Cutting-edge Insights from China

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


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


China is on the cusp of the next wave of business model innovations. Its companies are integrating hardware and software into the existing manufacturing ecosystem to offer the types of high-tech, high-quality and low-cost products that the US and other developed countries will find difficult to match.
Professor of Finance and Associate Dean for Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship, CKGSB
DJI Board Member
Chinese Innovation and the Future of Manufacturing


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


Rationality without sympathy will become a cold calculation, liberty without justice will result in selfishness, law without propriety will fall into ruthless control, rights without responsibility will give excuse for plundering, individual dignity will be left high and dry without social harmony.
TU Weiming
Founding Director of the IAHS, Peking University
Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Chinese Culture and Its Global Impact


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

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

Cutting-edge Insights from China is a four-day English-language program that presents the latest thoughts and research about China and its impacts presented by globally acclaimed professors from CKGSB, Peking University (PKU) and other leading academic institutions in China. They, together with business leaders from established companies, unicorns and unicorns-to-be in China, jointly provide a unique learning experience for you to understand China today and how it will influence the world tomorrow.

23rd-26th, September 2020    Beijing China

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The program will help you:

  • Gain a holistic and balanced view on China’s transformation, its unprecedented scale and speed and its global impact
  • Appreciate the complexity of China’s economic, social and political systems and cultural heritage
  • Prepare for the upcoming technological, business model and social innovations originating from China and meet key figures driving these changes
  • Tackle major challenges that may hinder your business’ entry or growth in the China market
  • Expand your network of top decision-makers from state-owned enterprises (SOEs), privately-owned enterprise (POEs) and multinational corporations (MNCs) in China and business leaders around the world
  • Senior executives and high-potential leaders of global entities
  • Successful entrepreneurs aiming to enter or expand in the China market or to partner with Chinese companies in other parts of the world
  • Senior diplomats and government officials working on relations with China 

You may already be aware that China is set to become the largest consumer market in the world—and want to be part of that opportunity. 

You may also know that China aims to build one of the world’s largest innovation economies and want to be prepared for this development.  

You may have discovered that China’s political system is distinctly different from the one of your country and want to learn how it works.

You may also be fascinated by the revitalization of this civilization, which once held dominance throughout East Asia, and how its traditional values are shaping business today.

Then Cutting-edge Insights from China is the program for you.


“We could go and talk to the leading European business schools, we could go and talk to the leading US business schools; but if you want to get a view on globalization through a China lens then it is much more valuable for our senior management to come to Beijing and listen to the views of experts at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business because that gives us the perspective we need to make important decisions around our business.”

Malcolm Sweeting, Senior Partner, Clifford Chance


 “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


“It is a daunting challenge for a business school to bring so many truly A-list business leaders together, but CKGSB has managed to hit another home run.”

Jack Ma, Founder and Executive Chairman, Alibaba

  • Day 1 Wednesday, September 23 Panoramic View of China I

    Understanding China and Its Business People
    China’s Transformation and Its Global Implications
    The Re-emergence of China and its Economic Outlook

  • Day 2 Thursday, September 24 China’s Globalization

    Globalization of RMB/Block Chain
    Globalization of Chinese Companies
    Company Visit
    Networking with CKGSB Alumni

  • Day 3 Friday, September 25 Market and Innovations

    Digital Marketing in China
    Insights on AI
    Company visit

  • Day 4 Saturday, September 26 Managing China

    Winning in China : Policies and Strategies

  • Note:

    This sample schedule represents the program structure and content. Timing and topics of sessions are illustrative and subject to change.

  • A sample list of company visits from past CKGSB programs:

Basic Program Information
  • Upcoming Session:
    23rd-26th, September 2020
  • Fee:
    The program fee includes tuition, teaching materials, most program meals, company visit transportation and four-night lodging.
  • Location:
    Beijing, China
  • Language:
  • Admission is a selective process based on an evaluation of the candidates’ professional achievements and organizational responsibilities.
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    About Partner - IAHS at Peking University

    The Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies at Peking University (IAHS), inaugurated in 2010, is a research and teaching institute that specializes in academic research, academic exchange and fostering talent. Deeply rooted in Chinese tradition, IAHS promotes interdisciplinary collaboration within the humanities, and between the humanities and social and natural sciences to deepen the self-reflexivity of Chinese traditional culture, and to realize its creative developments and transformations.


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