How Will the US-China Trade War Change Everything?

Posted by: Doug Bruhnke - Global Chamber on Friday, July 12, 2019

In this special LIVE and globinar event, we discussed and navigated challenges and opportunities of the US-China Trade War.

We heard from expert speakers to determine how best to prepare for the coming years of disruption in global trade. And there will be disruption!

The event was pulled together in collaboration between Thunderbird School of Global Management and Global Chamber®.

Read more and watch the program recorded by Thunderbird HERE.

There will some key points that all the panelists agreed on. First and foremost is that the U.S. approach to China seems to be devoid of understanding of how the Chinese government thinks, and their long-term view (vs. the tweet of the moment approach).

Dr. Gamso's concluding statements were sobering: "This might all be good for China in the long run. People in China look at the U.S. as bullying China right now. The trade war might actually increase support for the Chinese government. And it might force them to change policies in a way that makes the economy less dependent on trade, less dependent on exporting and economic engagement with the U.S. So in the long run, not only might the tariffs not work (for the U.S.), but they might be totally counterproductive.” 

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Dr. Jonas Gamso - Associate Professor of International Trade at Thunderbird School of Global Management. Dr. Jonas Gamso is an assistant professor of international trade and global studies at Arizona State University's Thunderbird School of Global Management, as well as a senior sustainability scholar in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability.  

Jonas teaches and conducts research on issues of global political economy, international development, and quantitative methods.  His primary research focus is on trade between developing countries, and the impacts of this sort of trade for sustainable development. He also conduct studies on foreign aid and international migration, and on foreign investment and political risk. His research has been published or is forthcoming in Environmental Policy and Governance, International Studies QuarterlyJournal of Environment and DevelopmentJournal of International Relations and DevelopmentJournal of World BusinessLatin American PerspectivesPolicy SciencesReview of International Political Economy, and World Development.

Todd Cornell - Founder and Managing Director of Cultur668. Cultur668 is a cross-cultural consulting and training firm focused on business, culture and etiquette in China. In addition, Todd is the compiler of The Five Skills of "Bing Fa" – business strategies based on practices straight out of Chinese culture. Over a period of 20 years living, working, and studying in China, he has achieved a profound understanding of Chinese culture in a way that helps foreign businesses succeed there.

The Fives Skills of Bing Fa begin with "know self and know others"【知己知彼】to achieve successful interactions… in war, relationships or business. These are inherent practices that the Chinese apply to most situations.

Todd speaks native-fluent Mandarin Chinese, successfully bridging differences between the US and foreign mindsets with Chinese thinking and practices. Those differences stem from different world views, histories and cultural influences that exist between China and the Western World. More: and contact Todd at

Anne Dellos - Global Business Strategy Consultant at The Leading Edge. 

Anne Dellos is a business launch and business expansion professional with extensive strategic marketing, partnership development and lead generation expertise.  Anne has been a regular speaker and Master of Ceremonies at numerous global conferences and has been featured on CNBC and BBC and Bloomberg TV providing commentary and analysis on the global telecommunications market.

Anne has been consulting to companies launching or expanding their business in Asia since 2007, first from her 19-year base in Singapore, and now from Phoenix, AZ.  She has delivered market expansion solutions to companies based in the US, Asia, Middle East and Europe, and has demonstrated success across large corporations, medium-sized enterprises and start-up businesses.  Anne’s experience in marketing, business development, pipeline generation and sales, combined with her background in telecommunications and technology, allows her to contribute several areas of expertise into unique results for her consulting clients.

Early in her career, Anne was an Operations Officer at the Central Intelligence Agency where she was trained in paramilitary and intelligence operations. She specialized in counterterrorism, counterintelligence and human intelligence recruitment and reporting. She has a Global MBA from Thunderbird/ASU, and BA in political science and International Economics from the University of Illinois.


Moderator: Doug Bruhnke - Founder/CEO of Global Chamber®. Doug is a two-time expat with Dupont in Tokyo and Singapore, and he has worked in over 60 countries across nearly all market segments. Doug is a regional advisor for U.S. Global Leadership Coalition and a member of a variety of international groups including the Arizona District Export Council. He has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from University of Utah and an EMBA from Michigan State University. He's dedicated to helping members of Global Chamber® to grow in 525 metros, everywhere!

About Global Chamber®: Global Chamber® is a growing and collaborating community of CEOs, executives and leaders in 525 metro regions around the world... everywhere... connecting member businesses to new opportunities, and advancing business growth, regional progress and global success. Global Chamber® is a registered trademark of Global Chamber, LLC

About Thunderbird School of Global Management: Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University is a management school located in the United States and a part of Arizona State University. The school offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, executive education programs, and MicroMasters in global management.



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