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August 23, 2019
TAG Senior Advisor Evan Medeiros on the Trump-Xi Relationship

The Washington Post

TAG Senior Advisor Evan Medeiros shares important insights on the Trump-Xi relationship in David Nakayama’s Washington Post piece.

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August 20, 2019
Partner Amb. Kurt Tong on the How the U.S. Should Respond to Protests in Hong Kong (Audio Recording)


NPR’s Ailsa Chang talks with Kurt Tong, former consul general to Hong Kong and Macau, about the influence the U.S. can exert on the situation in Hong Kong.

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August 13, 2019
Senior Advisor Mark Linscott on the Current USMCA Debate

The Atlantic Council

Even as the US-China trade war proceeds to the next gripping chapter, another trade drama is unfolding between the Trump administration and the US Congress on the fate of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) as a replacement to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  The administration missed the opportunity to obtain Congressional approval for USMCA prior to the August break, and House Democrats’ insistence that there be key changes to the agreement before it is taken up remains a central dynamic in its future prospects.

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August 2, 2019
Senior Advisor Mark Linscott Outlines Key Trade Issues Affecting the U.S.-India Relationship

Observer Research Foundation

The US-India commercial relationship – trade and investment – has been growing steadily over the years and seems destined for an exciting, even transformational, future. However, both sides – meaning the two governments — have been stuck for decades in a continuous feedback loop of neglect, occasionally interrupted by moments of high tension and conflict, when it comes to the trade relationship.

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July 31, 2019
Partner Amb. Kurt Tong Suggests a Different Approach from Beijing Amid Tensions with Hong Kong

South China Morning Post

Partner Amb. Kurt Tong discusses Beijing’s response to tensions in Hong Kong during an event at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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