May 17, 2013, Beijing—Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) was pleased to welcome the newest members of its Executive MBA and Finance MBA programs at the school’s Opening Ceremony held in Beijing on May 17.

The final session of the innovative BRICs on BRICs program will be held in Beijing from May 20-25, 2013. A collaboration between four leading business schools from the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China), BRICs on BRICs is the  only executive program in the world that focuses on all four countries and offers participants both classroom time and business visits in each country. The program has attracted almost 40 senior business leaders from the four countries, who have already completed three sessions in Brazil, Russia and India. Each session lasts for up to five days. The first session was held in October 2012.

One of the most pressing challenges confronted by domestic enterprises and multinational companies in China is talent. Decision-makers are struggling with the speed at which wages are and will continue to rise, as well as with finding skilled labor and managing human capital risks.

As China continues its shift into becoming an economic superpower, the country’s outbound investment is rapidly increasing. What are some of the opportunities and challenges faced by Chinese enterprises during their overseas expansion?

For a young professional, Catherine has an enviable job. She graduated from the University of Toronto before joining Goldman Sachs HK as an investment banker. Three years ago, she relocated to their Beijing office. But looking at the future, Catherine is anxious about how to understand China and take her career much further in this emerging giant.

The BBC interviewed CKGSB Professor of Finance Li Wei regarding Alibaba’s importance and potential, as Jack Ma officially stepped down as CEO on May 10th.

CKGSB Dean Xiang Bing recently conducted a wide-ranging interview with Forbes Korea, which appeared in their May issue.

On Tuesday, April 23, CKGSB was pleased to host Barry SALZBERG, CHEN Weihong, LI Yapeng, and WANG Zhenyao for a discussion on Philanthropic Leadership of Tomorrow, led by CKGSB Professor and Associate Dean TENG Bingsheng.

Over 30 MBA alumni took spring refresher courses at CKGSB’s Shanghai campus on Sunday, April 14th, 2013, to learn about the latest in marketing theory and practice.

On April 11, 2013, Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild and Sir Evelyn de Rothschild participated in a dialogue on Inclusive Capitalism, held on CKGSB’s Beijing campus. The wide-ranging and insightful discussion touched upon public confidence, equality of opportunities, sustainable economies, and preserving an inclusive society, among other issues. Below is a transcript of Lady de Rothschild’s keynote speech.

On Tuesday, April 16, 2013 CKGSB held a discussion with Carlo Krieger, Ambassador to the PRC, Mongolia and Pakistan for the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The event was hosted by Professor Tu Weiming, Chairman of CKGSB's Committee on the Humanities. Nearly 50 students and guests attended the event.

On April 11, 2013, CKGSB Founding Dean Xiang Bing gave a one hour speech to over 200 Japanese executives invited by the Canon Institute of Global Studies, in Tokyo, Japan. Dean Xiang’s theme was “China’s Transformation and Its Global Implications.” He provided many insights into the Chinese economy, including why China is the most capitalistic country in the world and how China can still learn a great deal from Japan.

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