The US-China Business Council (USCBC) has promoted Melinda Xu to the new role of Shanghai Chief Representative to lead the office’s efforts supporting US companies doing business in China amidst one of the most challenging periods in recent history for the bilateral relationship. USCBC President Craig Allen warmly welcomed Xu to the new role. “Melinda has established herself as a leader in our organization and this promotion is a reflection of her outstanding work and continued support of American...
“The United States and China have benefited enormously from trade and investment, and it’s important the we continue to make improvements that drive job creation and growth in both countries,” said Tom Linebarger, USCBC Board Chair and Chairman and CEO of Cummins Inc. “Unfortunately, political tensions and existing substantive issues such as market access barriers, IP protections, and the need for SOE reform have hindered further success and caused challenges for businesses."
Despite an unprecedented downturn in US-China relations during a pandemic, US businesses are not leaving the China market. This was a major finding of an annual survey of members released today by the US-China Business Council (USCBC), a trade group representing more than 200 businesses, many of them global brands with decades of China experience.