Cutting-edge Insights from China

Understanding China is essential for your success in a world of uncertainties and possibilities.


The globalization process of Chinese state-owned and privately-owned companies will accelerate along with the development of the fourth industrial revolution in the world and the Belt and Road Initiative.
FU Chengyu
Professor of Management Practice of Governance and Innovations at Large Corporations, CKGSB
Former Chairman of Sinopec Group
Globalization of Chinese Companies


China's FinTech market offers high and long-lasting potential for investors.
Dean's Distinguished Chair Professor of Finance
Academic Director for EMBA, CKGSB Former
MD at UBS and Nomura Securities
FinTech in China


Multinational corporations in China are facing a rapidly changing environment given the growth of local businesses, a slowing economy and the changing political environment.
TENG Bingsheng
Professor of Strategic Management and Associate Dean for CKGSB Europe
MD at UBS and Nomura Securities
China Strategy of Foreign Companies


We live in a time when major forces are colliding and fundamentally changing the path of development for humanity. One of them is the re-emergence of China. Anyone wishing to become a leader of a global-minded company requires a thorough understanding of China’s transformation and its impact on the world.
Founding Dean and Professor of China Business and Globalization, CKGSB
China's Transformation and Its Global Implications

Cutting-edge Insights from China is a four-day intensive English-language program specially designed for senior executives and policy makers to stay ahead of the strategic development from China. To be taught by globally acclaimed professors from CKGSB, together with business leaders from established companies, unicorns and unicorns-to-be in China, the program will provide an immersive learning opportunity for you to dive deep into China and its future global implications. You will emerge with a savvier under standing of the new geopolitical, economic, technological and social uncer-tainties of the coming decade.

23rd-26th, September 2020    Beijing China

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The program will help you:

  • Gain systematic knowledge and balanced view on China through multiple perspectives
  • Understand China’s globally influential national plans, such as ‘The Belt and Road’ initiative
  • Learn from the technological advancements and business model innovations from China
  • Access CKGSB’s privileged network with select thought leaders and business leaders
  • Grasp the keys to navigate the complex global environment in the context of China-US trade tensions and the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Join a life-long learning platform and supportive community that keeps you connected with China
  • Senior executives and high-potential leaders of global entities
  • Successful entrepreneurs looking for disruptive ideas
  • Senior diplomats and government officials working on relations with China

You may already be aware that China is set to become the largest consumer market in the world—and want to be part of that opportunity. 

You may also know that China aims to build one of the world’s largest innovation economies and want to be prepared for this development.  

You may have discovered that China’s political system is distinctly different from the one of your country and want to learn how it works.

You may also be fascinated by the revitalization of this civilization, which once held dominance throughout East Asia, and how its traditional values are shaping business today.

Then Cutting-edge Insights from China is the program for you.


“The past few days have been an amazing learning experience for me, from the leading faculty to the insightful course content. The class mix and dynamics also stand out to me. The unique backgrounds and experiences of the participants bring a truly global perspective.”

Rafael Russo, Clifford Chance

Senior executive from Google Brazil


“CKGSB’s approach is really new to me. We did not just learn content or business concepts by definition, instead professors explained what was happening in China through multiple lenses, so that we could easily understand how and why certain factors affect the Chinese economy.”

Joan Elangovan

Executive Director of Asia Pacific Centre of Vancouver Economic Commission


“When I was at Harvard Business School, 90% of my classmates worked at large companies, so their goal was to get promoted or get a better salary. As compared to HBS, where I was doing mostly case studies, CKGSB is unique in that it’s mostly for entrepreneurs to learn practical and real skillsets that they can apply to their business immediately. It’s experiential.”

Joel Neoh Eu-Jin

Founder, Fave Asia


“We all know that China is an exciting proposition for any business in growth mode. Understanding China business is very crucial for me, not only because I am
assisting ADGM’s team in the development of our China office strategy, but it is important for me in my current job as well as in future opportunities to understand
the Chinese mindset and how to leverage it.”

Mariam Al Mansoori

Strategy Director of Abu Dhabi Global Market

  • Day 1 Wednesday, September 23 Panoramic View of China I

    Understanding China and Its Business People
    China’s Transformation and Its Global Implications
    The Re-emergence of China and its Economic Outlook

  • Day 2 Thursday, September 24 China’s Globalization

    Globalization of RMB/Block Chain
    Globalization of Chinese Companies
    Company Visit
    Networking with CKGSB Alumni

  • Day 3 Friday, September 25 Market and Innovations

    Digital Marketing in China
    Insights on AI
    Company visit

  • Day 4 Saturday, September 26 Managing China

    Winning in China : Policies and Strategies

  • Note:

    This sample schedule represents the program structure and content. Timing and topics of sessions are illustrative and subject to change.

  • Examples of Visiting Companies:

    By visiting successful Chinese companies and interacting with their senior executives, you will gain first-hand insights into how leading Chinese companies achieve exponential growth in China and around the globe.

Basic Program Information
  • Upcoming Session:
    23rd-26th, September 2020
  • Fee:
    The program fee includes tuition, teaching materials, most program meals, company visit transportation and four-night lodging.
  • Location:
    Beijing, China
  • Language:
  • Admission is a selective process based on an evaluation of the candidates’ professional achievements and organizational responsibilities.
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