Podcast: How a U.S. Company Took On a Chinese SOE and Won

Podcast: How a U.S. Company Took On a Chinese SOE and Won

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In another break from my podcast series on new books, I interview Patrick Jenevein, CEO of Tang Energy. Patrick relays in fascinating detail the high points—and some of the low ones as well—of his twenty years of experience doing business in China until everything exploded in 2014–2015. The story of breached contracts and bullying behavior will not be new for many familiar with the perils of doing business in China. But how Patrick managed to take on the behemoth state-owned enterprise Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) and win his case adds a fresh and uncommon twist. Patrick’s story may not be a book—but it could be.

Elizabeth C. Economy

C. V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies