Chinese President Xi Jinping Meets With U.S. CEOs


During his first visit to the U.S. as China’s president, Xi Jinping attended the “U.S.-China Business Roundtable” in Seattle. Hosted by the Paulson Institute and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), the roundtable explored ways that the U.S. and China could strengthen their business and economic relationship. takes a look at five of the 15 U.S. CEOs also in attendance.

Continue Reading Below

1. Mary Barra, General Motors

General Motors' (NYSE:GM) relationship with China dates back more than 90 years. GM says it has 11 joint ventures and two-wholly owned foreign enterprises as well as more than 58,000 employees in China.

2. Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway

Buffett has long been bullish on the Chinese market, and Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRKA) remains so despite its recent volatility.

3. Tim Cook, Apple

Many analysts have said the economic turmoil in China will impact Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL). Apple counts China as its second largest market after the Americas.

4. Bob Iger, The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) recently agreed to make Chinese Internet giant Tencent the exclusive online distributor of six "Star Wars" movies.

5. Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo

PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP) partnered last month with (NASDAQ:JD) to sell its "Quaker" dairy drink to Chinese consumers, making it the first time Quaker was sold on an e-commerce platform other than in North America.

What do you think?

Click the button below to comment on this article.