Newswise — Chinese President Xi Jinping told U.S. executives this week that bilateral relations between the two countries can improve, saying in remarks, “Over the past couple of years, the China-U.S. relationship experienced some setbacks and serious challenges, from which lessons should be learned. The relationship cannot go back to the old days, but it can embrace a brighter future.” The executives and others from major international companies were in Beijing for the annual China Development Forum.

If you would like more context on this matter, please consider Scheherazade Rehman, the director of the European Union Research Center and a professor of international finance, business, and international affairs at the George Washington University. She has advised a number of institutions including OPIC, USAID, U.S. State Department, The World Bank, IMF, and Central Banks and Finance Ministers of Turkey, Nigeria, Peru, Mongolia, Hungary, Poland, Russia and China. She is also currently a member of the Board of Directors of the International Trade and Finance Association and the European Union Centers of Excellence in Washington, D.C. Rehman’s expertise includes international finance, global and emerging financial markets, central banking, privatization and financial sector development, Middle East economics and Islamic finance and the European Union.

Rehman can discuss a number of topics related to this news, including the outcome of the meetings and the business dynamics between the U.S. and China.

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