Bryant-Christie Vice-President of Global Access Matt Lantz thinks one area where U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai could shine is helping the U.S. navigate the trade relationship with China. “Tai speaks Mandarin Chinese and she formerly worked at the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office looking at China’s actions and sanctions. This will be valuable. It’s a very challenging situation.” Lantz says Tai will be engaged with China issues. “The mid-March talks between the U.S. and China were challenging, to say the least. I think that was our administration showing they aren’t going to be weak on Chinese issues and will push hard. I’ve done a lot of negotiating with the Chinese and you have to come from a position of strength. I think this was our opening round and we’ll see what comes out of it.”
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