The US Competitive Response to the BRI - Pushback Too Little, Too Late?


There are a number of complex, legal moves that the U.S. has made over the last 2 years which lawyers in international practice need to be familiar with.

Is there a strategy?
What is the U.S. currently doing to offer a competitive response to China?s Belt & Road Initiative and its Digital Silk Road component?
What additional steps can the U.S. take to improve its competitiveness with China among the BRI countries?
What are the risks and what advice should you consider providing to those clients electing to participate in the BRI?

Moderator: Wade Weems, Esq, Partner with Kobre & Kim (Shanghai, China)

Speakers: (partial list committed to date)

Paul B. Edelberg, Partner at Fox Rothschild LLP, New York City, former Co-Chair Central/East Asia & China Committee and a member of the Belt & Road Task Force.

William Oberlin, former senior aerospace executive for Boeing and President of Boeing, Northeast Asia and Chairman of AMCHAM, South Korea.

Scott Blacklin, former Vice President ? Emerging Markets, Public Sector , Cisco Systems, Inc. and currently working with a consortium of U.S. tech firms in competition with Huawei and other PRC tech firms in BRI developing countries.

Dr. Robert Spalding, BGen, USAF (Ret'd), former Director of Strategic Planning for the National Security Council and the chief architect for the U.S. National Security Strategy. Dr. Spalding is also a former China strategist for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Defense Attache to China. He is the author of "Stealth War: How China Took Over While America's Elite Slept."

Date and Location

Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm