Nota Bene Episode 91: China Q3 Check In - Trade Wars, GDP Growth, Pandemic Comparatives, and Hong Kong with Michael Zhang

08.05.2020

With tensions between the U.S. and China not likely to de-escalate any time soon, what is likely to happen in the upcoming months regarding the trade war? What would a retaliation by China look like and how would any action affect multinational companies doing business in China? We’re checking in on China and its latest happenings with our local expert, Michael Zhang.

Michael Zhang is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group, Antitrust Practice Group and the Intellectual Property Practice Groups in Sheppard Mullin’s Shanghai office. He has a deep understanding of China’s legal system and business practices. Michael has broad experience in the areas of corporate law, antitrust law and intellectual property law in China.

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What We Discuss in This Episode:

  • What is the latest update with the trade war with China?
  • If tensions between the U.S. and China escalate, what actions might China take against the U.S. that it hasn’t before?
  • Is the Chinese government likely to retaliate and economically harm multinational companies doing business in China?
  • Will other countries step into the position of primary trading partners with China if tensions continue?
  • What could affect the ability of company executives and management to physically tend to their companies in China?
  • What has China done to bounce back post-pandemic and how has it managed to report GDP growth?
  • How has the internet helped the Chinese economy bounce back?
  • Is the way the U.S. is handling reopening schools going to affect the number of international students who decide to attend colleges in the U.S.?
  • What is happening in Hong Kong?

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