Wong MNC Center Executive Director Blanchard speaks at 2017 Government Affairs Forum in Beijing

On May 18, 2017, Dr. Jean-Marc F. Blanchard, Executive Director of the Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations, participated in a panel entitled “Managing GR in a Time of Geo-Political Risk” at the 2017 PublicAffairsAsia China Government Affairs Forum in Beijing, China. There, he offered his thoughts on matters such as the evolving political risk situation for business post-Brexit and the election of United States (US) President Donald Trump, the implications of China’s “Made in China 2025” and the US’s “Make America Great” initiatives for corporations including the structure of their public affairs work, the evolving situation regarding trade institutions (e.g., RCEP), and current strategic considerations regarding the maximizing trade and investment relations with China in light of contemporary China-US relations.