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Nota Bene Episode 79: Emerging from COVID-19 with Easy China Warehouse CEO Brian Miller

As countries across the globe grapple with the devastating impact of the coronavirus, we’re specifically examining the effect on the global economy, chatting with Easy China Warehouse CEO Brian Miller, an American living in Shenzhen, who has first-hand experience with how China is tackling this problem.

Brian Miller is the CEO of Easy China Warehouse, a global e-commerce fulfillment company located in Shenzhen, China.

What We Discuss in This Episode:

  • How did the news of the coronavirus unfold for those living in China?

  • What were the first signs of the virus’s effect on the economy in China?

  • What restrictions did China place on businesses in various regions in China?

  • What does the process of recovery look like right now?

  • Will the Chinese government likely develop a stimulus plan to assist the economy’s recovery or will it maintain a more organic laissez-faire approach?

  • Are larger industries in China likely to fare better since they are state-owned, while other private companies fail?

  • Have western public companies and their management to quarterly stock price metrics placed them in more fragile positioning for recovery?

  • Are smaller businesses in China and the China workforce better situated to emerge from the COVID-19 depression due to lack of social welfare programs historically in China?

  • Is the recovery in China likely to be smoother than in the U.S. because of the government’s one-party system?

  • What have Chinese residents heard about their government’s reporting of death statistics?

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About this Author

 Michael P.A. Cohen Partner DC Antitrust and Competition

Michael is a partner with the Antitrust and International Competition Practice Group in the firm's Washington, D.C. office.

Areas of Practice

Michael began his career as an Assistant Special Prosecutor, investigating and prosecuting organized crime involvement with the failure of local financial institutions in the early 1990s. After his government service, Michael joined the historic Washington, D.C. antitrust firm Howrey & Simon, where in 1996, he became one of the youngest partners in that unique firm’s history. In 2003, Michael joined Heller Ehrman as...