Executive Director Jean-Marc F. Blanchard interviewed for Frankfurter Allgemeine story on the China-United States Phase I Trade deal

Dr. Jean-Marc F. Blanchard, Executive Director of the Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations, was interviewed for a Frankfurter Allgemeine, Germany’s equivalent of the Wall Street Journal, article published in the wake of the conclusion of the Phase I Trade deal between China and the United States (US) in mid-Januaruy. This wide-ranging piece asked why the deal was struck, which side won, and what is the likely direction of the China-US relationship going forward. Dr. Blanchard was asked for his specific assessment of future foreign direct investment patterns and stated that American firms would remain interested in China regardless of the fact that we have seen some investors leave for other destinations. The original story appears as Hendrik Ankenbrand, “Waffenruhe im Jahr der Ratte,” Frankfurter Allgemeine, January 14, 2020, https://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/der-handelsstreit/handelskonflikt.... Copyright remains with the original holder.