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James McGregor

James McGregor is an American author, journalist and businessman who has lived in China for three decades. He is also a professional speaker, commentator for a variety of media outlets and a consultant who specializes on China policy, communications and business strategies. He is Chairman, Greater China, for APCO Worldwide.

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Speaking

James McGregor is a professional speaker who helps audiences around the world understand China’s complex business and political culture. Speeches range from entertaining keynotes to detailed briefings for executive groups and boards of directors. To enquire about McGregor’s speaking services or book him for an upcoming event, please contact Ben Jacobs.

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McGregor on Inside Asia Podcast on A New Paradigm: US China Cold War, November 2018

http://www.insideasiapodcast.com/jim-mcgregor-a-new-paradigm-us-china-cold-war/

McGregor on Inside Asia podcast on the politics and policies of Xi Jinping, March 2018.

http://www.insideasiapodcast.com/jim-mcgregor-on-xi-jinping-imperial-flashback-or-authoritarian-checkmate/

McGregor keynote on “The Changing Geopolitical Landscape in Asia as China Expands and America Retreats” for CFA India Society in Mumbai in January 2018.

https://players.brightcove.net/1183701590001/rkcysOOFe_default/index.html?videoId=5824184122001

McGregor on Who’s Century Is It? podcast discussing Chinese technology and innovation, December 2017.

https://pca.st/episode/b2519461-ce69-4350-9453-b2713d1f5e5f

McGregor on USC Marshall School podcast on issues facing foreign companies doing business in China, September 2017.

https://www.marshall.usc.edu/news/jim-mcgregor-china-bicycles-bentleys

McGregor on Inside Asia podcast on Trading with China Inc. Part 1, August 2017.

http://www.insideasiapodcast.com/episode-19/

McGregor on Inside Asia podcast on Trading with China Inc. Part 2, August 2017.

http://www.insideasiapodcast.com/episode-20/

McGregor on Inside Asia podcast on Nationalism, Trade, and China, April 2017.

http://www.insideasiapodcast.com/episode-1/

McGregor gives the University of Minnesota’s Griffin Lecture on "A Reset in U.S.-China Relations" in 2017. (Start at 14 minutes into it, as there is a very long lead-in introduction.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vX2m_3GhHv0

McGregor at WSJ CEO Council in Tokyo discussing China's Tech Nationalism in 2017.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmhtHvalcbg

McGregor as moderator at Future of Asia Conference in Los Angeles on US-China shifting power in 2017.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvYVk7rCRS8

McGregor and APCO colleague Gadi Dechter in Washington DC Discuss US-China Politics in 2015.

https://youtu.be/OJH6DhtIhVA

McGregor delivers the Davies Business Law Lecture at York University in Toronto in 2014.

https://youtu.be/smFV4izSyTY

McGregor speaks at the University of Chicago’s Paulson Institute in 2014.

https://youtu.be/zzmd5Ez90jA

McGregor participates in the Intelligence Squared “China Threat Debate” in New York in 2007.

https://youtu.be/VUkfN0AUack

Consulting

As Chairman of Greater China for APCO Worldwide, James McGregor advises clients on their China business, public policy, government relations and communications strategies. He splits his time between Shanghai and Beijing.

APCO has been serving clients’ interests in Greater China since 1989. Our Greater China team includes more than 50 professionals from a diverse range of backgrounds, including business, government, journalism, academia and civil society. We cover Greater China from well-established offices in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. APCO works with multinational companies, governments, chambers of commerce, issue-based coalitions, multilateral organizations and nonprofit groups to grow, sustain and protect their interests across Greater China. We do this by providing integrated strategic consulting, government relations and communication support in China and internationally.

For more information about APCO Worldwide please see: www.apcoworldwide.com

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James McGregor

James McGregor is an American author, journalist and businessman who has lived in China for more than 25 years.

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Expo Promotes China’s Desire To Attract Foreign Imports

https://www.npr.org/templates/transcript/transcript.php?storyId=664280742

November 5, 2018

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China to rebrand itself as world’s importer at Shanghai expo

https://www.ft.com/content/ba5a923c-dda4-11e8-9f04-38d397e6661c

November 4, 2018

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November 3, 2018

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The New York Times – When It Comes to a Trade War, China Takes the Long View

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/07/magazine/when-it-comes-to-a-trade-war-china-takes-the-long-view.html

August 7, 2018

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Financial Times – Beijing downplays Made in China policy

https://www.ft.com/content/110fa956-87e1-11e8-bf9e-8771d5404543

July 16, 2018

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Financial Times – Beijing hopes for a backlash against Donald Trump’s trade policy

https://www.ft.com/content/f5059ef8-85bc-11e8-a29d-73e3d454535d

July 13, 2018

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Los Angeles Times – Some U.S. companies operating in China think the trade war may have already started

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-china-trade-war-20180704-story.html

July 4, 2018

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Bloomberg – Trump Gets a Lot Out of Trade Wars. The U.S. Gets Less

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-07/trump-gets-a-lot-out-of-trade-wars-the-u-s-gets-less

June 7, 2018

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Financial Times – Multinationals bow to China’s political sensitivities

https://www.ft.com/content/36c03e40-52a8-11e8-b3ee-41e0209208ec

May 20, 2018

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AmCham Shanghai – China needs to show real opening, says James McGregor of APCO

https://www.amcham-shanghai.org/en/article/china-needs-show-real-opening-says-james-mcgregor-apco

May 17, 2018

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Reuters – 焦点:美国财长称双方就贸易进行了友好对话 中方暂未置评

https://cn.reuters.com/article/cdepth-us-mnuchin-trade-talk-beijing-050-idCNKBS1I509N

May 4, 2018

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Bloomberg – China’s $3 Billion Tariff Response Shows Xi Holding Back, for Now

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-23/xi-holds-back-fire-as-trump-poses-unprecedented-test-on-trade

March 23, 2018

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March 22, 2018

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NPR – American Business Leaders In China Concerned About Trump’s Trade Actions

https://www.npr.org/2018/03/21/595791421/american-business-leaders-in-china-concerned-about-trumps-trade-actions

March 21, 2018

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The New York Times – When Xi Speaks, Chinese Officials Jump. Maybe Too High.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/16/world/asia/xi-jinping-china-power.html

March 16, 2018

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The Wall Street Journal – Trump Takes Aim at Next Tariff Target: China

https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-takes-aim-at-next-tariff-target-china-1521106203

March 15, 2018

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The New York Times – Trump Readies Sweeping Tariffs and Investment Restrictions on China

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/15/us/politics/trump-china-trade-measures.htm

March 15, 2018

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Inside Asia – Jim McGregor on Xi Jinping: Imperial Flashback or Authoritarian Checkmate?

http://pca.st/e8wH

March 13, 2018

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CNN – US-China trade ties under Donald Trump

https://twitter.com/klustout/status/958702486969204737

January 31, 2018

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The Washington Post – Command and control: China’s Communist Party extends reach into foreign companies

https://www.washingtonpost.com/cd49ffa6-fc57-11e7-9b5d-bbf0da31214d_story.html

January 29, 2018

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South China Morning Post – Beijing’s top US envoy spurns critics of Xi-Trump summit results on North Korea and trade

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2120297/beijings-top-envoy-spurns-critics-xi-trump-summit

November 17, 2017

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On Point – Trade With China In The Age Of ‘America First’

http://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2017/11/12/trade-with-china-in-the-age-of-america-first

November 12, 2017

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November 9, 2017

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Bloomberg – Trump’s $250 Billion China Haul Features Little of Substance

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-09/trump-s-250-billion-china-haul-is-big-number-little-substance

November 9, 2017

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November 8, 2017

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November 8, 2017

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CNBC – China wants deals on Trump visit and to avoid policy changes: executive

https://www.cnbc.com/video/2017/11/07/china-wants-deals-on-trump-visit-and-to-avoid-policy-changes-executive.html

November 7, 2017

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CNBC – Trump visits China: Here’s what to expect

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/06/trump-visits-china-heres-what-to-expect.html

November 6, 2017

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October 25, 2017

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CNBC – US-China locked in ‘hot’ trade competition: APCO Worldwide’s James McGregor

https://www.cnbc.com/video/2017/08/18/us-china-locked-in-hot-trade-competition-apco-worldwides-james-mcgregor.html

August 18, 2017

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The Wall Street Journal – China’s Dream Is Apple’s Nightmare: U.S. Tech Firms Cave to Beijing’s Rules

https://www.wsj.com/articles/chinas-dream-is-apples-nightmare-u-s-tech-firms-cave-to-beijings-rules-1502215101

August 8, 2017

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The New York Times – Silicon Valley Giants Confront New Walls in China

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/22/technology/in-china-silicon-valley-giants-confront-new-walls.html

July 22, 2017

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The New York Times – Trump Lies. China Thrives.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/07/opinion/trump-china-trade.html

June 7, 2017

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The Wall Street Journal – Foreign Executives Say China Presents Unique Demands

https://www.wsj.com/articles/foreign-executives-say-china-presents-unique-demands-1494925069

May 16, 2017

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The Wall Street Journal – Will China’s Tech Nationalism Hurt Foreign Tech Firms?

https://www.wsj.com/video/will-chinas-tech-nationalism-hurt-foreign-tech-firms/AD31F677-5759-4641-A0A4-2010FFDB0168.html

May 16, 2017

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CNBC – Here’s who wins with the new US-China trade deals

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/12/heres-who-wins-with-the-new-us-china-trade-deals.html

May 12, 2017

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Financial Times – Chinese-owned Volvo to export cars from US to China

https://www.ft.com/content/8854f672-2565-11e7-8691-d5f7e0cd0a16

April 20, 2018

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The New York Times – As Zeal for China Dims, Global Companies Complain More Boldly

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/19/business/china-companies-complain.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share&_r=0

April 19, 2017

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Reuters – U.S. business wary of skin-deep results from Trump-Xi trade talks

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-business-idUSKBN17G0RJ

April 14, 2017

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April 6, 2017

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The Economist – Averting a Chinese-American trade war

https://www.economist.com/briefing/2017/03/30/averting-a-chinese-american-trade-war

March 30, 2017

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The New York Times – In China, ‘Disney’ Deals Turn Out to Be Fantasy

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/29/business/china-walt-disney-fake.html

March 29, 2017

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March 13, 2017

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Des Moines Register – Ambassador role places Branstad on the ‘front line of American power and influence’

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2017/03/10/ambassador-role-places-branstad-front-line-american-power-and-influence/98601754/

March 10, 2017

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AmCham Shanghai – First 30 Days – President Trump’s Impact on U.S.-China Relations

https://www.amcham-shanghai.org/en/article/first-30-days-president-trumps-impact-us-china-relations

March 2, 2017

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Reuters – U.S. business in China warms to possible Trump trade policy shake-up

https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-business-idUKKBN15U00H

February 15, 2017

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February 10, 2017

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Financial Times – US companies in China sound alarm on Trump trade stance

https://www.ft.com/content/980564ca-dd3b-11e6-9d7c-be108f1c1dce

January 18, 2017

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CNBC – China’s already lined up the retaliation it will do: Pro

https://www.cnbc.com/video/2016/12/28/chinas-already-lined-up-the-retaliation-it-will-do-pro.html

December 26, 2016

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South China Morning Post – As Trump retreats, Xi Jinping moves to upgrade China’s global power play

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2050741/chinas-one-belt-one-road-plan-pushing-through-global

December 1, 2016

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Financial Times – China cyber security law sparks foreign fears

https://www.ft.com/content/c330a482-a4cb-11e6-8b69-02899e8bd9d1

November 7, 2016

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August 28, 2018

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September 24, 2018

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Bloomberg – China’s $3 Billion Tariff Response Shows Xi Holding Back, for Now

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-23/xi-holds-back-fire-as-trump-poses-unprecedented-test-on-trade

September 22, 2018

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Reuters – 焦点:美国财长称双方就贸易进行了友好对话 中方暂未置评

https://cn.reuters.com/article/cdepth-us-mnuchin-trade-talk-beijing-050-idCNKBS1I509N

September 20, 2018

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AmCham Shanghai – China needs to show real opening, says James McGregor of APCO

https://www.amcham-shanghai.org/en/article/china-needs-show-real-opening-says-james-mcgregor-apco

September 19, 2018

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Financial Times – Multinationals bow to China’s political sensitivities

https://www.ft.com/content/36c03e40-52a8-11e8-b3ee-41e0209208ec

September 21, 2018

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Bloomberg – Trump Gets a Lot Out of Trade Wars. The U.S. Gets Less

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-07/trump-gets-a-lot-out-of-trade-wars-the-u-s-gets-less

September 20, 2018

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Los Angeles Times – Some U.S. companies operating in China think the trade war may have already started

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-china-trade-war-20180704-story.html

September 19, 2018

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September 18, 2018

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Financial Times – Beijing hopes for a backlash against Donald Trump’s trade policy

https://www.ft.com/content/f5059ef8-85bc-11e8-a29d-73e3d454535d

September 18, 2018

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Financial Times – Beijing downplays Made in China policy

https://www.ft.com/content/110fa956-87e1-11e8-bf9e-8771d5404543

September 17, 2018

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The New York Times – When It Comes to a Trade War, China Takes the Long View

https://www.ft.com/content/110fa956-87e1-11e8-bf9e-8771d5404543

September 17, 2018

Contact

To book James McGregor for a speaking engagement or set up a media interview, please send an email to: Ben Jacobs at ben.jacobs@jamesmcgregor-inc.com