will mean for the 2020 presidential election. Alan Beebe,
President of AmCham China, will moderate the discussion and Ambassador
Julia Chang Bloch, President of USCET, will make the introductory
look forward to your participation on July 16th, and we encourage you
to forward this email to your colleagues and students to participate -
all are welcome!
Principal, Albright Stonebridge Group
is a Principal of Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG) and leads the firm’s
China team. Ms. Celico draws on over 20 years of experience, having
served at the Office of the US Trade Representative, US Department of
Commerce, US Department of State, and Johns Hopkins SAIS Nanjing Center
prior to joining the firm. Ms. Celico serves on the Board of Directors
of the National Committee on US-China Relations and is a Senior
Associate (non-resident) to the Simon Chair in Political Economy at the
Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Senior Editor, The Wall Street Journal
Davis is a senior editor who covers economic issues, especially those
that will play out in the presidential campaign. He also continues to
write about China forThe Wall Street Journal, where he was posted from 2011 to 2014, and recently co-authoredSuperpower Showdown: How the Battle Between Trump and Xi Threatens a New Cold War.
In China he did his best to get out of Beijing and see China beyond the
luxury stores and report on the changes that were remaking the country
and global economy.
Scholl Chair in International Business, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Reinsch holds the Scholl Chair in International Business at the Center
for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and is a senior adviser
at Kelley, Drye & Warren LLP. Previously, he served for 15 years as
president of the National Foreign Trade Council, where he led efforts in
favor of open markets, in support of the Export-Import Bank and
Overseas Private Investment Corporation, against unilateral sanctions,
among many issues. From 2001 to 2016, he concurrently served as a member
of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.
President, AmCham China
Beebe is President of the American Chamber of Commerce in China based
in Beijing. He has more than 25 years of industry and management
consulting experience in Asia. Mr. Beebe joined AmCham China from EY
China, where he was Executive Director leading the company’s Cleantech
and Supply Chain Management practices. As President of AmCham China, Mr.
Beebe oversees all advocacy, programs, partnerships and insights
provided by the Chamber to support the business growth of nearly 900
foreign corporations operating in China