Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 5:30 PM EDT - 7:00 PM EDT

National Committee on U.S.-China Relations |, New York, NY

In late May, Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping are expected to sign a deal to bring an end to the ongoing trade war. This upcoming signing summit raises many questions: What are the prospects for a deal? In what areas will the United States and China find common ground and compromise? What will continue to be points of contention? Moreover, even if a deal is reached, can it effectively solve the underlying tensions in the relationship?

On Thursday, May 2, 2019, Nicholas Consonery, director at Rhodium Group, presented and lead an interactive discussion on the U.S.-China trade war. Mr. Consonery shared his analysis on what brought the two countries into the current trade conflict, what issues are likely up for negotiation, how to judge whatever deal is announced, and what that deal will mean for the bilateral relationship. The remaining time was allotted for a group discussion, and participants were encouraged to ask questions, share their own perspectives, and provide comments.

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Nicholas Consonery

Nicholas Consonery is director of China Macro at Rhodium Group. He has a decade of experience analyzing China’s commercial, economic and political dynamics for private and public sector clients. Before joining Rhodium Group he helped build a political and country risk practice at FTI Consulting in New York. Prior to that, Mr. Consonery worked for eight years at Eurasia Group, where he was the firm’s lead analyst on China’s economic and financial policies. During his time at Eurasia Group he helped to build that firm’s prestigious China practice, culminating with his appointment as director there in 2014. He holds a master’s degree in Asian studies from the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University, and a bachelor’s degree in Asian studies and political science from Furman University. Mr. Consonery is a member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.