Key Issues in U.S.-China business relations in 2023: How to de-risk without decoupling
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by SupChina
1y ago
This week on China Corner Office, Chris Marquis talks to Craig Allen, President of the US-China Business Council (USCBC), about the future outlook of different business sectors in 2023, in part based on his visit to China in late 2022. While Craig is optimistic about the rapid growth of the agriculture, energy, manufacturing, and consumer goods and services sectors, he noted that the aerospace and tech sectors are a different story. They discussed U.S.-China positioning in the tech sector and the recent establishment of the Select Committee on the Strate ..read more
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"Seeking Truth and Hiding Facts," with Jeremy Wallace
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by SupChina
1y ago
This week on China Corner Office, Chris Marquis discusses information control with Jeremy Wallace, associate professor in the Department of Government at Cornell University. Jeremy is the author of the new book Seeking Truth and Hiding Facts: Information, Ideology, and Authoritarian Rule in China. Jeremy discusses how a communist party came to justify itself through GDP statistics and why they have shifted away from this focus recently. Also discussed is how and why cadres falsify data and the techniques researchers use to identify manipulated statistics. Jeremy also reflects on the ..read more
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The Performative State : China’s environmental governance, COVID lockdowns, and more
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by SupChina
1y ago
This week on China Corner Office, Chris Marquis discusses environmental governance in China with Iza Ding, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh and author of the recent book The Performative State: Public Scrutiny and Environmental Governance in China. Iza explained how performative and substantive governance can diverge and discussed her on-the-ground research both in China and beyond. Iza provided an overview of the trajectory of China’s environmental protection efforts and the effects of the recent COP27 meeting. She also gave her asse ..read more
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What does the CHIPS Act mean for U.S.-China semiconductor competition?
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by SupChina
1y ago
In August, the Biden administration finally passed a semiconductor subsidy bill. The CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 achieved rare bipartisan support and promises funding of more than $200 billion over the next five years with the goal of re-establishing the U.S. as a global center of semiconductor manufacturing. To understand the bill and its impact, this week on China Corner Office, Chris Marquis discusses the CHIPS Act with Rory Murphy, Vice President of Government Affairs at the U.S.-China Business Council; and Paul Triolo, Senior VP for China and Technology Policy Lead for Albrigh ..read more
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Doing business in China: insights from a cultural perspective
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by SupChina
1y ago
This week on China Corner Office, Chris Marquis talks to Mona Chung, a bicultural business leader and expert on doing business in and with China. The discussion focused on the challenges and strategies to navigate cultural factors for foreign companies. Mona shared some common differences that might create tensions between Chinese and foreign businesses, especially in areas like pricing, branding, marketing, and cross-cultural management. A few highlights of the show include the lessons learned from Foster’s withdrawal from the Chinese beer market, how to read Ren Zhengfei’s rec ..read more
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Contrasting AI superpowers China and the U.S. with George Shen
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by SupChina
1y ago
This week on China Corner Office, Chris Marquis is joined by George Shen from IBM, a tech exec and thought leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and Cloud technologies, spanning the U.S. and China. George provides background on the general development of AI, and the similarities and differences between the strategies of China and the U.S. While China’s whole nation approach led to the country’s 2017 National AI strategy, in the U.S, AI development is more fragmented across the private and public sectors. Also discussed is the AI report from former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, which predicted ..read more
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The future of Chinese agriculture investment in the U.S.: insights from the Fufeng case
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by SupChina
1y ago
The U.S. Senate recently passed a bill that would ban Chinese investment in U.S. agribusiness, in response to a proposal by China-based Fufeng Group to build a corn milling operation in Grand Forks, North Dakota. To understand the significance and implications of such investment, this week on China Corner Office, Chris Marquis talks with Brandon Bochenski, the mayor of Grand Forks. Brandon provides helpful context on a number of topics including how such deals take place, the impact of the corn mill under question, and also sources of the political opposition. He also provides s ..read more
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How companies are dealing with the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act
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by SupChina
1y ago
There is significant uncertainty about how companies can deal with the sweeping UFLPA which just went into effect in late June. To understand this policy and how it is being enforced, this week on China Corner Office, Chris Marquis discusses the UFLPA with Craig Allen, President of the US-China Business Council, and Jon Gold, vice president of supply chain and customs policy at the National Retail Federation. Unlike prior trade policy which assumes importers are “innocent until proven guilty”, the UFLPA places the onus on manufacturers and importers to ensure their supply chains ..read more
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Impact investing with Chinese characteristics
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by SupChina
2y ago
This week on China Corner Office, Chris Marquis talks to Yijing Wang, founder of 2060 Advisory, an impact investing advisory firm based in Hangzhou. Yijing discusses the impact landscape in China and how it has accelerated since China’s announced its 2060 carbon neutrality goal. She provides context on this goal and how it has shaped the mission of her company and its projects. Also discussed are differences between western and Chinese impact investment infrastructure, with Yijing offering advice to western audiences interested in impact funds in China.   See Privacy Policy ..read more
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U.S. midterm elections and China policy with Rory Murphy
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by SupChina
2y ago
Today on China Corner Office, Chris Marquis talks to Rory Murphy, vice president of government affairs at the U.S.-China Business Council (USCBC) to discuss a recent report on the implications of the U.S. midterm elections for U.S.-China trade relations. Topics discussed include recent policy initiatives such as the CHIPS Act, the National Critical Capabilities Defense Act, and the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. These acts reflect both convergence and divergence between the attitudes of the Democrats and the Republicans on China, as well as within the parties themselves. Also discussed ar ..read more
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