Category Archives: economy

Xu Ping

Xu Ping is a senior partner at, King & Wood and Mallesons, the largest law firm of China and Australia combined, and head of the firm’s Foreign Direct Investment Group in Beijing. Ms. Xu specializes in foreign direct investment, mergers and acquisitions, technology transfer and international arbitration. She travels from Beijing.

Wang, Helen

Helen Wang is a contributor to Forbes and a sought-after speaker. Her book, “The Chinese Dream,” is based on over 100 interviews with the new members of the Chinese middle class. Currently, Wang divides her time between consulting for companies doing business in China and helping non-profit organizations make a difference. She travels from Silicon Valley.

Wang Jianmao

Jianmao Wang is professor of economics and associate dean at China Europe International Business School. He analyses the political choices the Chinese government is making, and sometimes its inability to execute them. Professor Wang gives us a peek behind the doors that mostly remain closed for the outside world. He travels from Shanghai.

Shih, Victor

Victor Shih is assistant professor political science at Northwestern University and aleading specialist on China’s financial systems. Victor Shih has also consulted for the US government and the private sector on risk scenarios and “black swan” events related to China. He travels from Evanston, Ill.

Rein, Shaun

Shaun Rein is the Managing Director of the China Market Research Group, the world’s leading strategic market intelligence firm focused on China. He is one of the world’s recognized thought leaders on strategy consulting in China. In 2012 he published the bestseller “The End of Cheap China.” He travels from Shanghai.

Nijs, Annette

Annette D.S.M. Nijs, currently Executive Director Global Initiative of China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), is a former Cabinet Minister for Education, Culture and Science in the Netherlands and a former member of the Dutch Parliament. Before joining CEIBS, Annette established the Europe China Institute at Nyenrode Business University where she held the position of Managing Director of the institute. She travels from Amsterdam.

Marchi, Sergio

Sergio Marchi was a Senior Fellow at the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development. Honourable Sergio Marchi is also the former Canadian Ambassador to the World Trade Organization and UN; Canadian Cabinet Minister of International Trade, the Environment and Immigration; and a range of private sector advisory positions. From 2004 to 2008 he served as the President of the Canada-China Business Council. He is currently a special partner at the Pace Global Advantage consultancy. He travels from Geneva, Switzerland.

Leung, Andrew

Andrew Leung is chairman of Andrew Leung International Consultants. He is an international China specialist, with a background of forty years of senior official positions in commerce, industry, banking, finance and overseas diplomatic representations. Leung helped set up HK Standard Chartered Asia Ltd., is former chief official representative to United Kingdom and fourteen EU and non-EU countries, including Russia, Switzerland and Norway. He travels from London.

Kroeber, Arthur

Arthur Kroeber is a respected writer and commentator on Chinese economy and Chinese companies. He has been the managing director and head of research at Dragonomics since 2002. He is also a regular contributor to the opinion page of the Financial Times and a consultant to Oxford Analytica. His articles have also appeared in the Economist, the Far Eastern Economic Review, Wired, and other publications. He travels from Beijing.

Hoogewerf, Rupert

Rupert Hoogewerf is founder and compiler of the Hurun China Rich List. The list is the flagship product of Hurun Report, a luxury publishing and events company founded by Hoogewerf in 1999, which produces 20 Chinese-language magazine issues a year aimed at China’s wealth creators. Hoogewerf’s close personal relationship with many of China’s leading entrepreneurs provides the basis for the company’s busy calendar of events. He travels from Shanghai.