Hong Kong — November 8, 2019 — On October 30 to November 1, The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (AmCham HK) led a senior delegation to Beijing to meet with officials from government ministries and think tanks, as well as with officials from the U.S. Embassy.
The annual Beijing Doorknock has been held since 1993. Over the years, the mission has been to advocate positive HK-U.S.-China commercial relations, and to have a better understanding of China's economic and trade policies. This year, the delegation brought with them a special focus to Beijing: to reinforce the fundamental principles of the “One Country, Two Systems” model, and the importance of maintaining Hong Kong’s value as an international business and financial center, for now and into the future.
A Summary of Meetings
- Meeting with Ambassador Terry Branstad, U.S. Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, and Embassy Country Team
- China Briefing by Jacob Gunter and Tom Groot Har, Policy and Communications, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China
- Meeting with Sun Tong, Director-General of the Department of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao Affairs of the Ministry of Commerce
- Roundtable Discussion with AmCham China, hosted by AmCham China Chairman, Tim Stratford; and President, Alan Beebe
- Meeting with Zhang Zhengxin, Deputy Director-General, International Department, People’s Bank of China
- Meeting with Luo Wen, Vice Chairman, National Development and Reform Commission, People’s Republic of China
- Closed-door luncheon with James McGregor, Chairman, APCO Worldwide Greater China
- Meeting with Zhang Dawei, Vice Chairmen & Secretary-General, China Center for International Economic Exchanges
- Meeting with Zhang Xiaoming, Director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of the State Council
Special thanks to JW Marriot Beijing Central, AmCham HK’s 2019 Beijing Doorknock official hotel partner for their support in making this visit a success.