China First? How is President Biden’s presidency expected to influence USA’s relationship with China?

China First? How is President Biden’s presidency expected to influence USA’s relationship with China?

China First? How is President Biden's presidency expected to influence USA's relationship with China?

On 17 February, we invite you to a webinar with author, public debater and US expert Mr. Jan Arild Snoen and Mr. Svein S√¶ther, Norway’s former ambassador to China for over a decade.

One of the first things Joe Biden did as the newly elected president was to start the clean-up the mess left by President Trump. Day one in the White House resulted in 17 different presidential orders to take back a slightly less chaotic United States. Can this continue into a spring cleaning where the ice cold relationship between the US and China is thawing?

Hear from US expert Jan Arild Snoen and former ambassador to China, Svein S√¶ther. The session, in Norwegian language is moderated by Geir Sviggum, Chairman and Partner, Wikborg Rein, Norway’s most successful legal firm.

Date: Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Time: 08.30-10.00 Norwegian Time (14.30-16.00 Thailand)

Venue: Zoom

Please note that the event is conducted in Norwegian. Deadline for registration is Monday, 15 February.

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About Moderators

Geir Sviggum er Partner ved Wikborg Reins Oslo-kontor og er styremedlem i SNCC. Sviggum ledet Wiborg Reins kontor i Shanghai fra 2008 til 2013, og ledet firmaets internasjonale satsning fra 2012 til 2016.

About Panellists

Snoen er forfatter, samfunnsdebattant og spaltist i ulike medier, blant annet Aftenposten. Han er en mye brukt kommentator om amerikansk politikk, og utga i 2020 boken Trump-sjokket. Til h√łsten kommer en ny bok om rivaliseringen mellom USA og Kina.

Svein S√¶ther er en norsk diplomat med lang fartstid fra en rekke utenriksstasjoner. S√¶thers opphold i Beijing ble forlenget godt utover vanlig tjenestetid for ambassad√łrer da det oppstod en diplomatisk krise mellom Norge og Kina etter tildelingen av Nobels fredspris til den kinesiske demokratiforkjemperen Liu Xiaobo i 2010.

Time
08:30 - 10:00