Gordon Wu: China infrastructure pioneer offers insights into GBA
If China's economic rise would have been impossible without the unrivaled rollout of roads, rail and other infrastructure, then it would be fair to say Sir Gordon Wu is owed much of the credit. Hear his take on China's prospects, the GBA and Hong Kong's role in it all.
A Paradigm Shift in US-China Relations (June 5, 2019)
Jim McGregor, a veteran China watcher who has lived in China for 30 years, spoke to AmCham members on the latest development in US-China relations. AmCham’s Margaret Loo caught up with Jim to learn more.
Governor Gray Davis on the 2020 US Presidential Election (May 23, 2019)
37th governor of California Gray Davis came to AmCham HK and gave members his views on the 2020 US Presidential election. We sat down with Governor Davis to give us the latest updates on the presidential race.
David Hoffman: US-China Trade Talks and Tech Tensions (May 23, 2019)
Today we’re joined by David Hoffman, Senior Vice President – Asia, and Managing Director of the China Center for Economics and Business at the Conference Board. Hoffman has over 30 years’ experience as a resident analyst and business developer in the Greater China region. He joined the Conference Board 11 years ago, and prior to that led the Technology, InfoComms, and Entertainment Advisory practice of PWC in China for 21 years. We caught up with David at a May 9, 2019 AmCham Shanghai event, during which he provided an update on US-China trade relations and negotiations. In this episode we discuss the changing atmosphere from “strategic patience” to “strategic impatience,” the possibility of US-China technological separation, and Chinese domestic innovation.
Deal or No Deal? (May 8, 2019)
AmCham HK just hosted a timely discussion on the latest US-China Trade Talks, a day before Chinese Chief Trade Negotiator & Vice Premier Liu He flies to Washington D.C. for a new round of trade talks. We caught up with Owen Haacke, Chief Representative at the Shanghai office of the US-China Business Council, to gain some perspective from the ground of what is happening.
Alan Beebe: The View from Beijing (April 18, 2019)
In this episode we’re joined by Alan Beebe, president of AmCham China. Beebe has over 25 years’ experience in Asia and the United States, including 15 years in China helping clients across diverse industries develop and implement sound business, operations and technology strategies. Most recently, he has been president of AmCham China in Beijing for over three years. In this episode we discuss the results of AmCham China’s 2019 Business Climate Survey Report, how US-China trade tensions are impacting foreign companies in China, and what AmCham China’s main policy advocacy priorities are for the year ahead.
AmCham flashback: Steve Forbes talks taxes, Iraq war in 2002 (Sep 5, 2002)
A vote to authorize the Iraq war, a rocky time for the stock market, and slow economic growth marked a period of peak uncertainty for the United States in 2002. Steve Forbes is the Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Magazine. At an event hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce on September 5, 2002, Forbes spoke at length about the precarious state of the US economy and the prospect of going to war with Iraq. The former US presidential candidate said America's economy was not performing to its full potential, which he attributed to mistakes made by the central bank that were rooted in a misunderstanding about prosperity. Forbes outlined the need for big tax cuts in the US to remedy the situation. He also said that the IMF’s reluctance to encourage pro-growth strategies was a “formula for disaster.”
An ‘Economic Iron Curtain’ for US and China? (Jan 22, 2019)
The 90-day trade war truce between the US and China will end on March 1. Can the two countries strike a deal to end the dispute or does an ‘Economic Iron Curtain’ loom for the world’s two biggest economies? In light of the latest Sino-US tension, AmCham’s Margaret Loo spoke with Steve Vickers, CEO at Steve Vickers Associates, to hear his prognosis on the wider implications for businesses.
#AmChamHK flashback: The final governor of Hong Kong Chris Patten on the importance of the free market (June 12, 1997)
A snippet from former governor of Hong Kong Chris Patten’s 1997 speech at a luncheon hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce. Patten talks about Hong Kong’s achievements, its economy and the importance of maintaining the city’s business-friendly environment in the face of increasing political pressure in Asia.
Scott Kennedy: U.S. - China Relations at the Start of 2019 (Jan 3, 2019)
As we enter 2019, the U.S.-China relationship is rife with uncertainty. We caught up with Scott Kennedy, Deputy Director of the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), at our annual Government Affairs Conference to discuss U.S.-China tensions and what U.S. companies in China can do to improve the situation. Kennedy is a leading authority on China, and his areas of expertise include China’s global economic relations, economic policy, industrial policy and innovation. We discuss the roots of U.S.-China trade tensions, what role technology and innovation play, and what happens at the end of the current 90-day trade negotiations.