As we look forward to 2023, we are taking a look back at what has been an eventful 2022. Between our 24th Annual Business Climate Survey Report, American Business in China White Paper, four COVID-19 Flash Surveys, over 200 events, and of course, continued advocacy work on behalf of our members, the Chamber has had another busy and productive year.
Read on below for the top 10 news stories from our website this year!
- AmCham China Launches 2022 Business Climate Survey Report (BCS) – The 24th annual BCS Report found that China remains a top global priority for many members but most are not planning significant investments in 2022.
- Takeaways from the 2022 White Paper Launch – On May 17, AmCham China launched the 24th edition of the American Business in China White Paper (White Paper) which lays out in detail a number of policy recommendations – both cross-sector and industry-specific – for the Chinese and US governments.
- COVID-19: Joint April Flash Survey Reveals Business Impact of Latest Outbreak – The joint survey conducted with AmCham Shanghai focused on quantitative issues such as COVID-19’s expected impact on corporate revenues, investment decisions, and talent retention.
- COVID-19 May Flash Survey – The survey revealed US business confidence in China was shaken amid the growing impact of COVID-19 outbreaks.
- Advocacy Success: Waiving of Requirement for PU Letters for Certain Visa Types – In June AmCham China confirmed that China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) was in the process of removing the requirement to obtain a PU letter before applying for certain types of Chinese visas.
- MOFCOM Delegation Visits AmCham China Offices – In April a MOFCOM delegation led by Director General Lin Feng of the American and Oceania Affairs Department of MOFCOM visited the Chamber’s offices for a regular discussion on the foreign investment environment in China.
- COVID-19 June Flash Survey – The survey revealed that US Companies were still struggling with pandemic-related restrictions, despite slight improvements.
- AmCham China Leadership Meets with US Ambassador to China Nicholas Burns – In April, AmCham China’s senior leadership met with the newly arrived US Ambassador to China Nicholas Burns at the US Embassy in Beijing.
- Latest COVID-19 Flash Survey Attracts Global Attention – The May Flash Survey attracted attention from media outlet’s across the globe.
- Down to Business: Ambassador Burns on Navigating the World’s Most Important Bilateral Relationship – From the last 2022 issue of the AmCham China Quarterly magazine. Shortly before China’s 20th Party Congress, AmCham China President Michael Hart sat down with Ambassador Burns for a frank and wide-ranging discussion on the state of US-China relations. After the Party Congress and the Biden-Xi meeting in Bali, we caught up again with Ambassador Burns to ask some follow-up questions.