Welcome to our enlightening interview with Mei Gechlik, the esteemed founder of SINOTALKS®. With 30 years of experience in the study and examination of Chinese law and business issues, Mei Gechlik utilizes her expertise to equip business executives and policymakers with the knowledge needed to secure international business opportunities and confront global challenges. Combining her legal and business qualifications gained in Asia, Europe, and North America, alongside her exceptional track record of success, Gechlik has mastered the art of strategic global planning during challenging times.
Her motivation behind being an advisor, her ability to provide strategic solutions for complex, China-related problems, and the role her multicultural, multilingual background plays in her advisory capabilities. Furthermore, she highlights the key disruptive trends she foresees within her field, and details one of her most impactful projects to date -her involvement in China's Belt and Road Initiative through the China Guiding Cases Project. Read on to delve into the exceptional knowledge and wisdom of Mei Gechlik.
I founded SINOTALKS® to empower business executives and policymakers with knowledge about Chinese law and policy, and to help them leverage our knowledge and networks to seize global opportunities and address their challenges.
SINOTALKS® is built on: (1) my legal (e.g., Stanford Law School) and business (e.g., Wharton) training in Asia, Europe, and North America; (2) 30 years of experience in teaching/researching Chinese law & business issues at leading universities and think tanks and advising companies, governments, and international organizations on difficult China-related issues.
My strength is strategic global planning during difficult times, as proven by my record of success (see, e.g., https://sinotalks.com/mei-gechlik).
Helping decision-makers find strategic solutions to seemingly unsolvable problems (e.g., China-related problems) gives me a strong sense of accomplishment. More importantly, problems left unsolved will likely lead to more conflicts, which will, in turn, limit collaboration opportunities and make operations of businesses and governance of countries more difficult. In the end, all of us will suffer. I want to offer a helping hand before the situation gets worse.
Many decision-makers around the world lack a deep understanding of China. At a time when international business and government affairs can't fully develop without considering China, I can fill a big gap.
My multicultural and multilingual background allows me to present evidence-based analyses and solutions through expressions that resonate with decision makers inside and outside China. In essence, my most valuable asset is my track record of success and credibility, which can help decision makers find common grounds and accomplish their policy/business goals.
A major disruptive trend is the rise of regulation in many countries to restrict their businesses' activities in/with China. Will this trend backfire, or lead to bigger problems? Worse, objective analyses can't be fully conducted when national security seems to have dominated the discourse.
In July 2018, I was invited by China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs to speak at an international forum on the country’s Belt and Road Initiative. I made an impactful suggestion.
Here is the context. At the time, I was the director of Stanford Law School's China Guiding Cases Project, which I founded in 2011, to promote understanding of Guiding Cases, China’s de facto binding precedents, and to help increase judicial transparency and accountability in China.
At the Belt and Road Forum, I seized the opportunity to urge China's Supreme People's Court to issue Guiding Cases that could demonstrate Chinese courts' upholding of international legal principles to address transnational legal issues related to the Belt and Road Initiative. A few months later, apparently due to my suggestion, six such Guiding Cases were released by the Supreme People’s Court. These Guiding Cases continue to provide guidance on courts handling similar cases.
In conclusion, Mei Gechlik's robust expertise, backed by her legal and business training from revered institutions such as Stanford Law School and Wharton, as well as her three decades of experience in researching and teaching about China's law and business matters, make her an essential asset for business executives and policymakers seeking to navigate China's legal and policy landscapes.
Her pioneering platform, SINOTALKS®, is engineered to equip these individuals with the knowledge and insights needed to maximize global opportunities and tackle various challenges. Her strength lies in strategic global planning, especially during difficult periods, a skill-set validated by her impressive record of success.
Suitably-equipped and vastly-experienced, Mei Gechlik is available for hire as an advisor via AdvisoryCloud. This presents a golden opportunity for entities seeking to leverage her vast knowledge and comprehensive networks in their drive to thrive in the global arena. Secure your opportunity to work with one of the leading lights in China law and policy today. Her insights will undoubtedly be a valuable addition to any strategic planning process.
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