Have the Rules Changed for Foreign Businesses in China

Have the Rules Changed for Foreign Businesses in China

The Google logo is reflected in windows of the company's China head office as the Chinese national flag flies in the wind in Beijing on Mar. 23, 2010. (Li Xin/AFP/Getty Images)

For over three decades, foreign businesses have been welcomed into China. And with its accession to the WTO in 2001, increased market reform and liberalization seemed all but certain. But is the environment for foreign businesses in China now changing? Do claims of growing protectionism have merit? What is the significance of recent high-profile cases such as Google and Rio Tinto? Some argue that tougher government policies and intensifying domestic competition reflect a shift in China's relationship with the world. If this is indeed the case, what do foreign businesses need to know to operate in this new climate?

To shed light on these questions, join us for a lively discussion with our panel of experts.

Ian Bremmer
President, Eurasia Group

Myron Brilliant
Senior Vice President for International Affairs, US Chamber of Commerce

Moderator:
Rebecca Blumenstein
Managing Editor, The Wall Street Journal Online

Please note: this event will also be a free live video webcast on AsiaSociety.org/live from 6:30 to 8:00 pm ET. Online viewers are encouraged to submit their questions to [email protected].

Event Details

7 June 2010
2:00pm - 4:00pm

725 Park Avenue, New York, NY

$7 members; $9 students, seniors; $11 non-members.