We were welcomed by WestRock this morning at their Shanghai office as we continued to learn from our case study of this Richmond-based global packaging company. Today our group learned through an engaging and interactive session from WestRock leaders about both the macro economic trends in China right now and the business opportunities these create for global or American companies. We also learned more about the nuances of the Chinese concept of guangxi (or connected relationships) in effectively doing business in China. As we have spent time at WestRock in Richmond, we were really able to get a sense of operations in both countries and better understand Richmond’s economic ties to China.