Frost Brown Todd (FBT) Charleston Partner-in-Charge Carte Goodwin participated in the rollout of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission’s 2023 report to Congress. Goodwin, a commissioner for the organization since 2011, participated in the event as part of his responsibilities for that role.
The report covers the national security implications of the bilateral trade and economic relationship between the U.S. and China and includes numerous recommendations to Congress, including policy changes to respond to China’s attempts to leapfrog the U.S. in warfare capabilities, as well recommendations gleaned from a hearing that Goodwin co-chaired earlier this year entitled “Rule by Law: China’s Increasingly Global Legal Reach,” which explored the Chinese Communist Party’s ambitions to promote its view of international law and challenges faced by U.S. courts in interpreting Chinese law and assessing the Chinese legal system.
The live-streamed event took place on November 14, the day before President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping’s meeting at the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.
The event included remarks from Chair Carolyn Bartholomew and Vice Chair Alex Wong, in addition to questions from the in-person and virtual audiences, unpacking the major trends in China’s global reach, influence and interference, trade relations and economics, and issues related to security and foreign affairs.