[Webinar] Implications of US-China Tensions for Business: Navigating the Risks & Opportunities

October 23, 2020, 08:00-09:30

Member Price: HKD 100
Non-Member Price: HKD 180


The webinar link will be emailed to all successful registrants at 6:00PM on Thursday 22nd October, 2020


In addition to a global pandemic, the year 2020 has laid bare the increasingly complex and worsening relationship between the United States of America and the People's Republic of China (PRC). This webinar seeks to highlight some of the business and trade drivers pre-2020 that led both the PRC and US towards technology decoupling and escalation of a potential cold war.

Other countries are increasingly being pushed to choose sides. Where does this leave Canada's relationship with both the US and China? This comparative event will provide insight not only into Canada's precarious and complex role but also that of Germany, the European Union, Australia, and Japan, and how those countries and their companies see both opportunities and challenges in the new environment.

To provide expert insight, the Chambers' Policy and Government Relations Committee (PGRC) has invited accomplished individuals with a cumulative 80+ years of China business experience to share their thoughts.

Please join us for a timely signature event on how businesses, both Canadian and non-Canadian, should be navigating this increasingly complex geopolitical environment!



Richard McGregor
Senior Fellow
Lowy Institute

Richard McGregor is an award-winning journalist and author with unrivalled experience reporting on the top-level politics and economies of east Asia, primarily China and Japan. He was the Financial Times bureau chief in Beijing and Shanghai between 2000 and 2009, and headed the Washington office for four years from 2011. Prior to joining the FT, he was the chief political correspondent and China and Japan correspondent for The Australian. His book The Party: The Secret World of China’s Communist Rulers won numerous awards, including the Asia Society in New York award in 2011 for best book on Asia. His latest book, Asia’s Reckoning: China, Japan, and the Fate of US Power in the Pacific Century, was described as “shrewd and knowing” by The Wall Street Journal, and a “compelling and impressive” read by The Economist. He was a fellow at the Wilson Center in 2015 and a visiting scholar at the Sigur Center at George Washington University in 2016. He has lectured widely, in the United States and elsewhere, on Chinese politics and Asia.


Joerg Wuttke
The European Chamber of Commerce in China

Mr. Joerg Wuttke is Vice President and Chief Representative of BASF China, based in Beijing. Previous to joining BASF, Mr Wuttke worked with ABB for 11 years. From 2001 to 2004, Mr Wuttke was the Chairman of the German Chamber of Commerce in China. He is the President of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China. Since its establishment in 2013, Mr Wuttke is a member of the Advisory Board of the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS), in Berlin. He has lived and worked in the People's Republic for more than thirty years.


James McGregor
APCO Worldwide, Greater China

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.


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Cancellation Policy: Payment is non-refundable unless the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong cancels the event. If you are unable to attend, cancellations must be received in writing 72 hours prior to the event. No shows will be charged. Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

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