US-China Business Climate & Foreign Investment Trends with Michael Hart

In this episode of The Negotiation, we are honoured to welcome Michael Hart, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in China (AmCham China).

In our conversation, Michael discusses his background and 20-year business career in Mainland China. He talks about the vital work of AmCham, which includes policy advocacy, business development support, and community building for American businesses in China. Michael shares his view on member companies’ current business environment and investment outlook. We also talk about the chamber’s interaction with different levels of government in China and the eagerness to attract foreign direct investment.

Michael has a unique window into what America’s largest companies are thinking and doing on the ground in China—it’s a must-listen for anyone looking to understand US-China relations and China’s business landscape. 

Topics discussed in this interview:

  • The role of AmCham China
  • The evolving business environment in China
  • The US-China relationship and its impact on US business in China
  • China’s 24 points to encourage investment
  • The “great decoupling” during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • The impact of foreign investment in China
  • Importance of feedback in policy changes and promoting progress
  • Interaction of AmCham with local and central governments in China
  • Understanding the different levels of government in China
  • The current state of foreign direct investment (FDI) in China
  • Foreign direct investment (FDI) in China: government’s eagerness, key sectors, and timing
  • The future of investment in China
  • AmCham’s upcoming visit to Washington, D.C., and the message they will deliver
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