In the first half of 2020, the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and further deterioration in the bilateral relationship pushed two-way investment flows between the United States and China to their lowest level in nearly a decade. While flows recovered in the second half of the year, persistent bilateral frictions and elevated regulatory scrutiny continue to weigh on investor sentiment and create an uncertain outlook for two-way investment in 2021.

On May 19, 2021, the National Committee held a virtual program with report author Thilo Hanemann (Rhodium Group), Anna Ashton (US-China Business Council), and Timothy Stratford (Covington & Burling LLP Beijing) for the annual Two-Way Street report launch and discussion of the latest two-way investment data and analysis.

Read the report here.

About the Speakers


Featured Image


This podcast series brings you the full audio from our public programs, featuring in-depth analysis from scholars, journalists, and policymakers. Regular releases cover a range of developing issues related to U.S.-China relations, domestic politics, foreign policy, economics, security, culture, the environment, and areas of global concern.

Connect with Us

Support Us

The National Committee on United States-China Relations, Inc., welcomes financial and in-kind contributions. The Committee is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and, as such, donations to it are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.