Thu, Jul 11 | Centered Spirit

Great Decision Group - Chapter 5: Decoding U.S. - China Trade

Interested in reading and open discussions? Want to dive into International relations and issues? If so Great Decisions may just be what you're looking for!
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Great Decision Group - Chapter 5: Decoding U.S. - China Trade

Time & Location

Jul 11, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Centered Spirit, 8131 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64114, USA

About the Event

Though arguably the most advanced economy in the world, the United States still uses centuries-old numbers to measure trade. These antique numbers mangle understanding of the U.S.-China trade relationship, shrinking America’s true economic size and competitiveness, while swelling China’s. Bad numbers give rise to bad policies that ultimately kill U.S. jobs and cede market share to China. What other tools can the United States employ to counter China’s unfair trade practices? There are several available, yet they remain mostly unused.

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What is great decisions group?

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book and meeting in a discussion group to discuss the most critical international issues facing the United States, and the global community, today. From libraries, homes, retirement communities, universities, high schools, and more, meeting locations are endless.

It is open to individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and interests

Free to join (all you need is a $25 briefing book, which will provide all of the Great Decisions reading material you’ll need for the entire year!)

Non-partisan and centered on civil discussion

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The 2019 topics are:

- Refugees and Global Migration

- The Middle East: Regional Disorder

- Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future?

- The Rise of Populism in Europe

- Decoding U.S.- China Trade

- Cyber Conflict and Geopolitics

- The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested

- State of the State Department and Diplomacy

Come and join to discuss about those important topics and discover local initiatives near you.

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