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China Corner Office features conversations with the leaders who have changed the way business is done in China.  Hosted by Chris Marquis from Cornell University’s Johnson College of Business the podcast shines light on the unique management models that have developed in China and what it takes to successfully run a business in China. Businesses we cover on this show span many industries, including high tech, financial services, healthcare and biotech, manufacturing and consumer products; and the podcast delves into many specific topic areas such as ecommerce tools, new financial models, marketing and product introductions and operations and logistics. Subscribe if you are interested in learning more about how business is done in China during a particularly challenging time.

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China Corner Office features conversations with the leaders who have changed the way business is done in China.  Hosted by Chris Marquis from Cornell University’s Johnson College of Business the podcast shines light on the unique management models that have developed in China and what it takes to successfully run a business in China. Businesses we cover on this show span many industries, including high tech, financial services, healthcare and biotech, manufacturing and consumer products; and the podcast delves into many specific topic areas such as ecommerce tools, new financial models, marketing and product introductions and operations and logistics. Subscribe if you are interested in learning more about how business is done in China during a particularly challenging time.

    Contrasting AI superpowers China and the U.S. with George Shen

    Contrasting AI superpowers China and the U.S. with George Shen

    This week on China Corner Office, Chris Marquis is joined by George Shen from IBM, a tech exec and thought leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and Cloud technologies, spanning the U.S. and China.

    George provides background on the general development of AI, and the similarities and differences between the strategies of China and the U.S. While China’s whole nation approach led to the country’s 2017 National AI strategy, in the U.S, AI development is more fragmented across the private and public sectors.

    Also discussed is the AI report from former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, which predicted that China will overtake America in AI by 2025. Finally, we also discuss differences in public reaction to the mass adoption of AI in China and the U.S., and the emerging field of AI ethics in the two countries.

    A transcript of this interview is available on TheChinaProject.com.

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    • 31 min
    The future of Chinese agriculture investment in the U.S.: insights from the Fufeng case

    The future of Chinese agriculture investment in the U.S.: insights from the Fufeng case

    The U.S. Senate recently passed a bill that would ban Chinese investment in U.S. agribusiness, in response to a proposal by China-based Fufeng Group to build a corn milling operation in Grand Forks, North Dakota. To understand the significance and implications of such investment, this week on China Corner Office, Chris Marquis talks with Brandon Bochenski, the mayor of Grand Forks. Brandon provides helpful context on a number of topics including how such deals take place, the impact of the corn mill under question, and also sources of the political opposition. He also provides some suggestions to local leaders who face similar dilemmas when international investment meets rising nationalism.

    A transcript of this podcast is be available at TheChinaProject.com.

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    • 20 min
    How companies are dealing with the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

    How companies are dealing with the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

    There is significant uncertainty about how companies can deal with the sweeping UFLPA which just went into effect in late June. To understand this policy and how it is being enforced, this week on China Corner Office, Chris Marquis discusses the UFLPA with Craig Allen, President of the US-China Business Council, and Jon Gold, vice president of supply chain and customs policy at the National Retail Federation. Unlike prior trade policy which assumes importers are “innocent until proven guilty”, the UFLPA places the onus on manufacturers and importers to ensure their supply chains are free of forced labor. Key topics discussed include how companies are working to meet this requirement and how will it be enforced by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Also discussed are China’s response and Craig and Jon provide some advice to companies on how to cope with the compliance challenges and what to anticipate in the future.

    A transcript of this podcast is available here.

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    • 44 min
    Impact investing with Chinese characteristics

    Impact investing with Chinese characteristics

    This week on China Corner Office, Chris Marquis talks to Yijing Wang, founder of 2060 Advisory, an impact investing advisory firm based in Hangzhou. Yijing discusses the impact landscape in China and how it has accelerated since China’s announced its 2060 carbon neutrality goal. She provides context on this goal and how it has shaped the mission of her company and its projects. Also discussed are differences between western and Chinese impact investment infrastructure, with Yijing offering advice to western audiences interested in impact funds in China.

     

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    • 29 min
    U.S. midterm elections and China policy with Rory Murphy

    U.S. midterm elections and China policy with Rory Murphy

    Today on China Corner Office, Chris Marquis talks to Rory Murphy, vice president of government affairs at the U.S.-China Business Council (USCBC) to discuss a recent report on the implications of the U.S. midterm elections for U.S.-China trade relations. Topics discussed include recent policy initiatives such as the CHIPS Act, the National Critical Capabilities Defense Act, and the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. These acts reflect both convergence and divergence between the attitudes of the Democrats and the Republicans on China, as well as within the parties themselves. Also discussed are midterm election campaign strategies and the rhetoric on China in campaigns, specifically in the states of Pennsylvania and Ohio. A final topic is the implications for US-China business relations if Republicans take charge of the House and the Senate.

    A transcript of this conversation is available on SupChina.com.







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    • 22 min
    Utah’s surprising success in China

    Utah’s surprising success in China

    Utah has more people learning Chinese as a second language than anywhere else in America and nearly one in five Utah jobs are tied to international trade. To understand why, Chris Marquis talks to Utah-based entrepreneurs with businesses focused on China. Jon Garrison recently co-founded EnRoute Global, a company that provides inflight entertainment for Chinese airlines like China Southern and Sichuan Airlines. Previously he was an executive at Dalian Wanda Group. Derrick Porter leads one of the biggest players in the hair and eyelash extension market, Beauty Industry Group and he also serves on the board of the Utah World Trade Center. He discusses the supply chain of the hair product industry, and his company's rigorous transparency and traceability program to ensure ethics compliance. They discuss what makes the state of Utah such a hotbed for international trade, including but not limited to the missionary trips from the Mormon church, historical reasons, Utah’s international focus, and the educational institutions.

    A transcript of this podcast is available on SupChina.com.

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