Hong Kong's Next Golden Era? (July 8, 2020)
During the 1990s, Hong Kong was once considered ‘the goose that lays the golden egg.’ Since the rise of China, Hong Kong’s economic influence seems to have waned. Facing a triple whammy of Covid-19, social movement as well as an escalated US-China tension, can Hong Kong navigate through such turbulent times and come out stronger? Simon Cartledge, Founder at Big Brain, shared his insights on the outlook of Hong Kong.
China’s Economy in Post COVID-19 and Beyond (May 15, 2020)
How is the Chinese economy recovering from COVID-19? Can it bounce back more quickly compared with countries that are still in lockdown? We caught up with Michael Pettis, Professor of Management Practice, Guanghua School of Management at Peking University on the state of the Chinese economy and his latest book, co-authored with Matt Klein "Trade Wars are Class Wars: How Rising Inequality Distorts the Global Economy and Threatens International Peace."
Han Lin: Financial Impact of Covid-19 on MNCs in China (April 14, 2020)
This episode we spoke with Han Lin, Senior Vice President and Deputy Manager of Wells Fargo Shanghai, about how multinational corporations in China are weathering the financial storm of the coronavirus. We discussed the strategies MNCs and their clients are using to mitigate their financial damage during the pandemic, the forms of support offered by the Chinese government and banks, and what the financial landscape for both foreign and domestic MNCs in China may look like in the months and years ahead.
Jean Liu & Sam Cheung: Impact of Coronavirus on China's Education Industry (March 31, 2020)
We're joined this week by two leaders from international learning group Education First about the effect of the coronavirus on China's education industry. Jean Liu, chief corporate affairs officer at EF, joined by phone from Shanghai, and president of EF China's English Center Sam Cheung joined by phone from Hong Kong. The two discussed how EF made the sudden pivot to entirely online learning as China entered a lockdown, their perspective on how the industry as a whole is coping and what the lasting changes on teaching could be once schools are back in session.
COVID-19 and Implications for US-China Relations (Apr 8, 2020)
There has been a structural change between the Dragon and the Eagle. The COVID-19 global pandemic has recently added new complications to the world’s most important bilateral relationship. AmCham’s Margaret Loo caught up with Robert Daly, the Director of the Institute on China and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson Center to gain the on the ground insight of COVID-19 and implications for US-China Relations.
Ker Gibbs: AmCham Shanghai during COVID-19 (Mar 25, 2020)
In our first episode recorded since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, AmCham Shanghai president Ker Gibbs discusses how the Chamber has handled the rapidly changing situation over the past several weeks. We also talk about how our many member companies have been faring during the pandemic, and how both the Chamber and its members are strategizing for success in the weeks and months to come. special thanks to AmCham Shanghai
Brookings' David Wessel on the Economic Impact of COVID-19 (Mar 26, 2020)
As the COVID-19 situation is drastically escalating in the US, the world’s largest economy is in free fall. The US government has employed both fiscal and monetary policy tools in unprecedented ways to save the economy. AmCham’s Margaret Loo spoke with David Wessel, Director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at Brookings on the economic impact of COVID-19.
Lessons From China’s Rise and the Implications For Japan and US (Jan 22, 2020)
AmCham’s Margaret Loo sat down with Professor Ezra Vogel, one of the most respective scholar on East Asia, to discuss the trilateral US-China-Japan relationships and the Greater Bay Area.
The State of the US Presidential Race (March 5, 2020)
Two democratic frontrunners have prevailed after a consequential Super Tuesday. Who will be the likely Democratic presidential nominee to take on Donald Trump, the incumbent president, this November? We spoke with Steve Okun, who served in the Clinton administration from 1994-1999 on the results from Super Tuesday and what they mean for the remainder of the presidential race.
Business impact of COVID-19 on American companies in China (February 27, 2020)
AmCham spoke with Owen Haacke, Chief Representative at the Shanghai office of the US-China Business Council, on the business impact of COVD-19 on American business on the ground and implications for US-China trade relations.