Please note: This event is open to CBBC Premium members only.
We are delighted to invite Premium members to this virtual roundtable with Craig Allen, President of the US-China Business Council (USCBC), on Thursday 2 July 2020.
The session will run 14.00 – 15.00 BST UK / 21.00 – 22.00 CST China.
This session follows up on the CBBC-USCBC Premium member lunch with Craig back in February when he was last in London.
This virtual roundtable will provide an opportunity for Premium members to hear an update from Washington DC on the state of US-China relations in the lead up to the presidential elections and to explore the impact of the growing anti-China rhetoric on UK business.
• Opening remarks – Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles, Chair, CBBC
• US-China relations update – Craig Allen, President, USCBC
• Interview – Craig Allen & Andrew Peaple, CBBC
• Q&A / Discussion with members
Craig Allen President, US-China Business Council
On July 26, 2018, Craig Allen began his tenure as the sixth President of the United States-China Business Council (USCBC), a private, nonpartisan, non-profit organization representing over 200 American companies doing business with China.
Prior to joining USCBC, Craig had a long, distinguished career in US public service.
His last government position was as US Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam (December 2014–July 2018).
Before that, Craig served in Washington as Deputy Assistant Secretary for China (2012–2014) in the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA), and as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia (2010–2012).
He served previously as Senior Commercial Officer at the US Embassy in South Africa (2006– 2010), and as Senior Commercial Officer at the US Embassy in Beijing (2003–2006). When in Beijing, he was promoted to Minister Counselor rank in the Senior Foreign Service.
While on a Foreign Service assignment to the National Center for APEC in Seattle (2000–2002), Craig worked on APEC summits in Brunei, China, and Mexico.
Earlier posts were as Deputy Senior Commercial Officer and Commercial Attaché at the US Embassy in Tokyo (1995–2000), as Commercial Attaché at the US Embassy in Beijing (1992– 1995), and as Director of the American Trade Center in Taipei (1988–1992). He started his career in government in 1985 as a Presidential Management Intern in ITA at the Department of Commerce.
Craig received a M.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University (1985), and a B.A. in Political Science and Asian Studies from the University of Michigan (1979).
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