Commonwealth National Podcast

A Closer Look at Doing Business in China (8/1/2006)


Claudia Fan Muncie, Managing Director, IBM Venture Capital Group; Vice President, Corporate Strategy
Dr. Amy Shuen, Researcher and Professor, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and The Wharton School.
Victor Hwang, Founder, Agile Capital Partners
Jeff Groscost, President & CEO, AFV Solutions
Alexander Pan, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Private Company Services Practice
David Armstrong, Business Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle – Moderator

As the world media shines the spotlight on China as the next possible super power – doing business in China has even greater appeal to American companies – but it’s not all that easy. The India Tiger is nipping at the Dragon’s heels, and foreign corporates are learning lessons from the school of hard knocks about Sino-commerce. This panel will be an open and frank conversation about the barriers to entry, the failures and successes of American companies already established in China, and a look at the future of foreign investment in a nation struggling between capitalism and authoritarian rule.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience on August 1, 2006.