Americans in China, Experiences: Covid, Poverty and Doing Business Commentary from the Web, Week 1, 2021

Happy New Year to everyone. This week’s compilation comprises a report from an American living in Shijiazhuang, the Chinese city which has experienced the most recent Covid outbreak; two Americans speaking of their experience with China’s poverty reduction efforts in Yunnan Province; two executives of American firms discussing doing business in China, and an assessment of China’s financial opening up by the Peterson Institute, a Washington think tank.


Wartime mode’: A COVID-19 dispatch from Shijiazhuang

“We were notified that if one person in the entire apartment complex tested positive, then all residents would have to do an in-house 14-day quarantine,” writes Todd Jackson, an American in Shijiazhuang, Hebei, which went into “wartime mode” this week to battle a COVID-19 outbreak. All in all, though, residents have complied with authorities, without much panic or pushback.

By Todd Jackson, January 8, 2021


Poverty Alleviation Yunnan Province, Webinar, the US Heartland China Association, December 17, 2020

Twelve years ago more than 40% of Yunnan’s rural population had no direct access to a paved road. Since then, massive infrastructure development and a government-led poverty eradication campaign have transformed the countryside. Yunnan also rose to be a leader in sustainable development. In this special event, we will hear two speakers share their unique perspectives based on their deep experiences in Yunnan.


The new norm of doing business in China, Webinar, the US Heartland China Association, December 15, 2020 

How can American companies continue to thrive in the Chinese market? How can the U.S. and China find ways to prosper together beyond 2020?  USHCA is honored to host Craig Allen, President of the US – China Business Council, and Albert Xie, Vice President Public Policy and Government Relations GM China, in this dialogue focused on these important questions.


China's financial opening accelerates, The Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

By Nicholas R. Lardy (PIIE) and Tianlei Huang (PIIE), December 23, 2020

Despite claims that the economies of the United States and China are "decoupling," China's integration into global financial markets is accelerating with an expanding role of US and other foreign financial institutions.