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.
No Ancient Wisdom, No Followers: The Challenges of Chinese Authoritarian Capitalism
In three decades, China has risen from near collapse to a powerhouse–upending policy and business conventions across the globe. In this highly readable book, James McGregor offers extensive new research that pulls back the curtain on China’s economic power. Published in 2012, this book explains the economic and political issues that helped influence Chinese President Xi Jinping to pursue his aggressive Made-in-China 2025 and Belt and Road Initiative.
One Billion Customers: Lessons from the Front Lines of Doing Business in China
Often referred to as ‘the bible for anybody doing business in China,’ One Billion Customers shows how to navigate the often treacherous waters of Chinese deal making. Brilliantly written by a former The Wall Street Journal China bureau chief turned successful corporate executive, the book reveals indispensable, street-smart strategies, tactics, and lessons for succeeding in the world’s fastest growing market.
China’s Drive for “Indigenous Innovation”: A Web of Industrial Policies
McGregor’s report is an attempt to explain the details of China’s still unfolding indigenous innovation industrial policies while placing them in historical, political, social and economic context. Only through understanding this “intricate web” and clearly analyzing the emerging and likely global repercussions can business leaders and policymakers in the US, China and across the globe seek solutions that avoid China becoming enmeshed in political confrontation and protracted trade disputes with those countries and companies that lead the world in innovation and invention.
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 James McGregor.
Inside Asia Podcast: “Contemplating the Future of US-China Relations”
Talk delivered for the U.S-Asia Law Institute, NYU School of Law: “U.S.-China Business Relations – Can’t Decouple”
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 officials and Chinese companies, and verbal attacks on China’s Communist Party as a “malign actor” and existential threat to the United States? And what have been the effects of China’s reciprocal tariffs and efforts to end its dependence on imported technology? One of the most authoritative voices in the American business community in China, James McGregor, will talk about how companies continue to do business in China amidst the storm and why decoupling is so hard.
The Negotiation Podcast: The Future of TikTok & WeChat, What We Always Get Wrong About China, & Made In China 2025
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…
CNBC: China’s Congress Meeting and Business
Business should not focus on GDP predictions or potential stimulus measures but whether China’s recent market oriented shift is real and lasting
CNBC: Bao Fan may be the best know person in the Chinese financial community, says APCO’s James McGregor
James McGregor, APCO Worldwide, joins Morgan Brennan and the ‘CNBC Special: Taking Stock’ to discuss the disappearance of Bao Fan, a Chinese tech investor who seems to have gone missing.
Bloomberg TV: APCO Worldwide’s McGregor on China’s Economy
Bloomberg: Xi Needs Peace With US to Fix Problems, James McGregor Says
“He has an economy that’s the worst in 30 years,” McGregor said Tuesday in a television interview on the sidelines of the Bloomberg New Economy Forum in Singapore. “He’s got youth unemployment…
The Wire China: Wang Qishan / The Last of the Reformers?
“He was one of the core reformers,” says James McGregor, an author and China-focused business consultant. “He represents what China could have been: a real competitor in the world, open and…
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.
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