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The US-Asia Institute hosted Mine to Ours: A Global Perspective on the Sharing Economy. For this briefing, the Institute recruited panelists from Airbnb China, the Consumer Technology Association, and Heritage Foundation and the Internet Education Foundation to discuss the benefits and challenges created by embracing a, internet-based sector of economy.

In the Rayburn House Office Building, advocates of the sharing economy discussed its cutting-edge innovation in the early 2000’s, the cost of these innovative business practices for established sectors of the economy, and the ongoing discussion about regulation.

We thank Ms. An Li, the head of Public Policy and Government Affairs for Airbnb China, Michael Hayes, Senior Manager of Government Affairs at CTA, Shane Tews, President of Logan Circle Strategies and Riley Walters, Research Associate at the Heritage Foundation for their insights and Wayne Morrison, Analyst at the Congressional Research Service for leading the discussion. The Institute is glad to have participated in this enlightening discussion!