After 40 years of engagement, two-way trade between the EU and China has now reached  €430 billion, but the potential for the two sides to engage further is huge, with two-way FDI levels not yet reflective of the partnership.

China’s real estate and art markets are two of the most discussed sectors in the country – and CKGSB Professor of Finance Mei Jianping is an expert on both! In recent weeks, Prof Mei has spoken to both the Guardian newspaper and the Wall Street Journal to give his thoughts on the latest trends.

Hot on the heels of extensive recent coverage in the Wall Street Journal of CKGSB Finance Professor Gan Jie’s revealing new survey on China’s industrial economy comes two more articles from award-winning media outlets keen to showcase Prof Gan’s thoughts on the state of China’s economy.

With China’s real estate industry continuing to be one of the hottest topics for discussion, CKGSB and KPMG held a joint breakfast seminar for senior executives of Japanese companies in Beijing. Shedding light on the issue were CKGSB Professor of Economics Li Wei and Tomoyuki Fukumoto, GM, Bank of Japan.

CKGSB’s MBA class recently hosted Nielsen Greater China President Yan Xuan at the school to talk about the company’s four main areas of work: Consumerization, Innovation, Marketing Effectiveness and Performance Management. Known primarily as an audience measurement company, Neilsen has a presence in more than 100 countries around the world.

Forbes Korea recently covered CKGSB in a special feature in their December edition, in which Dean Xiang Bing talks about the school’s unparalleled alumni network, and the school’s plans for expansion. Not only will 2015 see the launch of the new Dual Degree EMBA Program with IMD, but the focus will widen from business in China to global leadership and global ownership.

Opening Up a Niche Market

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In its most recent print edition, Forbes Korea focused on Proya CEO Fang Yuyou, a CKGSB EMBA alumnus and current student in the CEO class. As one of the leading Chinese cosmetic companies, Proya has seen tremendous domestic growth after targeting 3rd and 4th tier cities in China. Fang revealed that an eye-opening visit to view cosmetic firms in Korea in 2007 revolutionized his view on the importance of R&D.

November’s APEC meeting was arguably the highlight of the Chinese calendar this year, with Beijing playing host to the world’s leaders. With international media also descending on the Chinese capital, AP reporter Joe McDonald spoke to CKGSB Professor of Economics Li Wei to get his thoughts on a proposed new free-trade deal among APEC countries in the face of resistance from the US.

Earlier this year, the Chinese government declared ‘war’ on pollution, and clearing the skies was also on the agenda at the Third Plenum held earlier this fall. Bloomberg Brief recently featured analysis on the issue by Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics at CKGSB, Anthony Liu, who specializes in environmental economics.

Accurate, reliable and timely data is something of a holy grail when it comes to analyzing China’s economy, but it’s also essential to see what is happening in the world’s largest country – and to see where reform is most needed. Billed as the first micro-level company study of its kind in China, CKGSB Finance Professor Gan Jie’s ground-breaking new quarterly survey shines a light on China’s industrial sector - and comes up with some surprising conclusions.

Since launching last year, the CKGSB Business Scholar Program (DBA) has quickly become one of the most prestigious courses at CKGSB, with a highly-influential group of senior executives coming together for a five-year degree program. 35 new students assembled in Beijing recently for the program’s second intake, where they met their new classmates and got their first taste of the journey ahead.

“Ghosts and goblins, brides and superheroes, pirates and ancient characters… these were just some of the outfits worn by the current MBA class at their recent Halloween party. Even a few of the school’s Professors were curious and popped in to check out the first CKGSB Halloween party, celebrating the end of summer, as the Celts did two thousand years ago.”

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