AJ is from New York City and graduated from Fordham University with a background in economics and international affairs. Now in Beijing, he is especially interested in the creative uses and implementation of big data. He also enjoys observing the macroeconomic trends of emerging economies, new developments in international geopolitics and various foreign policy initiatives. He is also passionate about football and its ability to bridge cultures and unite people from all over the world.

We interviewed some Americans living in Beijing to get their opinion on the current U.S.-China trade war. Living in China gives them a unique perspective on the matter as they have first-hand experience with the political climate in both countries. Their responses varied, but there was common desire to see the dispute be resolved as soon as possible, as everyone acknowledged the economic damaged cause to both sides.