On the Frontlines: Doing Business in China

Presented by The Atlantic

James Fallows, Editorial Supervisor and Co-Host, with analysis by Joe Nocera of The New York Times
Plus over 150 candid interviews.

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will shift the paradigm in the way America looks at China. While obviously meant for experienced businesspeople, anyone interested in Chinese culture will learn from it. Essential for students of business, history and culture. ”
- Prof. Ronald M. Schramm, Columbia University Graduate School of Business
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On the Frontlines: Doing Business in China

Over 200 people were interviewed over a three-year span.

Some were interviewed multiple times, as conditions changed within their companies.

By our count, portions of 163 of these interviews made it into our first four DVD programs. Many more are on the panel discussions in “DVD Extras” (Disk Five), hosted by Thomas L. Friedman and J. Michael Chu, presented by special arrangement with the Committee of 100.

By far, most of the interviews were conducted in China, although some were done in the USA, Canada and England.

NameTitle / Position Company / Institution

Multinational Corporations
(partial list)
William Amelio President/ CEO Lenovo
William Rhodes President / CEOCitibank N.A.
Kai-Fu Lee President Google, China
Andi Chandra President Sara Lee
Deepak Gupta Frmr. Director, Supply Chain Procter & Gamble
Jimmy Yang Operations DirectorSara Lee
Kent YeOperations ManagerSara Lee
Wendy Liu Chemist Sara Lee
Gary Chu Senior Vice PresidentGeneral Mills
Jad Arsan R & D Director General Mills
Marina Guo PR Manager General Mills
Edward Lee Supply Chain DirectorGeneral Mills
May Zheng Marketing ManagerGeneral Mills
Chong Kin Wo Director and Consultant General Mills
Andy Solem CEO/President General Electric China
Hajime Ishii President Fuji Xerox Shanghai, China
Scott Jin GM of ManufacturingFuji Xerox Shanghai, China
Liang Cheng De HR & EHS Director Fuji Xerox Shanghai, China
Clarence Kwan National Managing Partner Deloitte & Touche
Ju HaiDesign Ctr Dev. Manager IBM
Didier Saint-LegerGeneral ManagerL’Oreal
Paul Mauerman Finance ControllerBlack & Decker
Majdi Abulaban Managing DirectorDelphi
Jay Jiang Deputy General Manager Delphi
Victoria Chu PaoPresident Platts - McGraw-Hill Companies
Terry Fry General ManagerPPG
Nick Baker Project ManagerPPG
Angel Yan ShenMarketing SpecialistSINOPEC International
Michael P. HolbinPresident Sorbent Products International
Martin Ho Managing DirectorSorbent Products International
John Toman Product Dev. EngineerSorbent Products International
Larry Killian General Manager Sorbent (Brady)
Yue-Sai Kan Author / Entrepreneur TV Network CEO
Pat Cavanaugh CEOWilliams Controls
Dennis Bunday CFOWilliams Controls
Danny Liu General Manager Williams Controls
Kelvin Li Sales & Marketing Dir. China Williams Controls
Ann An HR Manager Williams Controls
Christian Murck CEO for Asia APCO Worldwide

Manufacturing, Marketing & Service Companies
(partial list, alphabetical by company name)
Sen. Bill BradleyManaging DirectorAllen & Company, Starbucks
Jeff Yang Publisher “A” Magazine
Ulice Payne CEOAddison-Clifton
Robert Baugh Executive DirectorAFL-CIO
Jeff Bernstein Chairman Amer. Chmbr of Com Shanghai
Vince Gao Marketing ManagerApplied Biosystems
Boris Cheng Sales Manager Applied Biosystems
John Lau President Applied Info
Ye BinGeneral ManagerBeijing Capital Investment Co.
David Zhang Product Manager Beijing Microinfo Technology
Qu SunChief RepresentativeCanadian Adv. Tech Alliance
Michael ZakkourManaging Director China Brightstar, LLC
Alex Lee CEOChina Springboard
Mike De FabrizioVice President D2 Creative
Ada Wong Manager D2 Creative
Timothy Paul KennedyMarketing DirectorEdmund Optics
Lou Celi Vice President The Economist Intelligence Unit
Leo Abruzzese Editorial DirectorThe Economist Intelligence Unit
Yungking Ye Operations DirectorEHS Safety Equipment Co. Ltd.
Ricky Lai Managing Director Fanhill Ltd.
David Tsao General ManagerFocus On Golf Intl. Group, Ltd.
Michael Jett General ManagerFiberweb
Alex Yeung CEOFine Idea Advertising
Joshua Cheung Sales Supervisor Foshan Lungo Ceramics Co.Ltd
Hank Crawford President Grayline Tours
Jay Hoenig President Hill & Associates
Zhang Xiaoli Vice President Industrial Bank Co., Ltd.
Christine Lee Director Lees Industrial (HK) Co., Ltd.
Yu BingCEONasi Advertising
Joseph Kahn China Bureau ChiefNew York Times
Danny Perng General ManagerMentor Graphics
Jeff Zhang COOMicroinfo Technology Co.Ltd.
Shirley Wang CEO Plastpro Inc.
Victor Mok Deputy General Manager Premium International Ltd.
Tsu Tan General ManagerQuan Jong Automotive
Mark Stubstad CEORiver’s Edge Furniture
Jim McCloskey Dir. Of OperationsRiver’s Edge Furniture
Eerlyb McCloskeyFurniture designerRiver’s Edge Furniture
Pecor Chen CEOShanghai Elite Outdoor Co.
Jimmy Xiong Deputy ManagerShanghai Intl. AutoCity Dev. Co.
William Zhong General Manager Shenzhen Optical Electronic
Stanley Cao Finance Channel EditorSina.com
Tony Xu General ManagerSuzhou Intl. Logistics Co.
Murray King Chief Advisor State of Oregon in China
Paul LiuExecutive Director Three on the Bund
Larissa Bryan Business DirectorTransitions Optical
Dr. Larry Perin President World Link Medical
John Kuang CEOZoom Commerce
Jenny Zhang Executive Vice President Zoom Commerce
Terry Rhoads Managing DirectorZou Marketing
Frank Sha Senior ConsultantZou Marketing
Ze Bang Wu Factory Manager Yingya Copper & Aluminum Ltd.

Committee of 100 Seminars
Thomas L. FriedmanNY Times columnist Author / The World is Flat
Ronnie Chan Chairman Hang Lung Group
Wilbur L. Ross, Jr.Chairman & CEOWL Ross & Co. LLC
Robert Lee former ChairmanCommittee of 100
An Ping Director, Public Relations Committee of 100
Ronnie Chan Chairman Hang Lung Group
John L. ThorntonProf. & Dir. Global Leadership Brookings Inst, Tsinghua Univ.
Michael BarbalasPresident Am. Chamber of Commerce
Jia-Bin Duh Former PresidentCisco Systems China
J. Michael Chu Founder & Managing Partner Catterton Partners
Victor Yuan Chairman Horizon Research Consultancy
Zhenggrong Shi Founder & CEO Suntech Power Holdings Co.
Fred LanghammerChairman Global AffairsEstée Lauder
Douglas Ogden DirectorChina Sustainable Energy Prgm

Frontline News Special Access Coverage
President Hu Jin Tao’s summit with President Bush at the Whitehouse
Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson’s speech to the Committee of 100

Chinese Government Officials
(partial list, alphabetical by name)
Wang Lin DirectorPRC, Overseas Chinese Office
Cherry Gong Manager Xiangcheng Industrial Zone
Kevin Yang DirectorXiangcheng Industrial Zone
Xuewen He President Shenzhen Council Int’l Trade
Zhang Jun Vice Chairman (TEDA)TianJin Economic Development
Shirley Wang Information OfficerMinistry of Information Industry

Authors and Artists
(partial list, alphabetical by name)
Jung Chang Author / Mao: The Untold Story
James Fallows Author / The Atlantic Monthly / Looking Into The Sun
Steven Ganster Author / The China Ready Company
Bates Gill Author/ Rising Star
George Gu Author / China’s Global Reach
Ethan Gutmann Author / Losing The New China
Gregory Huang Author / Guanxi
Jing Huang Author/ Factionalism in Chinese Communist Politics
Joshua KurlantzickAuthor/ Charm Offensive: China’s Soft Power & the World
Cheng Li Author/ Rediscovering China
Maya Lin Architect / Washington Viet Nam Memorial
James Vincent Lord Author / The Essential Guide for Buying from China’s Manufacturers
James McGregorAuthor / One Billion Customers
Derek Mitchell Author / The Balance Sheet China
Michael E. O’HanlonAuthor/ A War Like No Other: China’s Challenge To America
Sheridan PrassoAuthor / The Asian Mystique
Jim Rogers Author / Hot Commodities
Mike Saxon Author / An American’s Guide to Doing Business in China
Ying-Lun So Author / Explaining Guanxi Dr. of Economics, HK Com College
Donald Sull Author / Made In China
Patrick Tyler Author / A Great Wall
Annie Wang Author / The People’s Republic of Desires
Jeff Yang Author / Once Upon a Time in China
Shui Bo Wang Filmmaker / They Chose China Fine Arts Academy, Beijing

(partial list)
Robert Buderi Research FellowMIT
David Chao Management TrainerBeijing Univ. of Telecom
Avrum Ehrlich Professor of Jewish Philosophy Shandong University
Lyle Goldstein Associate ProfessorUS Naval War College
Nicholas Lardy Senior Fellow Institute of Intl Economics
Ronald M. Schramm Professor Columbia University MBA Prgrm
Jian Wang Professor University of Intl Business Econ.
Dr. Wu YaodongProfessor Tsinghua Univ Architectural Inst
Xu XinProfessor of Jewish Culture Nanjing University
Shoshannah ZirkinGraduate FellowShanghai University

(partial list)
Dawn Byers National CoordinatorCenter for Teaching & Learning
De-An Swiharp Co-Director Center for Teaching & Learning
Mr. O’Donnell Co-Director Center for Teaching & Learning
Su Jihong Chairman & Professor China Int’l Optoelectronic Expo.
David Tsao General Manager Focus on Golf Int’l Group Co.
Iris Ho Communications Manager Formosan Association for Public Affairs
S.T. Huang President & General Manager Great China Int’l Investment Ltd.
Chu Dan General Manager Guangzhou Nansha Plainvim
Automobile Industrial Park Co.
Yu Bao Fa President & CEO Shangdong Baofa Hospital
Dr. Shiuh-Kao Chiang Managing Partner Prismark Partners LLC
Victor Garza Inter-Cultural Trainer
Rabbi Shalom Greenberg RabbiShanghai Jewish Center
Clarke LuZhou Chinese Language Instructor
YuHan Liu Attorney
Louice Department Manager Shanghai Ming Ming Real Estate Agency
Eiton Pechenick English Teacher
Dov Pechenick English Teacher
David Redmon Filmmaker Carnivalesque Films
Bing Bing Shi Senior Attorney Lehman, Lee & Xu
Cindy Sun Logistics ConsultantPeople’s Liberation Army
Ying Xiong Attorney Tian Yuan Law firm