Recent product safety scares have thrown the spotlight on the enormous role China plays in supplying products to the U.S.
Could the large and growing trade imbalance with China have an adverse effect on the US economy? What role does the undervalued Chinese currency play?- World Affairs Council of Northern California
Dr. Bruce Tolentino directs and manages The Asia Foundation's economic reform and development programs. A citizen of the Philippines, he served as Assistant Minister then Deputy Minister for Policy and Planning in the Department of Agriculture of the Philippines from 1989-1993, as well as Executive Director of the Agricultural Credit Policy Council of the Central Bank of the Philippines from 1986-1990.
He has served as team leader and chief or party for projects funded by the World Bank, ADB, USAID, UNDP, FAO and other donors in Asia and Africa. His many technical assistance assignments include: Deputy Program Manager of the CARERE/SEILA (Decentralization) Program of UNDP in Cambodia from 1994-1996; Chief Technical Adviser on International Trade to the Government of Vietnam, under an FAO project in 2000-2002; Senior Adviser on Policy, Planning and Reorganization to the Government of the Philippines under an ADB project in 1997-2000; and Senior Economic Advisor to the Supreme National Economic Council of Cambodia under an ADB project from 2002-2004.