RTHK, March 1, 2014
On Tuesday, February 25, the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Shanghai released its China Business Report for 2013-2014. The report is one of the longest running surveys of American businesses in China, and tracks their responses on topics including top line business performance, growth expectations, challenges and trends to watch.
Kenneth Jarrett, President of AmCham Shanghai and former U.S. consul general in Shanghai, joined China Takes Over the World to talk about the survey’s findings. We discussed the level of optimism among U.S. businesses operating in China, the country’s shift to a services-oriented economy, and what the American business community perceives as the key challenges for doing business in China.
In the second half of the show, China Takes Over the World spoke with Andrew Browne, senior correspondent and columnist for The Wall Street Journal, about China’s arrival on the global stage as a superpower, its growing confidence in the foreign policy realm, and how it is tackling massive challenges at home. Browne’s column, “China’s World,” appears in the Wall Street Journal Asia on Wednesdays.
Hosted by Ying Ma, China Takes Over the World is a show that explores the myriad issues related to China’s rising economic, political and military influence in the world. The program airs at 8:30 a.m. every Saturday in Hong Kong on RTHK, the city’s public broadcast station. Previous episodes of the show are available via podcast on iTunes.
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