January 13, 2016: For decades Secretary Paulson has enjoyed rare access to the highest levels of China’s ruling elite. As head of Goldman Sachs, Paulson was pivotal in opening up China to private enterprise. As Treasury Secretary, he encouraged trade with the newly emerging economic powerhouse and created the Strategic Economic Dialogue with China, now the world’s second-largest economy.
Secretary Paulson joined former congressman David Dreier in a discussion on U.S.-China relations and the topics of his New York Times best selling book, Dealing with China: An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower.
Secretary Paulson served as the 74th Secretary of the Treasury under President George W. Bush, from 2006 to 2009. Prior to that, he had a 32 year career at Goldman Sachs, serving as chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Earlier in his career, he was a member of the White House Domestic Council under President Nixon as well as a staff assistant at the Pentagon.