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US-China: Bigger Storms Ahead. Jim McGregor, Chairman Greater China, APCO Worldwide

By now everyone understands US-China relations are at their worst in 50 years. There is mutual distrust. And mutual animosity. China complains bitterly that America is trying to keep it down. America, meanwhile, is wary of China’s new-found aggressiveness. Are the world’s two most powerful countries heading for a showdown? If so, how should companies […]

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The Wire China: Flying High / America’s favorite small plane company, Cirrus Aircraft, has thrived under the ownership of a Chinese SOE. But with an IPO set for Hong Kong, can it continue to soar?

“We have had an iconic American technology and airplane created right here, in aMidwestern town, with a huge pocket of very good jobs,”says James McGregor, aDuluth native who lived and worked in China for three decades and was an advisorto the city during the AVIC acquisition.“AVIC has made a success of it — and Ican’t

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The Wire China: Barriers to Exit / The risk of not being allowed out of China is adding to the list of concerns for foreign business people operating in the country.

But for James McGregor, a China-focused business consultant who lived in China for three decades and moved back to the U.S. during Covid, visiting China is still worth the risk. He departed this week for a month-long trip to China, and says it’s important for the overall U.S.-China relationship for business people like him to

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Quoted by Reuters: Chinese tech entrepreneurs keen to ‘de-China’ as tensions with US soar

The political narrative in Washington DC and in many state capitals is based on the misconception that all Chinese companies are intertwined with and taking direction from the Chinese government and the Chinese Communist Party,” says James McGregor, chairman for Greater China at U.S. communications consultancy APCO Worldwide.

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The China Project: How safe is it, exactly, to do business with China?

“American business has gone from being the bridge between China and the U.S. to all-too-often being the battleground as national economies go from globalization to weaponization when it comes to technology and all the leading industries of the future. CEOs are struggling to get their heads around this as it is all happening so fast,”

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