Since the announcement of China's Opening to the Outside World in 1978, China and the world have developed ties, and China's economic miracle has taken off. Today, China has achieved true global scale as a trading nation, although not in other areas such as finance. Now the relationship between China and the rest of the world is changing. While the world's relative exposure to China has risen, China's exposure to the rest of the world is declining. New rules are emerging to review technology flows and geopolitical tensions are becoming more heated.

The relationship between China and the world is at a pivotal moment. Much depends on whether there is more or less engagement. A new MGI report, China and the world: Inside the dynamics of a changing relationship, simulates the value that could be captured or lost from more or less engagement and finds that value equivalent to as much as 26 percent of global GDP in 2040 could be at stake.

AmCham is pleased to host McKinsey Global Institute Senior Fellow Jeongmin Seong for a read out of McKinsey's latest report, China and the world: Inside the dynamics of a changing relationship,which examines how China's exposure to other countries has declined in recent years while the world's exposure to China has increased. Following the readout, Jeongmin will be joined by Corning China Business Supply Director Steven Gao and Professor of Management Science at Jiaotong University's Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance Hong Chen, to discuss the impacts China's changing role on the global stage will have on industries.

This event is an AmCham Shanghai Government Policy Support (GPS) workshop. The GPS series brings together different voices to deep-dive into Chinese government policy and its effects on American companies in China. In 2019 the program is focused across three tracks: U.S.-China Relations; Supply Chains; and R&D and Innovation. For more information about the GPS program, please contact Daniel Rechtschaffen at daniel.rechtschaffen@amcham-shanghai.org. This program is off record, and seating is limited.

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9 AM - 9:15 AM
9:15 AM - 10 AM
Report Presentation and Q&A
10 AM - 10:05 AM
10:05 AM - 11 AM


  • Jeongmin Seong (Senior Fellow at McKinsey Global Institute)

    Jeongmin Seong

    Senior Fellow at McKinsey Global Institute

    Jeongmin Seong is a Senior Fellow at the McKinsey Global Institute, McKinsey & Company’s business and economics research arm. He leads MGI research teams in China, working on global as well as China-focused themes. Jeongmin’s recent research has focused on technology, innovation and China’s economic transition. He has co-authored several MGI reports and discussion papers.

    Prior to joining MGI, Jeongmin worked with companies around the world focusing on consumer facing industries including consumer electronics, retail, and automotive as an associate partner at McKinsey’s Greater China office. Jeongmin also led McKinsey’s emerging market growth service line.

    Prior to joining McKinsey Shanghai office, Jeongmin worked as a product marketing manager at Dell China. Jeongmin is a graduate of Harvard Business School where he received his MBA degree.

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  • Hong Chen (Professor, Management Science at Jiaotong University, Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance)

    Hong Chen

    Professor, Management Science at Jiaotong University, Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance

    Hong Chen is a Professor of Management Science at Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF). Professor Chen was Alumni Professor in Supply Chain Management and Chair of the Division of Operations and Logistics, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia (UBC). He was Dean of School of Management, Xi’an Jiaotong University.

    Professor Chen’s current research focuses on clean energy market and investment. His research also includes operations and supply chain management, financial service operations and risk management, queueing network theory and applications, and best practices of supply chain in China.

    Professor Hong Chen was one of the founding faculty members and academic associate dean at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business. He had held visiting positions at China Europe International Business School, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Stanford University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was a Special Term Professor at the School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University.

    Professor Chen has published extensively in leading operation management journals including Operations Research, Management Science, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management,Production and Operations Management, Mathematics of Operations Management. He coauthored a book on the fundamentals of queueing network theory. He received the Engineering Initiation Award from NSF (U.S.), Killam Award from UBC and the Faculty Research Excellence Award from UBC Faculty of Commerce. He was the president of INFORMS Society on Applied Probability, and was the associate editor for Management Science, Operations Research and Queuing Systems Theory and Application. In the last few years, he has written many teaching cases on the best practices of the supply chain management in China and articles for Harvard Business Review (China Edition). Professor Chen provides consulting services for many reputable companies in North America and in Mainland China.

    Professor Chen received his Ph.D. of Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford University in 1987.

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  • Steven K. Gao (Business Supply Director of Corning China (Shanghai) Regional Headquarter)

    Steven K. Gao

    Business Supply Director of Corning China (Shanghai) Regional Headquarter

    Steven Gao is the Business Supply Director for Corning China. Steven oversees all supply operations in China and executes corporate global supply management strategy to support Corning China's growth. Moreover, Steven contributes to Corning China Business Council.

    Steven has extensive experience working in supply chain management. In his previous role, Steven was the Managing Director of Singapore Supply Management Service Company (SMSC) for Corning International. Leading SMSC in Singapore, Steven further developed the organization and executed shared objectives with Corning International.

    Steven Gao received his Master of Business Administration at York University, Canada. In addition, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Nanchang Hangkong University, China.

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