Past ASN Conference Papers

“U.S.-China Trade Relations in the 1970s and Hong Kong’s Role”

By Mei Renyi & Chen Juebin, Beijing Foreign Studies University, 2006

This report analyses U.S.-China trade in the 1970’s, a decade defined by the normalization of U.S.-Sino relations. Mei and Chen uniquely tie in the role of Hong Kong and its increasing importance, outlining Hong Kong’s role in the U.S.-Chain trade chain and the difficulties in separating trade between Hong Kong and mainland China. The paper concludes that these countries can solve current trade disputes peacefully, drawing on examples from the 1970s.