CKGSB held a forum in New York City on Thursday, September 27, where it brought together business leaders, analysts and academics to discuss current U.S.-China trade frictions and opportunities for the world’s two largest economies to innovate and collaborate across borders.

The World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of New Champions, also known as ‘Summer Davos’, which took place in Tianjin, China, on September 18-20. As more than 2,000 leaders from 90 countries met to shape the impact and use of science & technology on geopolitical, economic & social agendas, CKGSB’s presence at Summer Davos was clear, with Associate Dean and Professor of Marketing ZHU Rui (Juliet) and several prominent alumni speaking on how societies can be more innovative in light of recent disruptive technologies.

On September 7th, CKGSB and the Embassy of Switzerland in China co-hosted an economic and science delegation from Switzerland for a brief breakfast seminar at CKGSB’s Beijing Campus. At the seminar, CKGSB Founding Dean Xiang Bing shed light on China’s transformation and development model over the years, as well as its economic prospects, particularly in light of the recent China-US trade tensions.

Despite concerns of the sell-off in emerging markets stocks, China’s slowing growth and the US-China trade war, Silicon Valley’s most notable investors stayed bullish on investment opportunities. On August 31, Cheung Kong Graduates School of Business’s Chuang Community hosted Helen Liang, Managing Partner of FoundersX Capital, Ram Parameswaran, Partner of Altimeter Capital, and Luis Guilherme Ronchel Soares, Founding Partner of Nucleo Capital spoke of the future on investment trends at a talk titled, “China, US, India, Brazil: Global Outlook for Investment Trends and Opportunities” in Beijing.

Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB), one of China’s leading business schools, hosted a special conference in Seoul on August 27 to celebrate the inauguration of its alumni association in South Korea. The event was attended by over 100 notable alumni at home and abroad, and CKGSB’s Founding Dean Xiang Bing and President of Incheon National University Cho Dong-Sung presented extensive insights in a forum titled ‘The New Global Order: The Role of Confucian Economic Bloc.’

Xiang Bing, Founding Dean of CKGSB, and Laura Tyson, Interim Dean of UC Berkeley’s Hass School of Business, had a dialogue on trade between the US and China during the CKGSB CEO Program’s US Module in UC Berkeley on August 6th.

On July 17th and 18th, CKGSB hosted its 5th Marketing Research Camp at the Langham Shenzhen. The research camp summoned over 30 marketing academics from top universities in the US, Canada, mainland China and Hong Kong. The two-day camp provided professors and scholars with high level paper presentation and unique company visit experience.

With the popularity of Bitcoin, policies on cryptocurrency have become a hot issue. eDaily, a widely-read South Korean daily focused on business and economics, published an article analyzing the reason why the Chinese government’s financial policy is focused on controlling cryptocurrency. The article references an article from CKGSB Knowledge, “Blocking Bitcoin: Why China’s Cryptocurrency Ban Could be Here to Stay”, and mentioned both Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business and the school’s publication CKGSB Knowledge as the sources of the article.

One of Korea’s most widely-read weekly business magazines, Economic Review, highlighted the power of sponsorships from Chinese corporations at this year’s World Cup in Russia. Despite the fact that China’s soccer team did not play on the fields, many Chinese corporations saw this world event as an opportunity to drive brand awareness thought sponsorships, paying a whopping USD 835 million to the organizing body. This is a symbol of China’s confidence in its own brand and economic strength as they actively expand overseas. The article cites CKGSB Knowledge as the source on materials related to growing confidence in “Made in China”.

CKGSB has officially launched China’s first Master of Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation (METI) program, with more than 30 students taking the inaugural class at CKGSB’s Shenzhen campus. The program is being run in collaboration with UC Berkeley and the Songshan Lake International Robot Industry Base, China’s leading R&D center for industrial robotics.

The fourth China Start program for European entrepreneurs has been successfully completed with another cohort of professionals energized about the prospects for engaging with the China market. Taking place in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, this year’s program comprised of lectures from CKGSB’s world-class faculty, company visits to some of China’s top companies and live pitching sessions, attended by some of China’s wealthiest investors.

CKGSB Dean Xiang Bing delivered a speech at the Margaret Thatcher Conference on China and Britain where he talked about UK’s impact on China’s economic development and what China can offer in the future.

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