Program Overview

CKGSB’s Cutting-edge Insights from China program equips participants with skills to meet the evolving needs of global business, as well as in-depth knowledge about conducting business in or with China and collaborating with Chinese companies that have a global footprint.

Participants will emerge from this intensive program with a holistic understanding of China’s role in the evolving global landscape and be able to capitalize on emerging growth opportunities in the region.

The program includes interactive lectures focusing on specific business and economic issues within the Chinese context. Participants actively engage in discussions and group work within a diverse cohort. The program will also provide in-depth company visits and rich cultural experiences, offering students a full-spectrum understanding of China’s rapid development.

CKGSB unites expertise from the East with deep experience from the West through engaging its world-class faculty members, a large percentage of whom are natives of China and have held tenured or senior positions at top institutions such as Harvard, Wharton and Stanford prior to joining the school.

CKGSB’s professors are uniquely placed to help executives leave the sidelines and benefit from becoming active agents in China’s transformation.

Who should attend

  • C-suite executives who want to understand the business implications of a rapidly transforming China and the RCEP region
  • Organizational leaders who want to act now to take advantage of new opportunities that are emerging in Asia
  • Investors and entrepreneurs seeking in-depth understanding of the of China’s digital transformation and new policy paradigms
  • Leaders intending to enhance their management skills through combining Eastern and Western thinking
  • Business executives looking to grow meaningful networks in China
  • Senior diplomats and government officials working on business relations with China

Past participants’ positions 

  • Chairman
  • Founder
  • CEO
  • Board Director
  • Managing Director
  • General Manager, China Senior Vice President
  • Government & NGO
  • Ambassador to China
    Member of Parliament
  • Senior diplomats and government officials
  • Executive Director

Program Benefits

Gain holistic insights on China’s economy, politics, business, culture and its latest development agenda

Deep-dive into latest Chinese innovations to capitalize on emerging business opportunities

Hone your management expertise through fusing Eastern and Western business thinking

Recharge your China strategy amid ongoing global macro-environmental changes

Access CKGSB’s privileged thought leaders and business networks

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


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


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

Senior executive from Google Brazil


CKGSB’s approach is really new to me. We did not just learn content or business concepts by definition, in stead 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


Cutting-edge Insights from China 2024

  • LanguageEnglish
  • Dates
    June 16 -29, 2024
  • Location
    CKGSB campuses in central Beijing and Shenzhen
  • Tuition
    USD 26,000 per person
    (covers tuition, teaching materials and program meals)
  • Alumni status
    The incoming students become part of the CKGSB Global Community
Proposed Faculty & Speakers
  • LI Haitao
    Dean's Distinguished Chair Professor of Finance, Associate Dean for Degree Programs, Associate Dean for Alumni Affairs and the Development Foundation, Director of the Family Business Research Center, CKGSB
    Dr Li Haitao is the Dean’s Distinguished Chair Professor of Finance, Associate Dean for Degree Programs, Associate Dean for Alumni Affairs and the Development Foundation, Director of the Family Business Research Center at CKGSB. Previously, he was the Jack D. Sparks Whirlpool Corporation Research Professor in the Finance Department of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He also served on the faculty of the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. Dr Li serves on the editorial boards of Management Science (the Department of Finance) and the International Review of Finance. Dr Li holds a PhD in Finance from Yale University.
  • LI Wei
    Professor of Economics
    Associate Dean for CKGSB Asia & Europe

    Professor Li Wei formerly served as a professor at the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia. Previously, Professor 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. A renowned expert in China’s economy and business landscape, his work has been published in prominent academic journals and books, and some of his research results have also been featured in Foreign Affairs, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and on CNNfn (CNN Money) and Bloomberg TV. He has extensive consulting experience with multinational firms, Chinese firms, and the World Bank. Professor Li also leads the Case Center at CKGSB, which generates hundreds of original cases drawn from successful and innovative companies, such as SenseTime and TSMC.

  • LI Yang
    Associate Professor of Marketing
    Academic Director for Integrated MBA
    Dr. Li is Associate Professor of Marketing at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business. He received a Ph.D. in Marketing from Columbia University, a M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Columbia University, and a B.S. in Electronics from Peking University. His research focuses on big data marketing analytics, with emphases related to pricing, consumer choice, and competitive strategy. Professor Li has published on leading academic journals such as Management Science, Marketing Science, and Journal of Marketing Research. At CKGSB, Dr. Li teaches marketing management to MBAs, EMBAs and Executive Education. He has also consulted for Tencent, Baidu and Yonghui Groups, and currently holds a US patent.
  • SUN Tianshu
    Visiting Professor of Information Systems, Director of the Center for Digital Transformation, CKGSB
    Tianshu Sun 孙天澍 is a Visiting Professor of Information Systems and Director of the Center for Technology, Big Data and Digital Transformation at CKGSB. He has been tenured at USC Marshall School of Business, held a joint appointment in Computer Science and been recognized with Robert R. Dockson Named Professorship.
  • TENG Bingsheng
    Professor of Strategic Management
    Associate Dean for EE
    Professor Teng 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. Teng has published over 20 articles in academic journals, including the Academy of Management Review and Organization Science. His research has been included in most textbooks on strategic management. A renowned expert in strategic alliances, he has been interviewed by media such as The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. His areas of expertise include Chinese firms' global strategies, entrepreneurship and innovation, M&As, strategic alliances and strategic management.
  • XIANG Bing
    Founding Dean, CKGSB

    Professor of China Business and Globalization
    Dean Xiang is a leading expert on China’s economic and business environment, as well as the globalization of Chinese companies and the global impact of China's transformation. His research interests include state and business relations, the reform of state-owned enterprises, the role of the private sector in China, as well as innovations and economic disruptions in China. He is an independent board member for a number of listed companies in Hong Kong, mainland China and the U.S. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees at Asia House (UK), a member of the International Advisory Council of Fundação Dom Cabral (Brazil), a Counselor for the One Young World Summit (Germany), and was formerly the Co-Chair of a Ditchley Foundation conference, "China and the West" in 2018.
  • ZHONG Ling
    Assistant Professor of Economics, CKGSB
    Dr. Zhong Ling is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB). She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University in 2019. Her fields of specialization are labor economics, the economics of education, and the Chinese Economy.

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