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.

South China Morning Post’s Freda Wan interviews Anson Wong, assistant director of the research center – sustainable and inclusive development at CKGSB, on the importance of teaching corporate social responsibility (CSR) to achiever broader impact across society.

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.

Beijing, December 17, 2013 - Upon the launch of the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (“SHFTZ”), CKGSB collaborated with KPMG to hold a breakfast seminar with senior executives of Japanese companies in Beijing on December 17, 2013. The purpose of this seminar was to clarify the opportunities and challenges that foreign multinational companies may experience in the zone. Shedding light on the implications of SHFTZ were two distinguished speakers, CKGSB Associate Dean and Professor of Finance Chen Long and KPMG’s William Zhang. The highlights of their insights are summarized below.

“Copycat strategy has led the Chinese industrial innovation”, said CKGSB Professor Teng Bingsheng at the 5th Asia Leadership Conference on March 4th in Seoul. He explained that “the technologies learned from the overseas products over the last 20-30 years has become a shortcut to our innovation”. Yet, Professor Teng commented that controversy still remains over the breach of intellectual property rights. Professor Teng highlighted that the Chinese government is putting much effort into creating a creative economy such as that of Korea. He also pointed to Samsung as one of the role models for both the Chinese private and public sectors since it reflects GE’s product diversity, Apple’s product innovation, and manages a close relationship with the government.

Wall Street Journal’s Richard Silk interviews Professor Li Wei on his views regarding GDP target-setting. Is this planning “formality” actually detrimental to China’s long-term growth and sustainability?

On the heels of the global economic recession, China can no longer depend solely on its export market to sustain growth. Professor Li Wei, CKGSB professor, explains that China now needs to target domestic consumers. The Chinese government is also becoming increasingly aware of this phenomenon and plans to prioritize domestic market expansion. For Korean companies wishing to enter China, Professor Li advised them to target sectors where Korean companies are highly reputed for.

Fosun (復星國際) is well-known for its four co-founders who graduated from Fudan University in Shanghai. It’s leading contributor, who has grown the company into the biggest private investment firm in China, is ‘Guo Gwangchang(郭廣昌)’. Ryang ShinJin (梁信軍), a CKGSB MBA alum, has just been appointed to work alongside Mr. Guo. CKGSB has been highly appreciated as one of the prominent business schools in China.

Changes in China will bring increased opportunities for UK businesses according to a director of China’s largest independent business school. Neil Selby, who is Director of Executive Education at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB), was in Oxford to address business leaders at a conference held by Unipart, the manufacturing, logistics and consultancy group.  

At the end of 2013, the People’s Bank of China indicated that the country’s foreign exchange reserves are now big enough. To find out what this means the FT’s Emma Boyde talks to Li Haitao, professor of finance and associate dean for the MBA programme at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business.  

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