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Current Issues in US-China Trade Relations

President, US-China Business Council

July 24, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:15 pm

Portrait of Craig Allen

Craig Allen

What are the pressing and thorny issues in the U.S. trade relations with China? How can they be resolved for mutual benefit of both countries? Our July speaker will attempt to address these and several other main issues of conflict and resolution in this arena. Mr. Craig Allen is the President of the US-China Business Council (USCBC), a private and nonpartisan, nonprofit organization representing 200 American companies doing business in China. He had a long and distinguished career in US public service having served in the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce. He served as an international economist in ITA’s China Office. Allen served as the Director of the American Trade Center in Taipei and later served as Commercial Attaché in the US Embassy in Beijing. While in Beijing, he rose to the rank of Minister Counselor rank of the Senior Foreign Service while in Beijing. In between assignments, he also worked in the US Embassy in Tokyo and organized APEC Summits in Brunei, China and Mexico.

Mr. Allen later became Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia at the US Commerce Department’s ITA and for China. He was sworn in as the U.S. Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam and served four years there until he transitioned to the Presidency of the USCBC in 2018. Mr. Allen received BA from the University of Michigan in Political Science and Asian Studies and a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. (Biography is drawn from © 1996-2019 by the US-China Business Council. All rights reserved)

The buffet luncheon will open at 11:30 AM. Mr. Allen will speak and take questions from the audience from Noon to 1:15 PM. Member price is $30 with early registration. The price at the door is $40 for members, $50 for non-members and $35 for students and military personnel in uniform with a discount of $10 for early registration that ends at noon on Monday prior to the event


Go to our web site, www.WorldAffairsTexas.com to purchase membership and/or lunch registration.  You may also pay at the door with cash, check or credit card. To avoid the ticketing fee, and take advantage of the discount, you may send a check to the World Affairs Council of South Texas, 4409 Sue Circle, Corpus Christi, Texas 78410. Please make sure your checks arrive prior to Saturday before the event.

For other information, please contact: Dr. Anantha Babbili, WACST President & CEO, at 361.563.5177 or at [email protected]

This event is co-sponsored by the

China Public Policy Center
The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
University of Texas-Austin

Corporate Sponsor President’s Circle

members and guests discussing at a luncheon
members and guests discussing at a luncheon
members and guests discussing at a luncheon
members and guests discussing at a luncheon
members and guests discussing at a luncheon
members and guests discussing at a luncheon


July 24, 2019
11:30 am - 1:15 pm
$35.00 – $50.00
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Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz International Center
402 Harbor Dr.
Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States
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(361) 879-0125


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