Innovative Public-Private Partnerships to Accelerate China’s Public Health Reforms and Revitalize Micro-, Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs)

COVID-19 is having far-reaching impacts on China’s economy and public health system. The Chinese government is developing a range of policies to revitalize the economy and ensure the health of its citizens. While China’s overall management of the COVID-19 pandemic has been impressive, there is now an urgent need to 1) help China’s millions of SMEs recover from the devastating economic impact of the epidemic and 2) accelerate healthcare reforms described in the “13th Five Year Plan” and “Healthy China 2030”.

AmCham China has launched an innovative Social Impact Initiative in July 2020 focused initially on these two pressing social issues. One of the core principles driving this Initiative is our belief that the private sector has a meaningful role to play in helping China to achieve its objectives and that AmCham China members are uniquely qualified to help.

Unprecedented challenges require innovative solutions. AmCham China’s Initiative will use an open, collaborative, action-oriented model to bring together government, companies, institutions, and experts from China, the US, and globally that will deliver positive, practical, and innovative recommendations to Chinese policymakers and other stakeholders throughout the year.

These small working sessions have pulled together a variety of participants including but not limited to:

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)
  • Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM)
  • People’s Bank of China (PBoC)
  • Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)
  • All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce
  • The World Bank
  • The World Health Organization China (WHO China)
  • The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
  • Development Research Center of the State Council (DRC)
  • China Center for International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE)
  • China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT)
  • Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC)
  • MIIT China Center for Promotion of SME Development
  • China Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (CASME)
  • Chinese Academy of Financial Inclusion (CAFI)
  • Peking Union Medical College Foundation
  • Tsinghua University
  • Peking University
  • And many more!

What Model is AmCham China Using for the Initiative?

This Initiative is not business as usual for AmCham China. This is a unique approach that rises to the challenges of this difficult period in which we all now find ourselves. The model we use will create opportunities and generate insights on an on-going basis through highly interactive and facilitated “Working Sessions” that promote collaboration between government officials, company representatives, experts, and other relevant stakeholders. The involvement and engagement of both the public and private sectors will not only culminate in practical policy recommendations and roadmaps with your imprint, but also actionable recommendations for policymakers inspired by each working session. Final Reports for each Track will be produced by the end of the program and will be launched through a major event (or webinar) followed by impactful marketing and communications campaigns. 

What topics did SII cover in 2020?

Public Health Track

Digital Health: How are emerging technologies being applied to improve healthcare outcomes and access to basic healthcare? Subtopics covered include smart hospitals, telemedicine, and the use of emerging technologies for disease prevention and control.

Disease Prevention and Control: How can the private sector work to ensure that disease prevention and emergency response efforts are effective and widely available across the population? The subtopics covered include vaccines/vaccine development and emergency response systems.

Health Financing: How can the private sector support efforts to ensure that disease prevention and emergency response efforts are widely available across the population? Subtopics covered include the development of long-term and commercial insurance products, payment options for “critical diseases,” and financing options during public health emergencies.


Financial Inclusion: How the private sector can collaborate with financial institutions to make financing available to a greater number of MSMEs, provide training programs to improve financial literacy and digital tools to help MSMEs manage risk.

Digital Transformation: The COVID-19 outbreak in China has forced many MSMEs to adopt digital tools. At the same time, many MSMEs still require assistance in the adoption and application of these tools to achieve digital transformation in a cost-effective manner.

MSMEs Going Abroad: MNCs can support the ability of MSMEs to expand into new markets by providing digital tools, regulatory and compliance training programs, and market insights.

Why should my company join the Public Health and/or SME Tracks?

We recognize this is a challenging year for many of our member companies. As such, we are designing the Initiative with benefits that are both cost-effective and helpful to the achievement of your near and mid-term business goals. To achieve this, we need a critical mass of companies for each of the Tracks (SME and Public Health) to ensure economies of scale and outsized impact.

Government and Stakeholder Access

Build relationships with dozens of executives, officials, and thought leaders through exclusive, interactive workshops based on themes high on the agenda of Chinese policymakers.

Share your company’s best practices and thought leadership with relevant Chinese government stakeholders, positioning your company with government and influencers as a go-to trusted source for innovative ideas, while at the same time shaping policies and strengthening your advocacy positions.

Branding and Visibility

Feature your company’s logo and case studies in various materials and reports that will be shared with relevant stakeholders both in small-scale meetings and larger audiences through launch events, media, and on-going exposure in 2020 and 2021.

Share thought leadership about your social impact efforts in the AmCham China Quarterly magazine and AmCham China digital channels, reinforcing your company’s position as a thought leader for positive social changes.

Fresh and Deep Insights

Gain unique, first-hand insights on crucial issues from government officials and industry leaders to support your 2020 business goals and advocacy efforts.

Receive workshop highlights and world-class reports that can be shared freely across your organization, in China and globally, to help shape your China and global strategies, social impact initiatives, and advocacy priorities.

Benefits Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3
Price per track RMB160k RMB100k RMB50k
Sponsorship Limited to 5 sponsors Limited to 10 sponsors Limited to 20 sponsors

Government and Stakeholder Access

Participation in highly interactive working sessions with relevant thought leaders                      √                       √                         √
One speaking opportunity at the launch event                      √
VIP seating at launch event                      √                       √
Free tickets to the launch event                      3                        2                          1

Branding and Visibility

Your company’s logo on session highlights from each working session and the final reports “Platinum Sponsor” “Gold Sponsor” “Silver Sponsor”
Your company’s best practice case studies included in final reports Up to 2 case studies 1 case study

Fresh and Deep Insights

Propose topics and give input on working sessions
Working session highlights and final reports                       √                       √                        √

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