On Tuesday evening, April 6, I am going to be part of a stellar panel at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, discussing “Doing Business in China: For Better or Worse.” Click here for full information and to sign up.
The club describes the event as follows:
Google’s recent struggle with China over censorship has raised the possibility that China’s regulatory regime may be too restrictive for the free operation of American technology companies. HBS’s February review of the Google/China skirmish says that “the Google issue has become a cause celebre that exacerbates the already fragile and festering U.S.-China relationship.” Is it worth it for American businesses to acquiesce to the Chinese government’s control and censorship requests in order to operate in China’s ever-growing market? What do the Chinese people think about their government’s censorship of information technology? How will American tech companies survive in China’s Internet environment? Experts and insiders weigh in.
The panelists will be the following:
— Dan Harris, International Lawyer; Harris & Bricken, Author, China Law Blog
— David Gorodyansky, CEO and Co-founder, AnchorFree Inc.
— George Koo, Ph.D., Special Advisor, Deloitte China Services Group; Member, Committee of 100
— Jeff Richards, Partner, GGV Capital
— Edith Yeung, Founder, BizTechDay
— Quentin Hardy, National Editor, Forbes – Moderator
The Commonwealth Club is at 595 Market Street. Check in is at 6 p.m. The program itself will be from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. and a networking reception will follow. Click here if you want to attend.
Hope to see you there.