Joseph Borich

Joseph Borich


Formor Foreign Service Officer
Former Executive Director at Washington State China Relations Council.

Throughout a distinguished career that has spanned government, non-profit, business, and military sectors, Joe Borich has been a respected analyst and official operating at the forefront of the US-China relationship. Joe assists American client companies who are interested in engaging with China more deeply and Chinese companies establishing a presence in this country.

As president of the non-profit Washington State China Relations Council from 1997 to 2013, Borich represented the trade policy interests of more than 100 corporate members in Beijing and Washington, D.C. These member companies included The Boeing Company, Microsoft Corporation, Costco Wholesale, Expeditors International and PACCAR International. The Council has been a leading voice since 1979 in promoting trade between China and the United States.Prior to that, Borich held numerous positions at the U.S. Department of State including American Consul General in Shanghai from 1994 to 1997. In addition, he served every U.S. president from Richard Nixon to Bill Clinton in various China-related capacities.  

Joe brings expertise and a wealth of experience in international relations and business, in particular, with regard to the U.S. and China. He spent a total of 12 years living in China and Taiwan and still travels there frequently. He maintains a network of contacts among Chinese government officials and business leaders, as well as with U.S. government agencies and U.S. business organizations. The professional organizations to which he belongs include the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and the Pacific Council on International Policy. 


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2016 Global Chinatown Conference Seattle Summit
February 22-24, 2016
Seattle, WA

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NACC is a Washington State not-for-profit corporation formed to serve as a diverse platform providing the information and resources to help companies and individuals in North America and Greater China to have better understanding and connection in, academic, business, and hi-tech fields.


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