China Voices: The AmCham Shanghai Podcast

China Voices: The AmCham Shanghai Podcast

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Whether it’s interviews with modern day entrepreneurs, wizened China hands, company heads, lawyers, or supply chain experts, China Voices brings you a pan-optical view of doing business in China. In a country where economics is politics, China Voices speaks to the academics and policy experts who try to make sense of this emerging economy. So expect to hear from world-class thinkers at some of the best universities and research institutes as they pass through Shanghai, as well as Shanghai-based experts on U.S.-China relations. Thanks for listening!
Steve Sunderland: What China’s changing healthcare means for business
Sep 13 • 17 min
We’re joined by Stephen Sunderland, managing director at L.E.K. Consulting, a global management consulting firm. Sunderland has 17 years’ experience as a strategy advisor, and is an expert on healthcare in China. We discuss changes to China’s medical…
Dan Krassenstein – Asian Supply Chains and the impact of tariffs
Aug 30 • 24 min
We’re joined by Dan Krassenstein, Director of Asia Operations for Procon Pacific, a global packaging solutions company. Dan has over 30 years of international supply chain and logistics experience, and has worked around the world in a variety of supply…
Joanne Wood: Corporate finance advisory and a lifetime of China
Aug 16 • 17 min
Today we’re joined by Joanne Wood, founder and chairman of Capital 8, a corporate finance advisory firm headquartered in Shanghai. Wood first came to China in the early 1980s, and founded Capital 8 more than 10 years ago. We discuss her early days in…
Aaron Chang: Understanding WeChat and its business implications
Aug 2 • 17 min
Today we’re joined by Aaron Chang, founder and CEO of JINGdigital, a marketing automation platform that specializes in turning WeChat followers into customers. Chang came to Shanghai in 2006, and in 2013 launched JINGdigital. We discuss the importance of…
Ken Jarrett & Ian Driscoll: The 2018 China Business Report
Jul 19 • 27 min
Today we’re joined by Ken Jarrett, president of AmCham Shanghai, and Ian Driscoll, communications director at AmCham Shanghai and co-author of the 2018 China Business Report. AmCham Shanghai’s annual China Business Report is based on a survey of member…
Lesli Ligorner: China’s legal landscape and the revised Anti-Unfair Competition Law
Jul 5 • 16 min
Today we’re joined by Lesli Ligorner, partner at law firm Morgan Lewis. Ligorner specializes in labor and employment law, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and local anticorruption compliance. She co-authored a white paper on the recent amendments to…
Bill Russo: Automobility and the future of vehicles
Jun 21 • 23 min
Today we’re joined by Bill Russo, founder and CEO of Automobility, a strategy and investment advisory firm helping companies navigate the automobile market’s disruptive shift from a vehicle-centric business model focused on hardware ownership to a…
Cameron Johnson: Manufacturing & selling carbon fiber textiles in China
Jun 7 • 12 min
Today we’re joined by Cameron Johnson, general manager, Asia, at Sigmatex, a leading developer and manufacturer of carbon fiber textiles for composite material applications, ranging from high volume automotive manufacturers to performance leisure brands…
Claire Chen: Clobotics, computer vision and the tech startup life
May 24 • 20 min
Claire Chen, co-founder of computer vision startup Clobotics, joins us today. Clobotics uses artificial intelligence and computer vision to enable machines to perform complex tasks such as inspecting the blades of wind turbines or taking inventory at a…
Richard McGregor: U.S.-China-Japan relations and the fate of U.S. power
May 10 • 18 min
We’re joined by Richard McGregor, senior fellow at the Lowy Institute, to discuss his latest book, Asia’s Reckoning: China, Japan, and the Fate of U.S. Power in the Pacific Century. McGregor spent most of his career covering these three countries as a…
Titi Baccam: The R&D environment for foreign companies in China
Apr 27 • 16 min
We’re joined by Titi Baccam, director of Government Relations at AmCham Shanghai and co-author of the latest AmCham Shanghai policy report, Chasing Innovation: R&D Barriers and Incentives in China. The report examines the policy environment, trends and…
Kerry Brown: Understanding China’s foreign policy landscape
Apr 12 • 22 min
Kerry Brown, professor of Chinese Studies and director of the Lau China Institute at King’s College, London, discusses his latest book, China’s World: What Does China Want? Brown has authored many books on modern Chinese politics, history and language,…
Tim Stratford & Chris Adams: Tariffs, tension and the future of U.S.-China Trade
Mar 22 • 19 min
We’re joined by Tim Stratford and Chris Adams of Covington & Burling. Both previously held high-level government positions, with Stratford serving as Assistant U.S.-Trade Representative and Adams as Senior Coordinator for China Affairs at the Treasury…
Shaun Rein: The War for China’s Wallet
Mar 8 • 21 min
In this episode we’re joined by Shaun Rein, founder and managing director of the China Market Research Group (CMR), a strategic market intelligence firm focused on China, to discuss his latest book, The War for China’s Wallet. We discuss China’s use of…
Kent Kedl: The evolution of risk in China
Feb 22 • 22 min
Kent Kedl, Senior Partner at Control Risks Asia Pacific and CEO for Control Risks’ Greater China and North Asia region, joins us to discuss the risks companies face in China, how those risks have changed over time, and what companies should do to succeed…
Melissa Lam: Bringing Education First to China
Feb 1 • 16 min
In this episode we’re joined by Melissa Lam, general manager and chief representative, China, at Education First (EF). A seventeen-year veteran at EF, Lam came to China in 2005 and has overseen the company’s rapid expansion from a staff of 100 to over…
Art Dicker: Understanding Chinese outbound investment
Jan 18 • 20 min
In this episode we’re joined by Art Dicker, cross-border China investment and market entry specialist and founder of Pacific Bridge Group, for a discussion of China’s outbound investment. Co-hosted by AmCham Shanghai’s communications director, Ian…
Scott Minoie: The story of Element Fresh
Jan 3 • 20 min
In this episode we’re joined by Scott Minoie, founder and managing director of Element Fresh, a Western-style restaurant chain focusing on fresh and healthy food. Minoie came to China in 1999, planning to stay for a couple months. Eighteen years later…
Lenora Chu: A firsthand look at China’s education system
Dec 14, 2017 • 18 min
In this episode we talk to Lenora Chu, author of Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve, which tells the story of China’s education system through the perspective of an American mother and journalist. Joined by…
Linda Zhang: Managing in China’s economic transition
Nov 29, 2017 • 18 min
In this episode we’re joined by Linda Zhang, Partner in Charge, Shanghai, at executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles. First joining Heidrick & Struggles in 2000, Zhang was among the first wave of executive recruitment specialists in China. Zhang has…
Mark Tanner: The skinny on marketing in China
Nov 16, 2017 • 17 min
In this episode we’re joined by Mark Tanner, founder and managing director of China Skinny, a marketing, research, and strategy company. We talk to Mark about trends in China today, the importance of using city-specific marketing strategies, and how…
Andrew Polk: China after the 19th Party Congress
Nov 2, 2017 • 15 min
Andrew Polk, co-founder and partner at Trivium China, a Beijing-based research and advisory firm, joins us today to share his impressions of what’s in store for President Xi Jinping’s second term. We discuss leadership changes in the Politburo and…
Ken Jarrett: DC Doornock debrief
Oct 19, 2017 • 21 min
Ken Jarrett, president of AmCham Shanghai, joins us today to discuss his recent return from the AmCham Shanghai Doorknock – an annual business delegation to Washington DC. This year’s delegation met with high-level representatives of the Trump…
Adam Livermore: Hiring practices in China
Sep 28, 2017 • 19 min
Adam Livermore, Partner at Dezan Shira & Associates, joins us today to discuss hiring practices in China. Livermore, who manages Dezan Shira’s Dalian, Qingdao and India offices, specializes in the legal and administrative aspects of human…
Jenny Yao: Understanding the Sanming healthcare reform model
Sep 14, 2017 • 22 min
In this episode, we’re joined by co-host David Basmajian, member of AmCham Shanghai’s Board of Governors. We speak to Jenny Yao, partner and head of healthcare at KPMG, about the ‘Sanming model’ of healthcare reform in China. Launched by the city of…
Bob Theleen: Reflections on the early days of reform
Aug 28, 2017 • 28 min
We are joined by Bob Theleen, founder and CEO of ChinaVest, a leading financial and strategic advisory firm. Theleen first came to mainland China in 1976, opened ChinaVest in 1981, and launched the first foreign institutional venture capital fund in China…