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In the November 2011 edition of China Brief, we look at the results of AmCham-China's membership survey and take a look back at the ten years since China joined the World Trade Organization.

Transcript of China Brief November 2011

  • Your Feedback, Our Responses

    AmCham-China's 2011 Membership Satisfaction

    Survey Highlights

    HR strategies for branding, recruiting and retaining

    Highlights from the chamber's annual ball

    Win with China10 Years into the WTO

    Sustainable investment:

    what you need to know

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    10 Your Chamber, Your Feedback, Our Responseshighlights from Amcham-chinas 2011 membership Satisfaction Survey, and where we go from here

    By China Brief

    Vanishing Glaciers of the HimalayasThe gradual warming of the himalayas could affect the lives of millions of people. long-time china watcher orville Schell explains how.

    By China Brief Insight

    15Chamber Urges China to Repeal Restrictions on International Law FirmsA statement by the American Chamber of Commerce in the People's Republic of China

    13HR strategies for branding, recruiting and retaining how to leverage human resources in china.

    By Matthew Bruno

    Winning With China: 10 Years into the WTO

    how manufacturing leads to new business partnerships

    By Richard P. Lavin

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    self-identied as Chinese citizens

    have been AmCham-China members for seven or more years

    rated AmCham-Chinas events as valuable

    of respondents self-identied

    as corporate members

    self-identied as having a senior/principal level of decision making

    within their company

    joined to engage with the Chinese and US govern-

    ments on policy issues

    joined to increase access to events that could

    enhance their industry expertise and professional

    skills, and provide informa-tion to make them

    more competitive

    rated AmCham-Chinas government advocacy

    and White Paper as valuable

    rated AmCham-Chinas networking opportuni-

    ties as valuable

    rated AmCham-Chinas China Brief monthly

    magazine, China Wire daily news summary, and China Bulletin weekly e-newsletter as valuable

    joined to expand profes-sional and social contacts

    have been AmCham-China members for three years or

    less

    26 respondents

    170 respondents

    69 respondents

    62 respondentsevents

    government relations

    events

    49 respondentsinformation

    77% 27respondents

    74% 52%

    70%69%

    40%

    62%

    business visa program

    advocacy

    60 respondentsnetworking

    73%WHAT W

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    OING WELL

    WHO OUR MEMBERS ARE WHY YOU JOINED

    WHERE YOU WOULD LIKE US TO IMPROVE

    RATED AS VALU

    ABLE

  • Maximizing Membership

    At this time of year, AmCham-China is hosting many of our

    signature annual events. We recently celebrated our ninth

    annual American Ball (enjoy pictures replete with boats, par-

    rots and snakes on page 30) and be sure to read our back page

    to learn how you can get involved with the charities chosen

    to receive funds raised from this years Ball. The chambers

    Human Resources Conference is on November 4 (for HR

    branding and retention tips see page 13), our Board of Gover-

    nors election is in progress and we will hold our Appreciation

    Dinner for government officials on December 2.

    We look forward to seeing you at these events, and your

    feedback is valued and always welcome. AmCham-China re-

    cently conducted our 2011 Membership Satisfaction Survey to

    better understand how we are doing and where we can im-

    prove. In this issue China Brief shares the surveys highlights

    as well as how you can maximize the benefits of your mem-

    bership, get up to speed on the latest chamber developments,

    and find out where the chamber plans to go from here.

    In the survey, many members showed an interest in learn-

    ing more about products, services and best practices through

    the chamber. As a result, AmCham-China is introducing a

    new event platform, Member-to-Member, or M2M.

    Now companies can tailor events around their products

    and services, or their unique insights and resources. M2M

    events are sponsored by a single company to share the latest

    information about their offerings, technologies or expertise

    with AmCham-China members. Please contact Connie Zhao:

    czhao@amchamchina.org for more information.

    The new M2M event platform is a testament to collaborat-

    ing with youwe want to ensure our programming is tailored

    to suit your needs. Please do keep the feedback coming! Your

    ideas, thoughts and suggestions help the chamber to chart our

    future course. See our website for staff contact information or

    stop by our office anytime to share your input. We look for-

    ward to working with you and seeing you soon.

    Megan Rhodes Editor

    Article Submisson Policy:China Brief actively seeks article submissions. We give strong preference to AmCham-China members. Full submission details are available on AmCham-Chinas website www.amchamchina.org. Please send letters and submissions to: editor@amchamchina.org.

    The 2011 American Ball Charities

    who they are and how you can get involved

    7 Chairman'sMessage 8 ChinaBriefFlashback24 KnowYourWorkingGroups TianjinChaptersRealEstateCommittee24 WorkingGroups Whattheydoandalistingofleadership25 Events Aroundupofthechambersactivities27 SpecialEvents AmbassadorLockeToursChambersChapters AmCham-ChinaHostsInvestUSAForum TianjinChaptersFallClassicGolfTournament AmericanBall2011,CastawaysMoored!35 NewMembers AmCham-Chinasnewestadditions36 MemberSpotlight JoleneKinser

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    22 Sustainable Investmenthow to address chinas top environment, social and governance challenges

    By Adam Lane

    Castaways Moored!highlights from the chamber's annual ball

  • 6 | c h i n a b r i e f | N o v e m b e r 2 0 1 1

    Editorial Staff

    vP, commuNicATioNSMatthew WislacommuNicATioNS DirecTorK.C. SwansoneDiTorMegan RhodescreATive mANAgerZhang HuiASSiSTANT DeSigNerJin Pengcover DeSigNZhang HuicoNTribuTorSJon AbramovicBarbara Chen O'ConnellRachel DodsworthRyan DutcherMichelle GuoJulia HoweMariel MontuoriBritten PiedrasantaElizabeth RowlandCaroline SunConnie Zhao

    Forsponsorshipinformation,pleasecontactChristine Yuat(8610)8519-0832ore-mail:cyu@amchamchina.orgFenghuaAdvertisingCo.,Ltd.isasponsorshipcoordinatorforChinaBrief.(8622)5885-2812

    China BriefcontentdoesnotnecessarilyreflecttheopinionsorpositionsofAmCham-ChinaoritsBoardofGovernors.2011,TheAmericanChamberofCommerce-thePeoplesRepublicofChina.Allrightsreserved.

    Dalian ChapterchAirmANTony BalowIntel

    vice chAirPreston KuoJaylandLearning

    ec memberSTim FrosellGoodyearDorman KwanPWCLeif RogersBankofJinzhouPatrick WoockETTInvestments

    Tianjin ChapterchAirmANMichael HartJonesLangLaSalle(Tianjin)

    vice chAirGeorge GrosshansLDITianjin-TianjinMTIInternationalSchool

    ec memberSAmy ChanRenaissanceTianjinHotelNatalie EbdenInternationalSOS(TianjinClinic)Lucy LiuTheExecutiveCentreTianjinVincent LoDeloitteToucheTohmastsuCPALtd.Hank MartinHanksSportsBarandGrillJon ReedTianjinCustomWoodProcessingCompany,Ltd.

    Central China Chapter chAirmANJanie CorumAlohaBusinessServices

    vice chAirQiqing JiangCumminsEastAsiaR&DCo.Ltd

    ec memberSSteve CarpenterDiamondPowerJun Hu GE(China)Co.,Ltd.Herb MittlerWuhanYangtzeInternationalSchoolScott ShawLDiTraining

    AmCham-China Board of Governors

    AmCham-China Chapter Executive Committees

    chAirmANTed DeanIndividual

    chAirmAN emeriTuSJohn D. Watkins, Jr.GE(China)Co.,Ltd.

    TREASURERGus KangDeloitteToucheTohmatsu

    GEnERALCOUnSELNathan G. BushO'Melveny&MyersLLP

    vice chAirSMichael CrainIndividual

    Gregory GilliganAPCOWorldwide

    Wang-Li MoserIntelChinaLtd.

    goverNorSMatthew EstesBabyCareLtd.Ningke PengDowChemicalChinaTimothy StratfordCovington&BurlingLLPBeijingRepr.Office

    Barry FriedmanWal-MartChinaMalone MaMetLifeDavid WangBoeingChina

    Jim GradovilleIndividualGeorge HuangChubbInsurance

    Nina HsuLTIAssociatesLester RossWilmerCutlerPickeringHaleandDorrLLP

    AmCham-China Leadership

    AmCham-Chinaisamember-ledorganization.Thechamberssuccessisrootedinthevision,hardworkanddedicationofitsmembers,manyofwhomareleaderswithintheircompaniesandthebusinesscommunity.AmCham-Chinaisfortunatetohaveanexceptionalgroupofmemberswhocontributetheirtalentsandtimetotheorganization.Throughtheireffortsthesevolunteerleadersmakeitpossibletoprovidetheinformationandintelligence,businessservices,networkingopportunitiesandeventsthatbenefitallmembersandtheadvocacyinitiativesthathelpshapethebusinessenvironmentinChina.

    AtAmCham-Chinasnationallevel,thechairman,threevicechairsandtengovernorscomprisetheorganizationsBoardofGovernors.AllvotingmembersofAmCham-ChinaareeligibletoparticipateinanannualelectiontoselecttheBoard.Additionally,membersatthreeAmCham-ChinaChaptersfromaroundthecountry(CentralChina(Wuhan),DalianandTianjin)eachhavetheirownlocalexecutivecommittee(EC).TheseECsensurethateveryChapterhasanagendathatisresponsivetotheneedsoflocalAmCham-Chinamembers.

    There are many opportunities to get involved with AmCham-China. Interested members are encouraged to contact the chambers volunteer leadership or professional staff, or one of the more than 40 working groups listed later in this magazine and on AmCham-Chinas website (amchamchina.org).

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