On Saturday, March 29th, CKGSB hosted its 3rd annual Young Investors Forum, a series of discussions led by industry experts and executives as well as key CKGSB faculty, pertaining to the most relevant investment themes of today. Yang Jing of Global Times discusses the key themes and takeaways from the event, including major challenges and opportunities going forward.
Professor Li Haitao, CKGSB Associate Dean, positively forecasted China’s economic growth potential at the 7th Asia Pacific Financial Forum (APFF), co-hosted by Aju Business Daily and Hong Kong Wenweipo, on March 27 at the Plaza Hotel in Seoul. Professor Li claimed the golden age of the Chinese economy has yet to come, and that China’s economic potential is still immense. Professor Li described that ’13 billion Chinese citizens’ desire to improve life’, ‘Development gap between the East coast and the inland area’ and ‘the Chinese government’s willingness towards economic reform’ to be the main drivers for this growth.
CKGSB MBA has expanded its scholarship program for supporting overseas Chinese and individuals of Chinese heritage to study in China and become valuable members of China’s business community. This expansion increases the funds CKGSB MBA dedicates to the Scholarship for Outstanding Overseas Chinese Professionals to 5 Million RMB.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s Dexter Roberts interviews CKGSB Professor Teng Bingsheng on potential cross-border M&A activity within the global agricultural sector.
Chinese electronics retailers such as Suning Dianqi (苏宁电器) and Gomei (国美) have grown as giant corporations based on their domestic market dominance. In particular, Suning Dianqi achieved CNY 233 billion worth of revenue, outperforming China’s top home appliance retailer, Haier (海尔). Due to the two giant retailers’ market dominance, Samsung Electronics is now having difficulties establishing the independent retail network. CKGSB Dean Xiang Bing said that “since Chinese companies are based on the vast domestic market, there are many paths for Chinese firms to turn themselves into global companies” and that “this can be the great advantage for Chinese firms compared to those from Korea and Japan”.
On the evening of March 12th 2014, CKGSB joined hands with Europe’s leading executive business school IMD to announce the CKGSB-IMD Dual Executive MBA. Writing for the Financial Times, Business Education Editor Della Bradshaw introduces the programme where East and West teach each other how to succeed in business and entrepreneurship.
The International Institute for Management Development (IMD) and the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) have today partnered to offer fast-rising executives – who want to differentiate themselves from their peers, achieve their full potential as business leaders and generate value for their organisations – the IMD-CKGSB Dual Executive MBA.
As 2014 Lianghui in China’s capital approaches its final days, we have witnessed a myriad of commentary regarding major issues and legislation. Among the thousands of delegates in attendance at the National People's Congress (NPC), Chinese legislature, and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), several leaders hail from CKGSB’s distinguished programs. Below is a selection of viewpoints from our school’s alumni on various major issues discussed throughout the annual meetings.
Fortune Magazine’s Scott Cendrowski interviews Professor Li Wei on whether publishing GDP targets detracts from China’s quality of life. Does this hurt the country and distract it from its bigger issues?
Bloomberg News’ Henry Sanderson interviews Professor Li Xiaoyang on new performance metrics that will determine how Chinese cadres get ahead in the Communist Party, specifically tackling social ills.
For Korea, China is often referred to as ‘the land of opportunity’ due to its high growth potential and geographical advantage. Many Korean firms have already entered the Chinese market, yet the fate of each aspiring business is fairly differentiated. CKGSB Associate Dean and Professor Teng Bingsheng is one of the most prominent academics and experts in global strategic alliance. In an interview with Hankyung Business, Professor Teng shared his valuable opinions on business characteristics of Chinese companies, Korean companies’ market entry in China and key M&A strategies.
China's commerce minister is confident Beijing will hit its 7.5% growth target in 2014. While CKGSB professor Bingsheng Teng believes the country can meet that target, he tells Ramy Inocencio of Wall Street Journal why the fluctuation of the yuan could derail growth.