We dive deep into China business topics with leading executives.
US Investment in China 2021
A wide ranging interview with Ker Gibbs, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai. On how the new Biden Administration will impact US-China relations, the approach US companies are taking towards corporate investments in challenging bilateral times, and how Amcham helps advocate for US businesses at all levels and on both sides of the Pacific.
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The China - Indonesia Trade Relationship.
When you look at the actual origin of investment flows, China is now the biggest investor in Indonesia. We talk with Liky Sutikno, Chair of the Indonesia Chamber of Commerce in China (Inacham) on how Chinese (and other) manufacturers are diversifying out of China and finding relatively young and affordable Indonesian labor as an attractive alternative.
And how Indonesia is implementing policies to make itself more competitive for such investments.
How Chinese Companies Succeed in India
We interview Lishuang Chen, Founder & CEO at A&J Consulting International.
On how Chinese brands are viewed in India these days, how Chinese companies localize, how management styles need to adapt, and how Chinese companies navigate India’s historically difficult regulatory environment?
Tapping China Synergies: Benny Chen of BAce Capital
The joint Sino Indo Tekno series continues with Benny Chen of BAce Capital and formerly of Ant Financial. Alan Hellawell of the Indo-Tekno Podcast and Ganbei host Art Dicker dive into Chinese VC investment synergies in Indonesia and India.
We talk with Cameron Johnson, Partner at Tidalwave and APAC Strategy Head at FAO Global. Cameron was the Asia General Manager at a leading carbon fiber company for 7 of his 20 years in China. On managing supply chain concentration risk and how digitally-powered manufacturing is helping give Chinese manufacturers a continued edge.
We are joined by Brian Fleming, Member at Miller & Chevalier and former DOJ attorney working on CFIUS cases. Brian and Art discuss the recent Executive Orders restricting the use of WeChat and TikTok and the ongoing discussions about a potential sale of TikTok and the concurrent CFIUS investigation.
Comparing the Podcast Markets in China and Indonesia
The joint Sino Indo Tekno series continues with Tyo Guritno, founder of leading Indonesia podcasting platform Inspigo. Alan Hellawell of the Indo-Tekno Podcast and Ganbei host Art Dicker dive into a comparison of the two podcast markets.
The China-Indonesia Connection with Helen Wong
In this first of a series of collaboration with our good friend Alan Hellawell's Indo-Tekno Podcast, we interview Helen Wong, Partner at Qiming Venture Partners on their investment strategy in Southeast Asia. Specifically on Indonesia and how China tech, business models, and other lessons learned from Chinese internet players are being applied to emerging markets like Indonesia now.
A rapid fire discussion among long-time China hands on the hot issues of the day
All Roundtable Discussions
China Past and Future: A Foreigner's Perspective
In this episode we lean on the experience of three foreigners who have done business in China for decades - Rich Robinson, Joanne Wood, and Dan Krassenstein. A wide ranging discussion on favorite China personal experiences, lessons to adapt to doing business in China, and how they see cross-border trade and investment trends with China going forward.
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The Early Days of
In the wake of the recent IPO, we interview three early members of the Airbnb China team on how Airbnb found and stuck to its core advantages against an array of local competitors. And how it managed to emerge as a rare Western tech startup success story in China.
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The Future of Foreign Investment in China
-Paul Lin - Brand Marketing Consultant at Xavor Corporation and Chair of the Marketing Committee at Amcham Shanghai
-Nicolas Bahmanyar, Senior Consultant at LEAF, a French law firm in China
-Thomas Greb, Partner at Olivar & Greb Capital Management
We dissect the consumer, tech, and financial services sectors and give feedback based on what we are seeing with our actual clients here in China. We also unpack the latest Amcham Shanghai China Business Report and try to explain the reasons behind the trends in business climate satisfaction and concerns multinational companies are voicing here.
The Ant Financial IPO
-James Hull, Founder of Hullx and co-host of the China Tech Investor Podcast
-Brian Fleming, Member at Miller & Chevalier, co-host of the podcast EMBARGOED!
-Jemma Xu 许佳莹, Co-Founder at RedBlock Capital
-James breaks down the business units of Ant and their competitive strengths.
-Jemma walks us through China’s new digital currency, DCEP, as a potential threat.
-Brian, on some of the past failures of Ant to expand into the US and potential to be on the US Commerce Department “Entity List”.
A Deep Dive on Huawei
Roundtable discussion with Nalin Balan, formerly at Cadence Design Systems; Nicolas Bahmanyar – Senior Consultant on Data Privacy at LEAF, and Nathaniel Rushforth – Cybersecurity & Data Compliance Specialist at Da Wo Law Firm.
Part 1 - The Rule Explained
Part 2 - Effect on Huawei’s Business and Tech
Part 3 - China Response and Impact on US Tech
Who We Are
Art Dicker is the Host of "Ganbei" and Jason Hu is the chief Advisor. Both are seasoned China business executives with a passion for producing high-quality business content that is both timely and useful.
Ganbei is trying to solve the problem that people all too quickly are forced to somehow chose sides in the narrative on China’s growing importance in global business. We see mainstream and especially social media as contributing to this problem. The loudest voices on the airwaves and in cyberspace drown out the more patient ones on these issues, and we want to see that changed.
We stick to business – specifically how China's integration with the global business world will go in version 2.0, and what will the impact be to real businesses.
What makes us different from all the other China-focused shows? Simple. Many of our contributors live and work in China. While there is an important role for traditional media and podcast guests like journalists and experts from academia or Washington, D.C. think tanks to play, the vast majority of our contributors are themselves people with real businesses experience in China.