CHINA BUSINESS - Beijing Doorknock 2017: An Annual Dialogue of Strengthening Ties


On November 20-21, AmCham led a group of 23 people to Beijing to meet with Chinese enterprises and officials from China’s Central Government Ministries, the HKSAR Government Beijing Office and U.S. Embassy.

This year’s visit was led by Chairman Walter Dias, Vice-Chairman Jack Lange, President Tara Joseph and Past Chairmen James Sun and Steven DeKrey.

In light of the recent 19th China Party Congress, President Trump's visit to China and the APEC Summit

in Vietnam, key topics on the agenda included:

  • The impact of the 19th Party Congress on businesses in China
  • Next phase of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)
  • HK's role in the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area (GBA)
  • China’s policy on emerging financial technologies, latest updates on financial reform and RMB internationalization
  • Inbound investments into China and outbound investments of Chinese enterprise
  • U.S.-China trade and investment relations

A Summary of Meetings

Ding Guorong, front row, 3rd from left
Key personnel: Ding Guorong, Executive Vice President, Silk Road Fund
Meeting focus: Role of the Silk Road Fund in BRI

Mandy Wong, far right; Arthur Lam, 3rd from right
Key personnel: Mandy Wong, Assistant Director and Arthur Lam, Principal Trade Officer; The Office of the HKSARG in Beijing (BJO)
Meeting focus: Hong Kong’s role in GBA development

Luncheon meeting with Chen Zhou, Vice Chairman, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT)

Li Bo, front row, 6th from right
Key personnel: Li Bo, Director General of Monetary Policy Department, People’s Bank of China (PBOC)
Meeting focus: Financial elements of 19th Party Congress report, especially the “Two pillar-system” framework

Chen Zhi Tuan, front row,3rd from right
Key personnel: Chen Zhi Tuan, Deputy Director General of Department of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao Affairs (MOFCOM)
Meeting focus: Overview and impact of the 19th Party Congress report; Updates on BRI, GBA and CEPA

William Zarit, Chairman of AmCham China, speaks at a networking dinner

Davis Wang, CEO of Mobike

Lin NianXiu, front row, 5th from left
Key personnel: Lin NianXiu, Vice Chairman, National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)
Meeting focus: Progress on the implementation strategy and timetable of GBA and BRI

China brief to AmCham by Jacob Parker, Vice President, China Operations, the US-China Business Council
Meeting focus: China’s 19th Party Congress report outcome and Implications for Business; Business Environment in China