FORA.tv Speaker - Charles Freeman
Charles Freeman joined USTR on April 15, 2002, as Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade representative responsible for the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, and Mongolia.
An Attorney by training, Mr. freeman has had a wide-ranging career, much of it engaged with Asia-Pacific business and economic development issues. Immediately prior to joining USTR he served as Legislative Counsel for Senator Frank H. Murkowski (R-AK), advising on international trade and other non-domestic issues with a regional focus on East Asia. He previously had been Director of the Asia Foundation's economic reform programs in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan; before that was Director of the International Herald Tribune's Asia-Pacific program of international trade and investment conferences; and before that was Director of emerging market trading and research for Schooner Capital corporation. Earlier in his career he practiced venture capital and securities law at Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault in Boston.
Mr. Freeman received his J.D. from Boston University School of Law, where he was an editor of the Law Review and graduated with honors. He earned a B.A. from Tufts University in Asian Studies, concentrating in Economics, also with honors. He also studied at Fudan University in Shanghai and at the Taipei Language Institute. He speaks Mandarin Chinese.
11.25.08 | 01:41:08 min
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