As the COVID-19 pandemic presents unprecedented challenges to every level of the global economy, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations is bringing together leading American and Chinese experts on economics and trade to share analysis and projections on the issues in a series of virtual programs, Coronavirus Crisis: What it means for U.S.-China Economic & Trade Relations, .

The final program in the series, Coronavirus Crisis: Prospects for U.S.-China Cooperation in Combatting the Global Economic Downturn, was held on May 27, 2020.

  • Nicholas R. Lardy, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • Robert E. Rubin, Former U.S. Treasury Secretary
  • Lu Feng, Director, China Macroeconomic Research Center, Peking University
  • Yao Yang, Boya Chair Professor and Dean, National School of Development, Peking University 

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For more information on the potential economic, social, and political impacts of the coronavirus outbreak, and its long-term implications for U.S.-China relations, please visit our Coronavirus Impact Series.


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