Economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and escalating political tensions pushed two-way investments between the United States and China to their lowest level in nearly a decade in the first half of 2020. Expanding U.S. scrutiny of Chinese companies, election politics, and uneven economic recovery trajectories will maintain high pressure on U.S.-China capital flows for the remainder of the year.

Join Two-Way Street report authors Thilo Hanemann and Adam Lysenko, both of Rhodium Group, and National Committee President Stephen Orlins on September 17 at 5:00 p.m. EDT for a mid-year review of the latest trends in U.S.-China investment and an analysis of the political dynamics and market developments behind them.

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Thilo Hanemann is a partner at Rhodium Group, and leads the firm’s work on global trade and investment. He supports the investment management, strategic planning, and policy analysis requirements of Rhodium clients within his fields of expertise. He is also a senior policy fellow at the Mercator Institute for China Studies, Europe’s biggest China think tank, located in Berlin.
Thilo’s research focuses on new trends in global trade and capital flows, related policy developments, and the political and commercial dynamics of specific transactions. One of his areas of expertise is the rise of emerging economies as global investors, and the implications for host economies and the global economy. His most recent work focuses on the evolution of China’s international investment position, and the economic and policy implications of this new trend.
Adam Lysenko is an associate director at Rhodium Group, specializing in novel data-driven approaches to assessing China’s international investment flows and related policy dynamics. His areas of expertise include cross-border Chinese venture capital investment, Chinese inbound and outbound foreign direct investment as well as Chinese domestic investment and corporate organization, with an emphasis on emerging technology areas. Adam has co-authored several public reports on related topics and has been featured prominently in news media such as NPR, the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times.
Stephen A. Orlins has been president of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations since 2005. Prior to that, he was the managing director of Carlyle Asia and the chairman of the board of Taiwan Broadband Communications, one of Taiwan's largest cable television and high speed internet providers. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Orlins was a senior advisor to AEA Investors Inc., a New York-based leveraged buyout firm, with responsibility for AEA's business activities throughout Asia. From 1983 to 1991, Mr. Orlins was with the investment banking firm of Lehman Brothers where he was a managing director from 1985 to 1991. From 1987 to 1990, he served as president of Lehman Brothers Asia. From 1976 to 1979, Mr. Orlins served in the Office of the Legal Advisor of the United States Department of State, first in the Office of the Assistant Legal Advisor for Political-Military Affairs and then for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. While in that office, he was a member of the legal team that helped establish diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China. Mr. Orlins is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College and earned his law degree at Harvard Law School. He speaks Mandarin Chinese and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM to 6:15 PM EDT

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