Cutting-edge Insights from China

Understanding China is essential for your success in a world of uncertainties and possibilities.


The globalization process of Chinese state-owned and privately-owned companies will accelerate along with the development of the fourth industrial revolution in the world and the Belt and Road Initiative.
FU Chengyu
Professor of Management Practice of Governance and Innovations at Large Corporations, CKGSB
Former Chairman of Sinopec Group
Globalization of Chinese Companies


China's FinTech market offers high and long-lasting potential for investors.
Dean's Distinguished Chair Professor of Finance
Academic Director for EMBA, CKGSB Former
MD at UBS and Nomura Securities
FinTech in China


Multinational corporations in China are facing a rapidly changing environment given the growth of local businesses, a slowing economy and the changing political environment.
TENG Bingsheng
Professor of Strategic Management and Associate Dean for CKGSB Europe
MD at UBS and Nomura Securities
China Strategy of Foreign Companies


We live in a time when major forces are colliding and fundamentally changing the path of development for humanity. One of them is the re-emergence of China. Anyone wishing to become a leader of a global-minded company requires a thorough understanding of China’s transformation and its impact on the world.
Founding Dean and Professor of China Business and Globalization, CKGSB
China's Transformation and Its Global Implications

Cutting-edge Insights from China is a four-day intensive English-language program specially designed for senior executives and policy makers to stay ahead of the strategic development in China. With globally acclaimed professors from CKGSB and business leaders from established companies, unicorns and unicorns-to-be in China, the program will provide an immersive learning experience for you to develop a deeper understanding of the new geopolitical, economic, technological and social uncertainties of the coming decade.


The program will help you:

  • Gain systematic knowledge and balanced view on China through multiple perspectives
  • Understand China’s globally influential national plans, such as ‘The Belt and Road’ initiative
  • Learn from the technological advancements and business model innovations from China
  • Access CKGSB’s privileged network with select thought leaders and business leaders
  • Grasp the keys to navigate the complex global environment in the context of China-US trade tensions and the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Join a life-long learning platform and supportive community that keeps you connected with China
  • Senior executives and high-potential leaders of global entities
  • Successful entrepreneurs looking for disruptive ideas
  • Senior diplomats and government officials working on relations with China

The past few days have been an amazing learning experience for me, from the leading faculty to the insightful course content. The class mix and dynamics also stand out to me. The unique backgrounds and experiences of the participants bring a truly global perspective.
Rafael Russo, Clifford Chance
Senior executive from Google Brazil
CKGSB’s approach is really new to me. We did not just learn content or business concepts by definition, instead professors explained what was happening in China through multiple lenses, so that we could easily understand how and why certain factors affect the Chinese economy.
Joan Elangovan
Executive Director of Asia Pacific Centre of Vancouver Economic Commission
When I was at Harvard Business School, 90% of my classmates worked at large companies, so their goal was to get promoted or get a better salary. As compared to HBS, where I was doing mostly case studies, CKGSB is unique in that it’s mostly for entrepreneurs to learn practical and real skillsets that they can apply to their business immediately. It’s experiential.
Joel Neoh Eu-Jin
Founder, Fave Asia
We all know that China is an exciting proposition for any business in growth mode. Understanding China business is very crucial for me, not only because I am assisting ADGM’s team in the development of our China office strategy, but it is important for me in my current job as well as in future opportunities to understand the Chinese mindset and how to leverage it.
Mariam Al Mansoori
Strategy Director of Abu Dhabi Global Market
  • Week 1

    Program kick-off

    Roundtable: Foreign Companies in China

  • Week 2

    China’s Transformation and Its Global Implications

  • Week 3

    Digital Innovation from China

  • Week 4

    Understanding family business in China: a comparative perspective

  • On-campus

    China Immersion

    OCTOBER 25-28, 2021 | BEIJING, CHINA

    • Get to know China from Axis Times
    • China’s Political System and Its Business Decision Making
    • China Strategy of Foreign Companies
    • The Re-emergence of China and Its Economic Outlook
    • Technology-driven Social Innovation in China
    • AI Application Practices in China
  • Company Partners

    Below is a sample list of companies for visits, industry speakers and cases.

    • Baidu
    • Tencent
    • Alibaba Cloud
    • Sensetime
Basic Program Information
  • Format
  • Start Dates
    Live Online
    Start date: September 9, 2021 | 4 weeks
    On Campus: Beijing
    October 25-28, 2021 | 4 days
  • Fees
    Live Online
    Fee: USD 1,000
    On Campus: Beijing
    Fee: USD 8,000
  • Language
    Simultaneous interpretation in Chinese and Korean
  • Certificate
    Participants who successfully complete all modules will receive a CKGSB certificate and become a member of CKGSB International Community.
  • XIANG Bing
    Professor of China Business and Globalization
    Founding Dean

    PhD, University of Alberta
    Dr. Xiang Bing is the Founding Dean and Professor of China Business and Globalization at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB). Prior to joining CKGSB, Dr. Xiang was a Professor at Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management and one of the seven founding faculty members of China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai.
  • SUN Baohong
    Dean's Distinguished Chair Professor of Marketing

    Director of the CIM Center

    Associate Dean for CKGSB Americas

    Professor Sun was Carnegie Bosch Professor of Marketing at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. She serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science, and Journal of Marketing. Her extensive consulting experience includes work with major corporations including Bosch, John Deere, IBM and WPP. An active contributor to media discussions on current business issues, Professor Sun’s research has been cited in The Economist, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, and Bloomberg, among others.

  • TENG Bingsheng
    Professor of Strategic Management
    Associate Dean for Asia and Europe
    PhD, City University of New York
    Teng Bingsheng is Professor of Strategic Management at CKGSB and the Associate Dean for CKGSB Europe and Asia. He formerly served as a tenured Professor of Strategic Management at George Washington University (GWU), where he was a doctoral advisor and lead professor of the departmental doctoral program.
  • LI Wei
    Professor of Economics

    Associate Dean, CKGSB Asia and Europe

    Dr. Li Wei formerly served as a professor at the Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia. Previously, Prof Li was a research associate at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Studies and taught at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

    Dr. Li Wei leads the Case Center of CKGSB which generates hundreds of original cases drawn from most successful and innovative companies, such as Sensetime and TSMC. An authority on Chinese economy and business, Dr. Li’s main research focus is on economic development, taxation, financial markets, corruption, corporate governance, corporate research and development, entrepreneurship, trade and investment in China. His work has been published in prominent academic journals and books, and some of his research results have also been featured in Foreign Affairs, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and on CNNfn (CNN Money) and Bloomberg TV. Professor Li has extensive consulting experience with multinational firms, Chinese firms, and the World Bank.

  • FAN Xinyu
    Assistant Professor of Economics

    PhD, University of California, Los Angles (UCLA)
    Dr. Xinyu Fan is an Assistant Professor of Economics at CKGSB. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Los Angles (UCLA) in 2018. Dr. Fan also holds B.Econ&Fin from the University of Hong Kong. Dr. Fan is mainly interested in game theory and its applications in political economy and organizational economics. His research interests also include economic history and industrial organization. 
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