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Join us on Wednesday September 23 from 9:30-10:30 AM to learn how to participate in the 2021 AmCham China American Business in China White Paper!

We are looking for both new and experienced members who want to have their voices heard in next year's American Business in China White Paper. AmCham China staff and leadership will be on hand to discuss last year's White Paper and answer questions.

The American Business in China White Paper is one of AmCham China's signature products and codifies members' collective insights on the current business climate in China while setting our official position on the high-priority issues that affect the American business community in China. The White Paper also serves as a year-on-year assessment of the progress made on policies and regulations and is a key platform for discussion and engagement with the Chinese and US government. By contributing to the White Paper, you will have the opportunity to ensure your industries' concerns are heard by the responsible officials and will also be invited to attend subsequent White Paper-related events and government meetings. This year will be the 23rd edition of the White Paper.

If you have any questions about the event, or want to learn more about how you can be involved in the drafting of the White Paper, even if you are unable to attend the event, please contact Andrew Scott (ascott@amchamchina,org). Also be on the lookout for emails from your relevant forum or committee contact regarding industry-specific planning meetings.

Attendance is free and members and member company employees are welcome to attend!


9:30 AM - 9:40 AM
Opening Remarks
9:40 AM - 10:30 AM
2021 White Paper Discussion and Q&A


  • Alan Beebe (President at AmCham China)

    Alan Beebe

    President at AmCham China

    Alan Beebe was appointed President of the American Chamber of Commerce in China on Mar. 14, 2016.

    Alan was an Executive Director based in Beijing, leading EY China’s Cleantech and Supply Chain and Operations (SC&O) practices. His clients include major global corporations, primarily diversified industrials and high-technology companies operating in China.

    Prior to joining EY, Alan held Executive positions with the China Greentech Initiative (CGTI), IBM, and management consulting firms AT Kearney and PRTM. He has twenty years of management consulting experience in the US, China and other Asian countries helping clients develop and implement sound business, operations and technology strategies. At EY China, he helps global clients transform their business models to drive new revenue opportunities and preserve profitability in China’s changing economic climate.

    From 2010 to 2013, Alan was a Managing Director with CGTI, a collaboration platform serving over 50 international energy and environmental companies. At CGTI, he led advisory services and strategic research across all major areas of energy and cleantech. In 2014, CGTI merged with the Paulson Institute, founded by Hank Paulson.

    Alan holds a Master’s degree from Yale University in International Relations and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Computer Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the United States. He is a Board of Advisor of the Yale Club of Beijing and in that capacity promotes academic and cultural exchanges between the United States and China. Alan has lived in China since 2002 and speaks Chinese fluently.

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  • Lester Ross (Partner at WilmerHale)

    Lester Ross

    Partner at WilmerHale

    As Chair of AmCham China Policy Committee, Les Ross is a longstanding leader of the American business and legal communities in China and in frequent contact with government officials and other stakeholders.

    Mr. Ross concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions and regulatory matters and has experience in a broad range of industries. He has represented both foreign and local companies and has particular experience advising foreign companies on competition law and regulatory compliance in China.

    Mr. Ross represents foreign companies in their strategic expansion in China through direct investments and mergers and acquisitions in industries ranging alphabetically from agriculture to water services. He also has extensive experience representing foreign banks and corporations, including Chinese entities, in their strategic expansion in the United States, particularly focusing on M&A and regulatory clearances and compliance. He has also represented clients in trade, dispute resolution and regulatory matters in China.

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Free for members and member company employees

Standard Price Free




If you have any questions please contact Andrew Scott

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+86 1085190856

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