China is a market of enormous opportunity and complexity. The Cohen Group's (TCG) China Practice has a solid record of success with professionals in offices in Beijing, Tianjin and Washington, DC.
Building upon decades of experience, on-the-ground management expertise, and long-time personal and professional relationships throughout the region, TCG's China Practice helps companies succeed in the Chinese market. TCG enables Fortune 500 Companies, as well as small- and medium-sized enterprises, to achieve their commercial goals in China through tailored government, business, and media relations strategies.
As a global consultancy, TCG’s China Practice also uses its unique skill set to bring together East and West, facilitating constructive engagement and cooperation between leading multinational companies and Chinese enterprises around the world and helps support Chinese companies engaged in high-quality investments overseas. Such activities bring mutual benefit and strengthen the commercial relationships that underpin effective bilateral ties.
Secretary William Cohen's involvement with China spans nearly thirty years, beginning in his days as a young Congressman from Maine in 1978 when he travelled to China to meet with Deng Xiaoping. Since then, he has been a constant presence in the U.S.-China relationship, including commercial development and security cooperation. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the U.S.-China Business Council and as an honorary professor at Nankai University in Tianjin, China. Secretary Cohen is joined by a talented team of China specialists, including Chinese nationals with extensive experience in Chinese government ministries and the private sector, as well as Americans with combined decades of experience involving China.
In Beijing, Senior Counselor William “Bill” Zarit joined TCG in 2015 following his tenure as Minister for Commercial Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. Fluent in Mandarin, he managed the U.S. Government’s trade promotion activities across operations in Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Shenyang, and before that oversaw Commercial Sections in U.S. Embassies and Consulates worldwide as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Operations in the U.S. Commercial Service. He currently serves as Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China.