After a two-and-a-half-month delay, China held its annual Two Sessions (Lianghui) meetings at the end of May. These are the country's most important legislative meetings of the year and set China's government budgets, domestic and international policy priorities, and economic targets. This session marked the end of the 13th Five-Year Plan, the adoption of the new Civil Code, the abandonment of a 2020 GDP target, and introduced new legislation on disease control. It also drew international rebuke by passing a draft decision that will allow the National People's Congress Standing Committee to begin drafting national security legislation, effectively sidestepping the "One Country Two Systems" framework between Beijing and Hong Kong.

AmCham Shanghai is pleased to welcome Brunswick to give a read out of this year's Lianghui meetings. St. John Moore, Partner and Head of Beijing at Brunswick will present key political and economic takeaways and take audience questions.

This webinar will be hosted using Zoom. Attendees will receive a Zoom link in advance of the webinar.


  • St. John Moore (Partner, Head of Beijing at Brunswick)

    St. John Moore

    Partner, Head of Beijing at Brunswick

    St. John provides counsel to Chinese and foreign companies on matters related to public affairs, issue and crisis management, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and long-term corporate reputation management. He has been based in Beijing since 1999 and through that time has worked with a wide variety of foreign companies operating in China and Chinese companies going global.
    St. John joined Brunswick in 2008 following seven years at APCO Worldwide where he advised foreign multinationals on investment, public affairs, government engagement, and corporate communications issues across China.

    St. John has extensive hands-on experience advising on technology, media, and telecom issues as well as natural resources sector. He is a key author and driver of Brunswick’s government and policy analysis.

    Recent issue and crisis counsel includes high profile environmental incidents; multi-jurisdictional product recalls; food and safety recalls; anti-corruption investigations; intellectual property litigation; bankruptcy and criminal matters; class action cross-border lawsuits; and corporate espionage matters. He has advised on Chinese companies going global, including the acquisition of key assets and integration matters, as well as foreign companies acquiring assets in China.

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