In recent weeks, AmCham China’s leadership has had multiple engagements with senior Chinese government officials to deliver the 2023 American Business in China White Paper (White Paper). These engagements included delegation meetings with Director General Sui Pengfei of the Department of International Cooperation at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs and Vice Minister Wang Gang at the Central Publicity Department of the Chinese Communist Party.
Meeting with Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA)
On the morning of June 27, AmCham China President Michael Hart led representatives of several member companies to meet with Director General of the Department of International Cooperation, Sui Pengfei, at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs to present the 2023 White Paper. During the meeting, Director General Sui gave a brief introduction of the progress of the agricultural cooperation between China and the United States and engaged in in-depth exchanges with each member company representative regarding their development in China. Hart, on behalf of the Chamber and the delegation, expressed gratitude to Director General Sui and his colleagues from the Department of International Cooperation for taking the time to meet with them. He also shared the main takeaways from the Agriculture Chapter of the White Paper and provided suggestions to deepen agricultural cooperation between the US and China.
Meeting with Central Publicity Department of the Chinese Communist Party
On the morning of July 4, AmCham China Chairman Colm Rafferty and President Michael Hart led a group of member representatives to meet with Vice Minister Wang Gang at the Central Publicity Department of the Chinese Communist Party. During the meeting, Vice Minister Wang acknowledged AmCham China’s contribution to US-China economic and trade cooperation and emphasized the importance of people-to-people exchanges as the foundation of bilateral relations. He expressed hope that the Chamber would continue playing an active role in promoting economic and trade development, fostering cooperation, and acting as a bridge between the two countries. Rafferty, on behalf of AmCham China and the delegation, expressed gratitude to Vice Minister Wang for taking the time to meet with the group. He shared key messaging from the 2023 White Paper, along with suggestions to further enhance US-China economic and trade relations.