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After more than a year of negotiations, the U.S. and China signed a phase-one trade deal on January 15 in which China pledged significant purchases of American agricultural products, improved intellectual property rights protection and an end to forced technology transfer. Nine days later Chinese authorities announced a quarantine in Wuhan over COVID-19. What followed were a series of progressively severe domestic and international travel restrictions designed to limit the spread of the virus.

While news of COVID-19 has dominated headlines, less attention has been paid to how the virus will impact the implementation of the phase-one trade deal, which took effect on February 14. AmCham Shanghai is pleased to present a webinar with Kenneth Jarrett, senior advisor at the Albright Stonebridge Group, on March 3 at 10 am Shanghai time. Ken will discuss how the COVID-19 outbreak will impact the phase-one trade deal and where will the U.S.-China trade talks will go from here. AmCham Shanghai will collect questions from attendees before the webinar.

This talk will be on the record and will be recorded. A recording will be distributed following the webinar upon request.


  • Kenneth Jarrett (Senior Advisor at Stonebridge Advisors (Beijing) Co., Ltd.)

    Kenneth Jarrett

    Senior Advisor at Stonebridge Advisors (Beijing) Co., Ltd.

    Kenneth Jarrett, based in Shanghai, is a Senior Advisor at ASG, where he draws on decades of business and diplomatic experience in China and across East Asia to provide perspective and advice to businesses, investors, and other organizations with interest in the region.

    Most recently, Mr. Jarrett spent five years as President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai. Under his leadership, the Chamber helped hundreds of companies establish and grow their networks in China and navigate operational and regulatory challenges.

    Previously, Mr. Jarrett was a distinguished diplomat whose positions included service as Consul General in Shanghai, and as Deputy Consul General in Hong Kong. His 26-year foreign service career also included postings in Beijing, Chengdu, and Singapore. His government roles in Washington, D.C, included serving as Director of Asian Affairs at the White House National Security Council. Following his government service, Mr. Jarrett served as Chairman of Greater China for APCO Worldwide.

    Mr. Jarrett is a frequent commentator on the business environment in China, and he has been quoted in outlets including Bloomberg, the Economist, the Financial Times, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal, among others.

    He is the recipient of the Magnolia Award (Silver) from the Shanghai government and is a member of the National Committee for U.S.-China Relations.

    Mr. Jarrett earned an M.A. in East Asian Studies from Yale University and an M.A. in National Security Studies from the National War College. He received a B.A. in History from Cornell University. He speaks Mandarin Chinese.

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