In a move that shows how highly regarded CKGSB’s faculty members are, Prof Chen Long is leaving the school to take up an exciting new role at Alibaba, where he will join former CKGSB Professor Zeng Ming and CKGSB alumnus Jack Ma.

Following the latest release of China’s GDP data, CKGSB Finance Professor Gan Jie spoke to the Wall Street Journal about China’s slowest rate of growth in five years, the housing sector and challenges facing the economy.  Her insights were featured both in a video interview as well as in the print edition.

To coincide with the recent Fourth Plenum gathering of senior leaders in Beijing, Professor of Economics at CKGSB Li Wei spoke to The Wall Street Journal’s Ramy Inocencio in a recent video interview, where they discussed the rule of law, the slowing economy in China and Prof Li’s opinion on relevant policies.

Prof. Liu Jing, CKGSB Associate Dean and Professor of Finance, emphasized the importance of the internationalization of the yuan, saying that it is essential for China to prosper as a global economic power, but cautioning that the full internationalization of the yuan is still a long way from happening due to political concerns.

Prof. Li Haitao, Dean's Distinguished Chair Professor of Finance and Associate Dean of MBA Program at CKGSB, participated in the 2014 China Forum in Seoul, Korea, where he talked about the new wave of entrepreneurs who have been motivated by Alibaba’s success story. These businessmen, he said, will transform the Chinese economy, with an improved trade situation between Korea and China another beneficial consequence.

At a Women’s Leadership Forum held in Beijing, China on October 31, Chosun Ilbo Interviewed the former anchor of China’s state-run CCTV Yang Lan, now the Chairperson of Sun Media Group. She said, “While 61% of women and 74% of men participate in economic activity in East Asia, many women quit their job because of parenting and other reasons, so that women account for less than 10% of company executives.”

As China’s largest trading partner, the EU’s fortunes are inextricably tied to those of China – and vice versa. In partnership with economic institute Asia Matters, CKGSB is set to host the EU China Economic and Finance Forum as part of the Sixth EU Asia Top Economist Round Table on November 17 in Beijing, featuring CKGSB Dean Xiang Bing and Professor Li Xiaoyang, as well as a cast of other business executives, policy makers and academics.

CKGSB and UN Women hosted a standing-room only seminar on gender diversity and women’s leadership in the workplace at CKGSB’s Beijing campus, featuring top-level participants from the business world – and even a media celebrity!

Students new and old came together in the spectacular setting of the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse as the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business held its Opening & Graduation Ceremony, simultaneously celebrating the graduation of current students and welcoming new ones into the school.

At present, China looms over Korea in the form of either a strong competitor or its greatest customer. In other words, its presence corresponds to a market or a partnership. China is a country that is important beyond measure. Opportunely, Koreans share a special ‘yeonjool’ (or ‘connection’) with China, since many of the same surnames are used in both countries. To merely stand and stare blankly at such a country is nonsense. There is no other country that is a better fit with whom to face the trends of this age.

On October 15, Li Xiaoyang, CKGSB Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance, and Li Kan, Managing Partner of Long Capital & Partners (Venture Capital in TMT sector) who is also a current EMBA student at CKGSB, took part in the “CKGSB MBA” Session at the World Knowledge Forum (WKF), one of Asia’s largest business forums, held in Seoul, Korea.

More coverage for CKGSB from the Korean media came recently after the Aju Business Daily interviewed Associate Professor of Economics and Finance at CKGSB Li Xiaoyang and current CKGSB EMBA student Li Kan about the outlook for M&A in China and its impact on Korea. The two were speaking following their participation in the World Knowledge Forum in Seoul.

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