Quoted in The Wall Street Journal: Honeywell’s Formula for Success in China

Honeywell was a pioneer in a localization approach that has since become something of a template for a number of other multinationals doing business in China, according to James McGregor, the head of consulting firm APCO Worldwide’s China business…. It is becoming harder for multinationals to avoid controversy. “What looks good in China may look …

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Quoted in New York Times: China’s Leaders Are Having Fun With Us. Who Can Blame Them?

“Reformers in China carefully monitored the original TPP negotiations with the hope that China joining the TPP could lead to domestic reforms,’’ said James McGregor, the chairman of the consultancy APCO Worldwide, Greater China. “Those days are gone. In its new bid to join, China will likely try to use the lure of its huge market …

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Shanghai AmCham China Voices Podcast: US-China Commercial Relations with James McGregor

This episode, we talked with James McGregor, long-time China expert and Chairman, Greater China of APCO Worldwide, about the state of US-China commercial ties. James offers his take on why companies need to be “clear-eyed” about their longevity in the China market and China’s ambitions to strengthen its own technological abilities. We also dig into …

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Quoted in Management Today: “What China Wants”

In practice, “dual circulation” seems aimed just as much at opening the door to foreign companies in order to make them dependent on China, increasing Beijing’s leverage over the rest of the world. “China aims to make international companies allies in pushing back against their own governments’ anti-China actions,” says James McGregor, author of One …

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Quoted in Bloomberg: “Biden’s Sharp-Elbows China Policy Hints at More Trump-Style Pain”

“America’s leading companies must be in the China market and have access to Chinese innovation in order to maintain global leadership,” said Jim McGregor, China chairman of APCO worldwide. “They can’t be forced into a choice between the U.S. or China. They may have to create structural workarounds with spin-offs or stock listings that provide …

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Authored Piece in LinkedIn Pulse: “The US Should Welcome Chinese Students With Open Arms”

I have had the privilege during my decades in China to spend lots of time with students. I also have interacted with many Chinese students on U.S. campuses during a time when I was advising a student group that focused on creating activities on dozens of U.S. campuses that facilitated American and Chinese students getting …

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