Former chairman of China Merchants Group and China Merchants Bank, Qin Xiao, presents his research on the new paradigm that the U.S.-China trade war represents and possible solutions to the conflict at the Forecast of China’s Economy for 2019. Hosted annually by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and Peking University’s China Center for Economic Research, this year's half-day conference was held at the Citigroup Center on January 10, 2019.

Qin Xiao, who received his Ph.D. in economics from Cambridge University, is a council member of the FSDC (Financial Services Development Council, HK) and guest professor at Tsinghua University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He served as chairman of China Merchants Group and China Merchants Bank; president and vice chairman of China International Trust and Investment Corporation (CITIC); and chairman of CITIC Industrial Bank. He was a deputy to the Ninth National People’s Congress, a member of the 10th and 11th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, and an advisor on the Foreign Currency Policy of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange. He also served as chairman of APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) for 2001. His papers and books in economics, management, and social transformation have been published in China and abroad.