CCG event on MNCs opportunities and challenges in China

February 24 , 2022




On February 24th, the Center for China and Globalization (CCG) hosted a roundtable at its Beijing headquarters. The event featured the release of Transition and Opportunity: Strategies from Business Leaders on Making the Most of China’s Future, its latest edited volume published with Springer-Nature.


As the editor of Transition and Opportunity, CCG President Wang Huiyao gave welcome remarks and a presentation of the book, followed by opening remarks by CCG Vice-chair Ben Harburg. Representing the publisher of the book, William Achauer, Editorial Director for Business, Economics, Political Sciences, and Law at Springer Nature in Singapore and Leana Li, Editorial Director for Springer Nature China, gave their remarks. Special addresses were also given by Craig Allen, President of the US-China Business Council; Jörg Wuttke, President of the EU Chamber of Commerce in China; Vaughn Barber, Global Chair, KPMG’s Global China Practice; Chairman of AustCham China; and Roberta Lipson, Founder and CEO, United Family Hospital; and LENG Yan, Executive Vice President of Daimler Greater China, CCG Senior Council Member.

A roundtable was then held to explore the opportunities and challenges for MNCs in China, moderated by Mabel Miao, CCG Secretary-General and the editor of the book. A number of the contributors of the book who are leaders of trade groups and MNCs in China, as well as a select group of leading corporate executives and stakeholders, were gathered to explore issues concerning the role of MNCs in China’s economic transition as well as the business environment and operational realities MNCs across different sectors in China face in the post-pandemic period as well as opportunities that lie in sustainable development, digitalization, technology,  health, education, vehicles, aerospace, and trade. Topics of discussion revolved around transparency, supply chain, flow of talents, trade mechanisms and agreements, US-China decoupling, China-UK and China-EU relations, the Sino-Japanese relationship, and international cooperation on climate change.

Full list of roundtable participants (in alphabetic order):
Vaughn Barber, Global Chair of KPMG’s Global China Practice – contributor
Ben Harburg, CCG Vice-chair
Joseph Cash, Policy Analyst, China Britain Business Council (CBBC) – contributor
Agnes CUI, Vice President of Government Affairs, IBM China
DONG Ruiping, Vice President of Herbal Life China, CCG Senior Council Member
Guido D. Giacconi, Vice President of EU Chamber of Commerce
Jerry Guo, Vice President for Government Affairs, Qualcomm China , CCG Senior Council Member
Hideo Kawabuchi, Counselor, Embassy of Japan
LENG Yan, Executive Vice President of Daimler Greater China, CCG Senior Council Member
Roberta Lipson, Founder and CEO, United Family Hospital
LIU Chang, Vice President of Knorr-Bremse Asia Pacific
Steve Lynch, Managing Director of BriCham China
Matthew Margulies, Senior Vice President of China Operations, USCBC
Martin Mueller, Chairman at Swiss Chinese Chamber of Commerce – contributor
Miranda Wang, Managing Director, ETS China; CCG Senior Council Member– contributor
Yanping Wang, Former General Manager of Public Affairs, LinkedIn China; Executive Director, Hillhouse Capital Group and Secretary General, Gaoling Foundation – contributor
Jörg Wuttke, President of the EU Chamber of Commerce in China – contributor
Gloria Xu, Country Manager, Albemarle, Vice-Chair, AmCham China
List of observers (in alphabetic order):
CHEN Nan, Director of Government Affairs, Canon China
CHEN Nan, Executive Director, Strategic Branding Department, Terumo China
GAO Shaohua, Manager, Government Affairs and Market Access, I-MAB Biopharma
Jessica Kang, Senior Manager of Government Affairs, Starbucks China
LIU Xuejiao, Supervisor, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
LU Hai, Counselor, Mexican Chamber of Commerce in China
Johnson Ma, Director of Risk and Compliance, Dow Jones
MENG Yongtao, Director, Commercial Risk, Aon-COFCO Insurance Brokers, Beijing
MIN Liping, Manager of Government Affairs, Herbal Life China
PENG Yu, Senior Manager, Strategic Partnership, Diagnostics Roche
SUN Jingze, Director of Public Affars, LinkedIn China
SUN Weisen, President of PA HQ, United Imaging
SONG Qian, Senior Director of Government Affairs, Estee Lauder
Tan Xiaolong, Senior Director, Government Affairs, Qualcomm
Robin Tso, Head of CEO/COO Office, Airbus China
TIE Shanhong, Senior Manager of Government Affairs, GAP
Ann Wang, Director of Government Affairs, Nike China
Helen Wang, Senior Manager & Head of DSM Public Affairs for China
Michael Wang, SVP, External Relations Beijing Office, HSBC China
Sijie Wang, Government Engagement Director, GE China
WANG Wei, Senior Manager, Group Market Analysis, Volkswagen
Amy Wen, Director of Government Affairs and Market Access, AstraZeneca China
WU Hua, Corporate Affairs, Nestlé
YANG Pingye, Senior Manager of Public Affairs, eLongNet Information Technology
Cecilia Ye, Director of Public Affairs, NOVARTIS China
ZHANG Lipei, Senior Director of China Office, USCBC
ZHANG Yingying, Senior Editor, Springer-Nature
Anna Zhao, Director of Government Affairs and Market Access, GE Healthcare
ZHAO Dong, Market Access Director, Siemens Healthineers
Michelle Zhang, Senior Government Affairs Manager, Knorr-Bremse Rail China