Event Details

The U.S.-China relationship continues to be a top concern for many American companies operating in China. Many hope that the meeting between President Biden and Chairman Xi will reorient the relationship on a more positive path. Did the meeting lead to further cooperation or more tension? To help our members better understand the current state of US-China relationship, AmCham Shanghai is organizing a panel to discuss the key takeaways of the Xi-Biden meeting and its impact on US-China relationship. The panel will feature China experts including Mattie Bekink, China Director at Economist Intelligence Corporate Network, Joe Mazur, senior analyst at Trivium China, Xin Qiang, professor at Fudan University, and Eric Zheng, AmCham Shanghai president. After a discussion on the topic, the session will conclude with a Q&A session.

*A light sandwich lunch will be served at the event. This event is off-the-record and seating is limited.


11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
check in
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Panel Discussion
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM


  • Mattie Bekink (China Director of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network)

    Mattie Bekink

    China Director of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network

    Mattie Bekink is responsible for the Economist Corporate Network’s China strategy, including programme development and client servicing across China. She also provides support to all Economist Corporate Network programmes worldwide with a China component.

    Ms Bekink has extensive experience in the public, private and policy sectors. Prior to joining The Economist Group, she was the Executive Director of the Fulbright Commission in the Netherlands. She also ran an eponymous consulting business, advising senior executives from businesses, universities and non-profit organisations on China policy, strategy, public affairs, and corporate social responsibility. Ms Bekink practiced law at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, has worked with the US-Asia Law Initiative at NYU Law School and the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative China Program, and served in the legal department at General Motors China.

    Ms Bekink has a BA in International Relations from Stanford University and a JD from the Georgetown University Law Center.

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  • Joe Mazur (Senior Analyst at Trivium China)

    Joe Mazur

    Senior Analyst at Trivium China

    Joe Mazur is Trivium China's lead analyst on geopolitics and the financial sector. Based in Beijing since 2015, Joe is focused on helping companies understand and navigate geopolitical risk in the China market and beyond.He has written extensively on US-China relations, Chinese diplomacy under Xi Jinping, and China's burgeoning sanctions regime. Joe holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Harvard College and a master’s degree in international relations from Peking University.

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  • Xin Qiang (Professor at Fudan University)

    Xin Qiang

    Professor at Fudan University

    Professor XIN Qiang is the inaugural director of the Center for Taiwan Studies (from 2014 to present) and deputy director of the Center for American Studies (from 2007 to present) at Fudan University. He teaches and studies Taiwan issue, China-US relations and maritime security studies. Dr. Xin is the author of Mainland China’s Taiwan Policy: From Peaceful Development to Selective Engagement (London: Routledge, 2022), award-winning Interpreting US Taiwan Policymaking: Perspective of Congress (Shanghai People Press, 2010), award-winning “Semi-Self-Contained” Congress: Behavior Patterns of US Congress Diplomacy (Shanghai: Fudan University Press, 2005), and co-author of US Congress and US Security Policy toward China, 1989-2004 (Beijing: Shishi Press, 2005). He is also translator of several classic works, including Theory of International Politics of Kenneth Waltz, The Man, State and War of Kenneth Waltz, and After Hegemony of Robert Keohane. Dr. Xin has written extensively and published numerous articles in the U.S., UK, Japan, Korea, and China (Mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan). He serves on the editorial board of some esteemed journals including the Journal of Contemporary China (University of Denver), Taiwan Research Journal (Xiamen University), Fudan American Review (Fudan University) and Cross-Taiwan Strait Studies, etc.

    In 2002, Prof. Xin received his Ph. D in international relations from Fudan University and joined the Center for American Studies to present. From August 2017 to August 2018, he was a visiting fellow at the SAIS, Johns Hopkins University. From October 2010 to January 2012, he pursued a visiting scholarship in the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University. From September 2001 to July 2002, he was a visiting scholar at American University in Washington, DC. He worked for Congressman Jim McDermott in the House of Representative of US Congress from November 2001 to May 2002. He has been awarded multiple honors for his academic excellence and leadership, as “New Century Talent” by China’s Ministry of Education, as well “Shuguang Scholar”, “Pujiang Scholar” and “Social Scientific Horizon Prize” by Shanghai Metropolitan Government.

    Prof. Xin is the Co-Chair of the “Taiwan Center, Fudan University/Fairbank Center, Harvard University Workshop of Cross-Strait Relations” (2016 to present), and Assistant Research Director of the “Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism” initiated by University of Chicago (2014-2016). He is adjunct professor of some esteemed institutes and universities including mainland China’s Xiamen University, Wuhan University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, and Taiwan’s Cheng Kung University. Dr. Xin has frequently provided consultation to the Taiwan Affairs Office of State Council and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, State Oceanic Administration of China, etc.

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  • Eric Zheng (President at AmCham Shanghai)

    Eric Zheng

    President at AmCham Shanghai

    Eric Zheng became the President of AmCham Shanghai in 2022. He has been involved in the Chamber for over 15 years as a member, committee leader, Board member, Board treasurer, Board secretary, and Board vice chair, and Board chair (2018 and 2019).

    Eric brings a unique combination of private and public sector experiences to the presidency. He worked in management consulting with PwC in the U.S. and later served for the U.S. Department of Commerce as the principal commercial officer at the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou. Eric had a long career with AIG in Greater China and held a series of positions that culminated in his service as CEO of AIG China. He then chaired the board of Heng An Standard Life Insurance Company.

    In volunteer roles, Eric serves as the Greater China regional chair of the Committee of 100 and as a board director of Shanghai Make-A-Wish Charity Foundation. The Shanghai municipal government has granted Eric its Magnolia Gold Award in recognition of his significant contributions to the city. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Fudan University and an MBA from Georgetown University.

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Member Ticket

Definition of a Member: You are personally registered as a member and hold a membership card.

Member Price RMB 100
Member Company Employee Price
Standard Price RMB 250
Non-Member Ticket
Standard Price RMB 550


AmCham Shanghai Conference Center

27F, Infinitus Tower

No.168 Hubin Road, Huangpu District

Shanghai, China

If you have any questions please contact Lexi Qiu

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