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'Panel Discussion: Chinese Investment Overseas' (Policy and Practice)

Publication date: Sep 30, 2013 11:57 AM

Start: Mar 27, 2014 05:30 PM
End: Mar 27, 2014 07:00 PM

Location: Medical Sciences 131 AV Hill LT Medical Sciences building, Malet Place, WC1E 6BT

Panel Discussion: “Chinese Investment Overseas”
Organised by IPPR and School of Public Policy.
  • Martin Jacques: Martin Jacques is the author of the global best-seller When China Rules the World: the End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order (2009). His TED talk on how to understand China has had 1.6 million views. He is a Senior Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Studies, Cambridge University, and a Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing. He is also a non-resident Fellow at the Transatlantic Academy, Washington DC. He is a columnist for the Guardian and the New Statesman, and is the former deputy editor of the Independent. He was formerly the editor of the renowned London-based monthly Marxism Today until its closure in 1991 and was co-founder of the think-tank Demos. He has also been a Visiting Fellow of numerous other universities and has given lectures at many of the world’s top universities.
  • Dr Hong Bo: Dr Hong Bo is Reader in Financial Economics at the Department of Financial & Management Studies, SOAS, University of London. Dr Bo received her degrees in Economics from Lanzhou University, Renmin University of China; London School of Economics; and University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Dr Bo’s research covers topics in financial economics, including firm investment decisions under uncertainty, capital market imperfections, corporate finance, corporate governance, and the Chinese economy. She has published in well-recognized academic journals, including Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance, Economica, European Finance Review, and European Journal of Finance, etc.
  • Dr Jan Knoerich: Lecturer on the Economy of China & Scholar Lau China Institute, King’s College London. Jan Knoerich holds a PhD in Economics (with reference to China) from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. He joins King’s College London after teaching Chinese economy and research methods as a Departmental Lecturer at the University of Oxford’s School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies. Jan also spent several years working on international investment and development issues for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva. He studied and lived in China and conducted extensive fieldwork in Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing and Changchun, examining Chinese enterprises in the process of internationalisation and foreign investment in China.
  • Roy Graff: Roy has over 18 years of tourism industry experience in business development, marketing, distribution, sales and e-commerce. From 2002-2005 he was tasked with the full scale development of independent travel business in China on behalf of Gullivers Travel Associates (Since 2012, owned by Kuoni). During that time he developed excellent relationships with leaders of the Chinese tourism sector and build a strong reputation for excellence and cultural awareness. He is a fluent Mandarin Chinese speaker and student of Chinese philosophy, literature and poetry. As Managing Director of ChinaContact, Roy works with national and regional tourism promotion boards, luxury hotel chains, high-end tour operators, technology companies, retailers and event companies on strategies and implementation of China market access. He offers is own personal experience and facilitates introductions to high-level executives, senior officials and media publishers in China.
  • Chair: Prof Zheng Xiao Guo: Zheng Xiao Guo is UCL’s Pro-Provost for China and professor of Materials Chemistry. As Pro-Provost for China, he contributes to UCL’s overall international strategy and oversees UCL’s specific interactions with the China region (including the Mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau). He is the Chair of the Education Ice-Breakers of the 48 Group Club, promoting positive education and education-business links between the UK and China; and an Overseas' Expert Adviser to the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He was the “Focal-Point” for UK-China collaborations in Nanotechnology and Materials Science, appointed by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills and the Foreign Commonwealth Office, to promote UK-China collaborations in the subject area. He has been involved in and facilitated various UK-US, UK-Japan, UK-China and UK-Korea clean energy and nanotechnology links.

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