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AmCham China Chairmen's View From China in D.C. 2017

February 2, 2017
William Zarit
AmCham China
AmCham China & CHINADebate U.S.—China Trade/Business Series 2017 Terrific insights from leaders on the ground in China. While in D.C. the Chairmen joined us in a panel discussion and individual interviews about U.S. business in China, U.S.-China relations, trade, and much more. We present their views in a 13 part series. Sheryl WuDunn, business executive, lecturer, best-selling author, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize moderated.

1. Meet the AmCham China Chairmen

2. 'U.S. companies feel less welcome in China.'

3. 'On trade, reciprocity should rule.'

4. Trade & Innovation

5. Open China’s Markets to U.S. Business

6. ‘Is Jack Ma right, will e-commerce create U.S. jobs?’

  • [Q&A] Dennis Wilder, Georgetown University, Assistant Professor of Practice & Senior Fellow at the Initiative for US-China Dialogue on Global Issues

7. ‘Has China decided Foreign Direct Investment isn't so important for them?’

  • [Q&A] Pieter Bottelier, Visiting Scholar, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University (SAIS)

8. ‘How do we solve the problems between the U.S. and China?’

  • [Q&A] Christine Vick, The Cohen Group

9. What's the most pressing challenge now? 

  • [Interview] Bill Zarit, Chairman of AmCham China, Senior Counselor, The Cohen Group

10. 'China's Got To Realize The Gig's Up' 

  • [Interview] James McGregor, Chairman, APCO Worldwide Greater China region | former Chairman of AmCham China (1996)

11. 'Re-look WTO agreements with China.'

  • [Interview] Dennis Wilder, Georgetown University, Assistant Professor of Practice & Senior Fellow at the Initiative for US-China Dialogue on Global Issues

12. ‘Biosciences, healthcare, consumer, all opportunities.’ 

  • [Interview] John Watkins, Former Chairman of AmCham China (2009 – 2010) and senior business executive] 

13. 'China: explain why markets not open.'

  • [Interview] Lester Ross, Wilmer Hale, Partner-in-Charge, Beijing Office

AmCham China & CHINADebate U.S.—China Trade/Business Series 2017

In February 2017, the Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China, along with several past Chairmen, came to Washington, D.C. for the annual Congressional 'Door Knock.' The presidents joined us while on their annual Washington 'Door Knock' visit for meetings with members of Congress and other government leaders. Terrific insights from leaders on the ground in China. While in D.C. the Chairmen joined us in a panel discussion and individual interviews about U.S. business in China, U.S.-China relations, trade, and much more. We present their views in a 13 part series. Sheryl WuDunn, business executive, lecturer, best-selling author, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize moderated.

Moderated & Interviewed by Sheryl WuDunn

Sheryl WuDunn is a business executive, lecturer, best-selling author, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize moderated.

1. Meet the AmCham China Chairmen

2. 'U.S. companies feel less welcome in China.'

3. 'On trade, reciprocity should rule.'

4. Trade & Innovation

5. Open China’s Markets to U.S. Business

6. ‘Is Jack Ma right, will e-commerce create U.S. jobs?’
  • [Q&A] Dennis Wilder, Georgetown University, Assistant Professor of Practice & Senior Fellow at the Initiative for US-China Dialogue on Global Issues

7. ‘Has China decided Foreign Direct Investment isn't so important for them?’
  • [Q&A] Pieter Bottelier, Visiting Scholar, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University (SAIS)

8. ‘How do we solve the problems between the U.S. and China?’
  • [Q&A] Christine Vick, The Cohen Group

9. What's the most pressing challenge now? 
  • [Interview] Bill Zarit, Chairman of AmCham China, Senior Counselor, The Cohen Group

10. 'China's Got To Realize The Gig's Up' 
  • [Interview] James McGregor, Chairman, APCO Worldwide Greater China region | former Chairman of AmCham China (1996)

11. 'Re-look WTO agreements with China.'
  • [Interview] Dennis Wilder, Georgetown University, Assistant Professor of Practice & Senior Fellow at the Initiative for US-China Dialogue on Global Issues

12. ‘Biosciences, healthcare, consumer, all opportunities.’ 
  • [Interview] John Watkins, Former Chairman of AmCham China (2009 – 2010) and senior business executive] 

13. 'China: explain why markets not open.'
  • [Interview] Lester Ross, Wilmer Hale, Partner-in-Charge, Beijing Office
William Zarit

William Zarit

Chairman of AmCham China
AmCham China
  • Current Chairman of AmCham China
  • He serves as a Senior Counselor at The Cohen Group, advising U.S. and Chinese companies on investment and government relations strategies
  • He is the former Minister of Commercial Affairs at the US Embassy in Beijing.
AmCham China

AmCham China

The American Chamber of Commerce in the People's Republic of China is a non-profit, non-governmental organization whose membership comprises more than 3,300 individuals from 900 companies operating across China. The chamber's nationwide mission is to help American companies succeed in China through advocacy, information, networking and business support services. AmCham China is the only officially recognized chamber of commerce representing American business in mainland China. With offices in Beijing, Tianjin, Dalian, Shenyang and Wuhan, AmCham China has more than 50 working groups, and holds more than 250 events each year.

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'China's Got To Realize The Gig's Up'

'China's Got To Realize The Gig's Up'

James McGregor is being interviewed by Sheryl WuDunn at a CHINADebate event in Washington, D.C.

'One of the problems in the U.S. is we're always worried about the relationship. Let's make China worry about the relationship for a while. China's got to realize the gig's up, that they had a really good run, and that now it's going to be reciprocity. It's going to be fairness. If they want to do business with America and Americans, then they've got to open their markets the way we have.'

AmCham China Chairmen's View From China in D.C. 2017

AmCham China Chairmen's View From China in D.C. 2017

1. Meet the AmCham China Chairmen

2. 'U.S. companies feel less welcome in China.'

3. 'On trade, reciprocity should rule.'

4. Trade & Innovation

5. Open China’s Markets to U.S. Business

6. ‘Is Jack Ma right, will e-commerce create U.S. jobs?’

  • [Q&A] Dennis Wilder, Georgetown University, Assistant Professor of Practice & Senior Fellow at the Initiative for US-China Dialogue on Global Issues

7. ‘Has China decided Foreign Direct Investment isn't so important for them?’

  • [Q&A] Pieter Bottelier, Visiting Scholar, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University (SAIS)

8. ‘How do we solve the problems between the U.S. and China?’

  • [Q&A] Christine Vick, The Cohen Group

9. What's the most pressing challenge now? 

  • [Interview] Bill Zarit, Chairman of AmCham China, Senior Counselor, The Cohen Group

10. 'China's Got To Realize The Gig's Up' 

  • [Interview] James McGregor, Chairman, APCO Worldwide Greater China region | former Chairman of AmCham China (1996)

11. 'Re-look WTO agreements with China.'

  • [Interview] Dennis Wilder, Georgetown University, Assistant Professor of Practice & Senior Fellow at the Initiative for US-China Dialogue on Global Issues

12. ‘Biosciences, healthcare, consumer, all opportunities.’ 

  • [Interview] John Watkins, Former Chairman of AmCham China (2009 – 2010) and senior business executive] 

13. 'China: explain why markets not open.'

  • [Interview] Lester Ross, Wilmer Hale, Partner-in-Charge, Beijing Office
William Zarit

William Zarit

Chairman of AmCham China
AmCham China
  • Current Chairman of AmCham China
  • He serves as a Senior Counselor at The Cohen Group, advising U.S. and Chinese companies on investment and government relations strategies
  • He is the former Minister of Commercial Affairs at the US Embassy in Beijing.
AmCham China

AmCham China

The American Chamber of Commerce in the People's Republic of China is a non-profit, non-governmental organization whose membership comprises more than 3,300 individuals from 900 companies operating across China. The chamber's nationwide mission is to help American companies succeed in China through advocacy, information, networking and business support services. AmCham China is the only officially recognized chamber of commerce representing American business in mainland China. With offices in Beijing, Tianjin, Dalian, Shenyang and Wuhan, AmCham China has more than 50 working groups, and holds more than 250 events each year.

Channels

AsiaStrat
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Trivium China
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