Hinrich Foundation in partnership with Asia Society Hong Kong Center hosted an evening book talk and panel discussion on May 8, 2019, at the Asia Society Hong Kong Center.

The event focused on the challenges of sharing a global trade system between nations with fundamentally different economic models and the potential solutions to the current trade crisis.

Book talk and panel discussion at Asia Society Hong Kong Center

Hinrich Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer, Kathryn Dioth, kickstarted the event. In her speech, Dioth gave a brief background on the current trade crisis before handing over to Stewart Paterson, author of “China, Trade and Power” book.

Paterson presented the findings from his book “China, Trade and Power”, which describes the unintended consequences of China’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001 without commitments to critical economic reforms.

Following Paterson’s presentation, Alicia Garcia Herrero, Chief Economist, APAC, Natixis and Senior Research Fellow, Bruegel, moderated a panel of four leading economist and trade experts, who expanded on the issues facing today’s global trade system and debated on ideas for long-term resolutions. The panellists included:

  • Stewart Paterson, Author, China, Trade and Power
  • Stephen Olson, Research Fellow, Hinrich Foundation
  • Eva Valle Lagares, Head of Trade Section, EU office to Hong Kong & Macau
  • Song Gao, Co-founder, PRC Macro

To know more about “China, Trade and Power” book, click here.

About the author- Pragya Bhatnagar

Hinrich Foundation launches Indonesia Digital Trade Report in Jakarta 2Pragya Bhatnagar is a Research Associate with the Hinrich Foundation where he focuses on International Trade Research. He is a Hinrich Foundation Global Trade Leader Scholar alumnus, earning his Master’s degree in International Journalism, specializing in Business and Financial Journalism, from Hong Kong Baptist University. He received his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Lucknow University, India.