China Operations Conference 2022 (Beijing)

(In-Person Conference)


The China Operations Conference (CHOPs) is USCBC’s annual flagship conference hosted in Beijing, featuring topics such as China’s foreign policy and economic landscape, business and regulatory environment updates and implications for bilateral relations, and expert views on digital economy and sustainability. The event gathers policymakers, think tank experts, and senior executives to exchange views on those topics.

Facing geopolitical complexities, uncertain US-China relations, and pandemic-related crises, this year’s conference spanned critical topics to help companies chart a course for success in China.

The closed-door conference was held in person with simultaneous interpretation provided.


Conference Agenda

8:30 – 9:00 am


9:00 – 9:20 am




Introduction – USCBC Activities and Priorities in 2022

  • Craig Allen, President, US-China Business Council (video remarks)
  • Matthew Margulies, Senior Vice President, China Operations, US-China Business Council

9:20 – 10:00 am


Digital Economy and Data Governance

10:20 – 11:20 am






Environmental, Social, and Governance Principles and Strategies for Success in China

  • CHAI Qimin, Director for Strategy and Planning, National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation
  • Dr. GAO Yong, Vice President of Public Affairs and Sustainability, Bayer China
  • LI Junfeng, Investment Partner of Sequoia China, and Standing Director of China Energy Research Society

12:00 – 12:45 pm





Luncheon Keynote and Q&A

1:00 – 2:00 pm





How MNCs are Navigating Regulatory and Geopolitical Uncertainty in a Multi-stakeholder World

  • Simon Webb, Senior Vice President, Ogilvy Beijing
  • ZHOU Bing, Vice President, Greater China Government Affairs, Dell Technologies (speaking virtually)
  • HUO Weiwei, Senior Journalist, Phoenix TV

2:00 – 3:00 pm




Implications of 5.5% GDP Growth in 2022 and Beyond

  • Dr. CAI Fang, Chief Expert, China Top Think Tanks, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
  • Michael Pettis, Professor of Finance, Guanghua School of Management, Peking University

3:00 pm



Many thanks to BayerCargillDellThermo Fisher

Event Details

Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 8:30am
St Regis Hotel, Great Hall, Second floor
#21 Jianguomenwai Dajie
北京瑞吉酒店二层至尊厅, 北京市朝阳区建国门外大街21号


Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 2:00pm
Registration Closed

Event Contact

Mingyue "Nico" Li