Heritage

Ever since a group of pioneering businesspeople met at Beijing's Jianguo Hotel in 1981, the chamber has played a central role in improving the business environment in China, supporting the development of Chinese society, providing a focal point for the foreign business community and furthing US-China relations.


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Beijing first hosted an American Chamber of Commerce in 1919. Follow the chamber’s journey with this multimedia guide.

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The chairman leads the Board of Governors in setting the chamber’s direction. See who’s held this most important post since the chamber’s re-establishment.


The chamber has a long history of helping members impact China for the better.
Learn more about how AmCham China's community has changed since starting up 35 years ago.
Learn more about the people and stories behind AmCham's work to improve public-private relationships.
At critical moments such as WTO accession, AmCham China fostered discussion and understanding.