On Tuesday, October 9, the University of Minnesota China Center and Global Minnesota served as the local hosts for the 2018 CHINA Town Hall, a project of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations that took place at over 100 venues across the United States and China. More than 80 guests gathered at the Pinnacle Ballroom at the Graduate Hotel for a reception, followed by a live webcast featuring the Honorable Condoleezza Rice, Former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor, as the national webcast speaker. Secretary Rice was interviewed by National Committee President Stephen A. Orlins, who selected questions submitted by viewers—including a question from Minnesota!

After the webcast, local speaker Andy Rothman, an investment strategist at Matthews Asia, presented a lecture titled, “Trade War, What Is It Good For?” Mr. Rothman delivered an engaging talk about the relationship between the Chinese and American economies, and the need for cooperation between the two countries. Mr. Rothman then answered guests’ questions in a Q-and-A session.

CHINA Town Hall is a national conversation about China that provides Americans across the United States and beyond the opportunity to discuss issues in the relationship with leading experts.


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