Please Note: This course will be conducted in English. Microsoft Teams (web or app) is required to access this webinar. A web link / URL will be sent to successful registrants to access the webinar through email.

Looking at the world at large, we're facing a period of major change that's rarely seen in a century. In the year of 2020 alone, Britain exited from the EU, the price of crude oil slumped into negative for the first time in history, China-U.S. relations deteriorate significantly, and the global economy is on the risk of sinking into recession because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

IMF statistics show that China, where businesses started reopening in April, and new infections have been minimal, is the only major economy now expected to show positive growth in 2020. We witness China is moving toward a high-quality development model with its unique national governance characteristics.

Why is China overcoming the chaos and keeping positive growth? What role does the Chinese government play in guiding the country into success? How should multinational corporations take advantage of China's characteristics to keep business growth?

Over the past four decades, the Chinese government has played a vital role in the process of social and economic development, guiding China's transition from a planned economy to a market economy. During this period, multinational companies have gradually entered China and are enjoying the benefits of opening-up and reform. At the same time, they also noted the importance of communicating and cooperating with various stakeholders from a panorama of perspectives to deal with various challenges.

It is time to seriously study the Chinese government hierarchy, how the government governs the country, the evolution of China's economy system, where the Chinese economy is moving toward and how to cooperate with the Chinese government.

This course is intended to help Government Affairs (GA) practitioners to better systematically understand how the Chinese government governs the country, the role of the Chinese government in economic development, the objectives of the Chinese economy development, and how to cooperate with the Chinese government to keep business growth.

Course Outline:

1. Basic Concept

• Who is Chinese government?

• What has been going on in China in the past forty years?

• Where is China's economy going?

2. Government affairs in China

• Why is government affairs work important in China?

• What can government affairs do to help business growth in China?

3. How to establish professional and effective government relations in China?

• How to deal with Chinese government?

• The relationship with China's characteristics

4. Strategic role of government affairs in China

• China's macro regulatory environment and development trend

• U.S.-China relations from government affairs perspective

Who Should Attend?

• GA associates and managers that want to have a systematic improvement of their skillsets.

• Senior executives and business people who need to have a better understanding of China's social and economic governance and how to systematically work for government affairs.


  • Haiying Yuan (President of Yuan Associates)

    Haiying Yuan

    President of Yuan Associates

    Mr. Yuan Haiying founded Yuan Associates in February 2004, and since then he and the firm have become major players in China’s growing government affairs industry.
    Mr. Yuan has thirty years experience in the Chinese Government, including senior diplomatic postings in Washington D.C., as China’s Agriculture Attaché, and in Rome, as the Alternate Representative to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO). He has been involved in negotiations on numerous bilateral and multilateral agreements in the areas of trade, investment, agriculture, forestry, fishery and environmental protection. For his efforts, Mr. Yuan received an Outstanding Contribution Certificate from the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and Outstanding Contribution Awards from the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. In China, Mr. Yuan was the Director of the Ministry of Forestry’s Department of International Cooperation, where he coordinated the Ministry’s relations and joint projects with foreign governments and international organizations.
    After retiring from public service, Mr. Yuan worked as Senior Vice President at Edelman Public Relations for three years and as Vice President at APCO Worldwide for three years. Mr. Yuan chaired the Government Affairs Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce and the China Quality Brands Protection Committee (QBPC) of the Chinese Government Cooperation Committee. Additionally, he was a Council Member of the China International Public Relations Association (CIPRA) and the Beijing Foreign Investment Association.
    Mr. Yuan graduated from Peking University with a degree in English and International Politics. He speaks Mandarin and fluent English.

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