Doug Barry lives in Washington, D.C., where he is Senior Director of Communications and Publications at the U.S. China Business Council (USCBC) and adjunct professor at George Washington University. Doug has worked in the private sector as a strategic communications consultant, assisting clients in industries including healthcare, data analytics, and higher education. He has also held posts in Washington and throughout Asia at the US Foreign and Commercial Service. Earlier in his career he worked as a journalist for ABC News in New York and London. He has written several books and numerous articles on international trade for businesspeople. As a spokesperson, he has been quoted in The New York Times, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, and many other publications and broadcast news outlets.
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In this conversation, Jade and Doug discuss the current state of U.S.-China relations and the importance of the shared economic relationship. The USCBC’s recently published recently published 2020 State Export Report tracks the U.S. goods and services exports to China, by state, over the past ten years. Highlighted areas for Michigan include the automotive industry as well as the education industry, areas of the economy that have suffered somewhat recently due to tariffs and the expected continued contraction of foreign visitors and students due to the current pandemic.