The 2023 Two Sessions meetings have ushered in substantial structural and leadership changes in the Chinese government that will have a long-term impact on foreign companies operating in China. These changes include the establishment of a new financial regulatory authority, new national data bureau, and adjustments to the science and technology ministry. The meetings also elected a new premier with strong business and government ties.
To help members understand the impact of these developments, AmCham Shanghai and the Washington State China Relations Council invites you to a webinar discussion with James McGregor, APCO China Chairman, and Kenneth Jarrett, Albright Stonebridge Senior Advisor at 8:00-9:00 AM on March 24 (Shanghai time)/ 5:00-6:00 PM on March 23 (Seattle Time). Mr. McGregor and Mr. Jarrett will provide their insights on the key takeaways of the Two Sessions meeting and the potential impact on foreign companies investing and operating in China.
This webinar is part of the AmCham Shanghai Government Policy Support (GPS) briefing. The GPS series brings together different voices to deep-dive into Chinese government policy and its effects on American companies in China. The policy webinars will focus on China's foreign relations, business in China and regulatory environment in China.
Executive Director of Washington State China Relations Council
Nor Coquillard served as a business executive in Asia running the operations of Cargill, Incorporated in Korea, Japan and China from the mid 1980’s until 2010. During that time, he held numerous positions in business associations including serving as the Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai for several years.
Nor served as the Chairman and President of Enactus China, the China operations of the U.S.-based non-profit. From 2011 to 2017, he also served as the of Chairman of IMA China, an organization that hosts forums for the China-based CEOs of multinational corporations.
Nor is on the International Advisory Council of the global consulting firm, APCO and is a member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.
Kenneth Jarrett is President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai. Previously Mr. Jarrett was Chairman for Greater China of APCO Worldwide, a Washington-based public affairs consultancy, from October 2008 – July 2013. Before APCO, Mr. Jarrett was a U.S. diplomat for 26 years, from 1982-2008. His assignments included U.S. Consul General in Shanghai, Deputy Consul General in Hong Kong, and Director of Asian Affairs in the National Security Council. He also served in Singapore, Manila, Beijing, Chengdu and in Washington, DC. Mr. Jarrett has degrees from Cornell University, Yale University and the National War College. He is a member of the National Committee of US-China Relations.
Greater China Chairman at APCO (Beijing) Consulting Company Ltd. Shanghai Branch
James McGregor is chairman of APCO Worldwide’s greater China region and author of two highly regarded books: No Ancient Wisdom, No Followers: The Challenges of Chinese Authoritarian Capitalism, and One Billion Customers: Lessons from the Front Lines of Doing Business in China. He also wrote the noted APCO monograph China’s Drive for Indigenous Innovation—A Web of Industrial Policies.
Prior to joining APCO, Mr. McGregor was the founder and CEO of a China-focused consulting and research firm for hedge funds, a reporter for The Wall Street Journal and a chief executive of Dow Jones & Company in China. Mr. McGregor is also a former chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China, and has long served as a leader of AmCham’s U.S, government relations. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, the International Council of Asia Society and a board member of the U.S.-China Education Trust.