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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.

CKGSB Founding Dean Xiang Bing was a featured speaker at the first Oxford & Cambridge Symposium on Enterprise, Ethics and Development (SEED) held recently in the UK.

Mei Jianping, CKGSB Professor of Finance and a top director at a real estate research institution, predicted in an interview with Korean newspaper E Daily that another rapid price increase in the real estate market would likely not happen within the next few years. Furthermore, he forecast that price drops may continue for a short while, before it gradually recovers.

Li Xiaoyang, CKGSB Professor of Economics and Finance, fielded questions from Korean investors on the reasons why Chinese companies are eyeing M&As between overseas and Chinese companies, amid a backdrop of Chinese government regulation, and the encouragement of M&As among private companies. Li was speaking at the 15th World Knowledge Forum at the Shilla Hotel, in Seoul, Korea.

CKGSB Europe Executive Education Director Neil Selby delivered an interactive lecture “Understanding Europe in 3 Characters and 9 Stages” to a group of FMBA students earlier this month, before leading a trip to Oxford University’s Ashmolean Museum.

In an interview with Korean newspaper E Daily, Liu Jing, Associate Dean at CKGSB, talked about the strengths and weaknesses of the Chinese economy, as well as the benefits that Korean companies enjoy in the Chinese market.

Research plays a key role at CKGSB, with the school operating seven research centers and a case center that has produced over 300 China-specific cases and reports. Five faculty members have recently submitted papers for publication – and two of them have won awards!

In a video interview with CCTV News, Professor of Accounting & Finance and Associate Dean of Administration at CKGSB, Liu Jing, discussed the current situation in China’s outbound investment, suggesting Chinese companies should expand globally to attract more business.

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