China’s Undeclared Trade War and Why the U.S. is Practicing Unilateral Disarmament
December 15, 2011
Hosted by Té Revesz
This week we look at how China's industrial policies--in particular its support for state-owned industries and forced technology transfer from foreign investors--have impacted the U.S. economy, manufacturers and jobs. Guests include international trade lawyer and lobbyist Roger Schagrin of Schagrin Associates, Thomas M. Conway, International Vice President of the United Steelworkers, and Timothy Brightbill of Wiley Rein who represents the Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing. We will talk about: -How China's subsidies to its manufacturers hurt not only core U.S. industries such as steel, but the industries that are expected to generate growth and jobs in the future, like green energy. -Why for 20 years, the U.S. government has done so little to protect American industry-or even to pursue the remedies that are available under its treaties and domestic laws. -And what Business and Labor can do to get to get the Congress and the Administration to take action.
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Té Revesz is known for her ability to conduct strategic research on a global basis and for her creativity in handling complex business challenges.
As principal of GlobalReach-SBI, a research and consulting firm with a network spanning over 60 countries, Té provides clients with strategic intelligence on market opportunities and threats. She covers such diverse areas as global branding, new product development, payment cards, clinical trials, and political risk. An expert in primary research, Té has interviewed business, government and labor leaders, doctors and technical experts—and managed focus groups—around the world. She was profiled in Super Searchers Go to the Source as one of the top US interviewers.
Prior to founding her own firm, Té headed the Industrial & Healthcare Practices of FIND's Strategic Consulting & Research Group and taught at the Zicklin School of Business (Baruch/CUNY). She was the Editor of Business International’s flagship newsletter and helped create its country risk service.
An NYC native, Té is active with Citizen Action, the URJ’s Commission on Social Action, and NY Neighbors for American Values (defending religious freedom, diversity and equality). She holds a Masters from Columbia’s School of International & Public Affairs and a BA from Goucher College. She’s an avid bike rider, theater buff and farmers market supporter—and the bemused owner of 2 demanding felines.