01 Central China Chapter News  

Alan Beebe, President of AmCham China, led over 60 attendees of AmCham China’s 4th Dialogue with the Wuhan Municipal Government at Wuhan Howard Johnson Pearl Hotel on August 30. Deputy Secretary-General Chen Minquan guided members to meet with local government officials to discuss the business environment and future plans for development in Wuhan.

Helen Hu, Chair of the Government Affairs Committee of the Central China Chapter, raised questions summarizing the concerns of member companies and garnered responses from senior government officials. These officials represented various government departments including the Wuhan Human Resources and Social Security Bureau, Wuhan Economic and Information Commission, Wuhan National Development and Reform Commission, Wuhan Public Security Bureau, and five other government departments.

As a marketing expert with over 20 years’ experience, Wellington Chu, Principal Commercial Officer of the US Consulate General in Wuhan, presented the major challenges of doing business in Wuhan. Chu also reviewed some of the major programs that took place this past year such as the 2nd US – Central China Business Summit in Changsha and a delegation of 20 Wuhan companies to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Deputy Secretary-General and keynote speaker Chen noted that the questions raised by AmCham China member companies were remarkable, profound, and specific. Chen said Wuhan has been pushing large-scale promotion of urban construction, improving the functioning of the city government, and strengthening the city’s position as a hub of business, trade, and transportation.

The city’s airport recently opened its newly constructed Terminal 3 on August 31. This addition marks Wuhan as the owner of the largest and most renovated airport in central China. He also acknowledged and appreciated the hard work undertaken by Wuhan Municipal Government and AmCham China’s Central China Chapter to make the dialogue a great success.

AmCham China's Central China Chapter is also thankful for our generous sponsors that helped to make this event possible.