Quoted in Bloomberg: “Elon Musk Loves China, and China Loves Him Back—for Now”

Under Xi’s economic strategy, “foreign companies are going to have pretty good opportunities, but they have to be aware that the ultimate plan is for all the advanced technologies to be Chinese,” says James McGregor, the chairman for Greater China at government relations firm Apco Worldwide. “I hope that Elon is going in there with …

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Quoted in The Atlantic: “The Undoing of China’s Economic Miracle”

Thus Xi’s priorities have turned inward. “He is feeling under siege,” James McGregor, the chairman of the China arm of the consulting firm APCO Worldwide, told me. Chinese officials “are eliminating all vulnerabilities to the outside world, or reducing them as much as they can.” https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2021/01/xi-jinping-china-economy-jack-ma/617552/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=share

Quoted in The Wire China: “The Red Capitalist”

“The reason why Jack Ma and others could build enormous Internet companies is because the Party had no idea what they were doing,” says McGregor. “They became famous globally and made China look very good, but then the Party had to figure out how to get their arms around them.” https://www.thewirechina.com/2021/01/10/the-red-capitalist/

Authored Piece for the Hinrich Foundation: “China’s dual circulation policy narrows foreign business opportunities”

“The details of the Fifth Plenum in Beijing are important for diplomats, academics and China hands. But foreign companies should focus on the outlines of the 14th five-year plan that are emerging, in particular the impact of China’s “dual circulation” policy.” https://www.hinrichfoundation.com/research/article/us-china/dual-circulation-foreign-companies/

Quoted in The Christian Science Monitor: “Fueling US-China Clash, Years of Disconnects”

“China’s own actions have effectively turned many in the business community and both U.S. political parties against China,” says James McGregor, chairman of the greater China region for APCO Worldwide, a global consulting firm. https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Foreign-Policy/2020/1002/Fueling-US-China-clash-years-of-disconnects

Talk delivered for the U.S-Asia Law Institute, NYU School of Law: “U.S.-China Business Relations – Can’t Decouple”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFzV76aVRi0 Some prominent members of the Trump administration seek to decouple the U.S. and Chinese economies with the stated goals of ending U.S. dependence on cheap Chinese manufacturing, bringing factory jobs home, and reducing theft of American IP. Are they closer to their goal after two years of punitive tariffs, successive sanctions targeting senior Chinese …

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