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2 February 2023

Nota Bene Episode 158: The U.S.-China Trade War: How It Started And Where It's Headed With Reid Whitten

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In this episode, Reid Whitten, Managing Partner of Sheppard Mullin's London office and a frequent Nota Bene guest
United States International Law
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In this episode, Reid Whitten, Managing Partner of Sheppard Mullin's London office and a frequent Nota Bene guest, joins host Scott Maberry to discuss the U.S. China-trade war, including its origins, where the conflict could be headed in the future, and the potential implications for trading partners, multinationals, and individuals.

What We Discussed in this Episode:

  • What are the origins of the U.S.-China trade war?
  • What were some of the seeds planted in the 1980s and 1990s?
  • How did the U.S. approach to China change in 2018 and what were the results?
  • What is the Foreign Direct Product Rule? What makes the rule so new and different?
  • How is the U.S. attempting to bolster technological advances at home?
  • What countermeasures might China take?
  • Why haven't any of those countermeasures been implemented?
  • Are we headed for worldwide fragmentation of the post-WWII global economic order?
  • What happens with Europe and other big trading partners in light of the U.S.-China trade war?
  • What do you mean by "technological containment?"
  • What would a policy of technical containment mean for the future?
  • Who's impacted by all of this? What should they do?

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ARTICLE
2 February 2023

Nota Bene Episode 158: The U.S.-China Trade War: How It Started And Where It's Headed With Reid Whitten

United States International Law
Contributor
Sheppard Mullin is a full service Global 100 firm with over 1,000 attorneys in 16 offices located in the United States, Europe and Asia. Since 1927, companies have turned to Sheppard Mullin to handle corporate and technology matters, high stakes litigation and complex financial transactions. In the US, the firm’s clients include more than half of the Fortune 100.
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