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Thursday, July 12, 1973


 on my 10thy trip fortunate to attend 100 5 minute presentations on connecting globalisation by ccg

st of Attendees 5th annual CGB (web  twitter  ) Beijing 
wanghuiyao(in alphabetical order by surname)

Amitav Archaya YoutubeCGTN  T Distinguished Professor of International Relations of American University Bethseda (Confirmed) beyond west as monopoly theorist of intl relations -cf wrj 

H.E. Edward Boateng 1 2, Ambassador of Ghana to China 15 bn fund  6500 ghana studdents in chian

Andrew Brownetw Editorial Director, Bloomberg New Economy Forum -see nov 20-22 event

 Cao Degan 1, Director-General of Heren Charitable Foundation x china first .5bn fn; Former Deputy Governor of Fujian Province sb model -Charity Academy at Nanjing University,China Foundation for Poverty Alliance.

Chen Chi, CEO and Co-Founder of Xiaozhu.com (Confirmed)
Chen Dingding, Professor of International Relations at Jinan University (Confirmed)
Chen Jian, Former Vice Minister of Commerce, CCG Advisor (Confirmed) 
Chen Deming, Former Minister of Commerce, President of MOFCOM China Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment (CAEFI); CCG Honorary Chair (Confirmed)
Ronnie Chan, Chairman of Hang Lung Properties; CCG Co-Chair (Confirmed)
Chen Wenling, Chief Economist of China Center for International Economic Exchange (CCIEE), CCG Expert Advisor (Confirmed)
Giuseppe Crocetti, Chief of Mission, International Organization for Migration (IOM) (Confirmed)
Nick Coyle, CEO & Executive Director, AustCham Beijing (Confirmed)
Cui Fan, Professor at University of International Business and Economics (UIBE); CCG Nonresident Senior Fellow (Confirmed) 
Cui Mingmo, President of China Association for International Economic Cooperation (CAFIEC) (Confirmed)
Wendy Cutler, Vice President of Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) (Confirmed)
H.E. Ali Obaid Al Dhaheri, Ambassador of U.A.E. to China
H.E. Clare Fearnley, Ambassador of New Zealand to China
Fu Chengyu, Former Chairman of Sinopec Group; CCG Advisor
Fan Wenzhong, Chairman of Beijing Financial Holdings Group; Former Director-General for Foreign Affairs at China Banking Regulatory Commission (Confirmed)
Fang Fang, Partner of Waterwood Investment Holdings; CCG Vice Chair (Confirmed)
Allan Gabor, President of Merck China
Gao Anming, Deputy Director of China Foreign Languages Publishing Administration
Dan Gao Zhendong, Founder and CEO of Positec, CCG Senior Vice Chair (Confirmed)
H.E. Diego Ramiro Guelar, Ambassador of Argentina to China (Confirmed)
Guan Xin, Founder and Chairman of Kuan Capital, CCG Vice Chair (Confirmed)
Guo Sheng, Chief Executive Officer, Zhaopin.com, CCG Senior Council Member
Linda He Mei, Chairperson and President of Wailian Overseas Consulting Group, CCG Vice Chair (Confirmed)
He Ning, Former Director-General of Department of American and Oceanian Affairs at Ministry of Commerce; Former Minister for Commercial Affairs at Chinese Embassy to U.S.; CCG Senior Fellow (Confirmed)
He Shenquan, Member of Editorial Board of of Global Times (Confirmed)
He Weiwen, Former Commercial Counsellor at Chinese Embassy in New York and San Francisco; CCG Senior Fellow (Confirmed)
He Yafei, Former Vice Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Former Deputy Director of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council; CCG Co-Chair (Confirmed)
Hou Wenxuan, Chair in Corporate Finance at the Business School, University of Edinburgh; CCG Nonresident Senior Fellow (Confirmed)
Huo Jianguo, Former President of the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation, Ministry of Commerce, CCG Senior Fellow (Confirmed) 
Daniel Ikenson, Director of Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, CATO Institute (Confirmed)
Jiang Shan, Former Director-General of Department of American and Oceanian Affairs of Ministry of Commerce; CCG Senior Fellow (Confirmed)
Jiang Xipei, Chairman of Far East Holding Group; CCG Vice Chair (Confirmed)
Jin Xin, Director of China Center for Contemporary World Studies (Confirmed)
H.E. Ed Kronenburg, Ambassador of the Netherlands to China
Masahiro Kawai, Representative Director and Director-General, Economic Research Institute for Northeast Asia (Confirmed)
H.E. Lan Lijun, Director-General of China Fund of International Studies (CFIS); Former Ambassador of China to Finaland, Canada and Indonesia
Li Baiqing, Executive Director-General of CGE Peace Development Foundation (Confirmed)
Li Dongsheng, Chairman of TCL Group
Howard Li, Chairman and CEO of Waitex Group; Co-Chair of Committee of 100 Greater China (Confirmed)
James Liang Jianzhang, Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Ctrip; CCG Vice Chair (Confirmed) 
Liao Jianwen, Chief Strategy Officer, JD Group (Confirmed)
Leng Yan, Executive Vice President of Daimler China; CCG Senior Council Member (Confirmed)
Anthony Leung Kam-chung, Former Financial Secretary of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, CEO of Nan Fung Group; CCG Senior Vice-Chair (Confirmed)
Liu Shijin, Deputy Director of Economic Council under the CPPCC; Vice President of Development Research Foundation under the State Council; CCG Advisor (Confirmed)
Liu Yanhua, Former Vice Minister of Science and Technology; Counselor for the State Counci of PRC (Confirmed)
Long Yongtu, Former Vice Minister of Commerce, Former Secretary-General of the Boao Forum for Asia, CCG Chair
Lv Kejian, Former Director-General of Department of Asian Affairs, Ministry of Commerce; Former Minister at the Chinese Embassy in Japan; CCG Senior Fellow (Confirmed)
Miao Lu, Vice President and Secretary-General of CCG (Confirmed)
H.E. Eoin O'Leary, Ambassador of Ireland to China (Confirmed)
Pang Zhongying, Professor at Ocean University of China; President of Ocean Development Advanced Studies Institute; CCG Non-resident Senior Fellow
Jacob Parker, Vice President of China Operations at the U.S.-China Business Council (Confirmed)
Michael Pillsbury, Director of Center on Chinese Strategy, Hudson Institute (Confirmed)
H.E. Miguel Angel Ramirez Ramos, Ambassador of Cuba to China (Confirmed)
Margaret Ren, China Chairman of Bank of America Merrill Lynch; CCG Vice Chair
Ruan Zongze, Vice President of China Institute of International Studies (CIIS) (Confirmed)
H.E. Nicholas Rosellini, UN Resident Coordinator in China (Confirmed)
H.E. Luis Schmidt, Ambassador of Chile to China
H.E. Ettore Francesco Sequi, Ambassador of Italy to China
H.E. Shen Guofang, Executive Director of China Fund of International Studies (CFIS); Former Deputy Representative and Ambassador of China to U.N.
Shi Yinhong, Dean of School of International Studies, Renmin University of China; Counselor for the State Council; CCG Academic Council Advisor (Confirmed)
Feike Sijbesma, CEO of DSM
Song Zhiping, Chairman of China National Building Materials Group Corporation (Confirmed)
Tim Stratford, Chairman of AmCham China (Confirmed)
H.E. Su Ge, Chairman of China National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation, Former Chinese Ambassador toIceland, CCG Advisor (Confirmed)
Su Hao, Director of Center for Strategic and Peace, China Foreign Affairs University; CCG Nonresident Senior Fellow (Confirmed)
Sun Jie, Former Director of Department of Asset Management at China Security Regulatory Commission; President of Asset Management Association of China, CCG Senior Fellow (Confirmed)
Tang Xiuguo, President of SANYI Group; CCG Vice Chair (Confirmed)
Teng Jianqun, Director of the Department for American Studies and Center for Arms Control and International Security, China Institute of International Studies (CIIS); CCG Nonresident Senior Fellow (Confirmed)
Tu Xinquan, Professor and Dean of China Institute for WTO Studies, University of International Business and Economics (UIBE); CCG Nonresident Senior Fellow (Confirmed)
Justin Vaisse, Director-General of Paris Peace Forum (Confirmed)
Wang Feng, Editor-in-Chief of FTChinese.com (Confirmed)
Wang Shi, Founder of China Vanke; CCG Senior Vice Chair (Confirmed)
Wang Yong, Professor and Director of Center for International Political Economy at Peking University; CCG Nonresident Senior Fellow (Confirmed)
Wang Guangfa, Chairman and President of Beijing Fazheng Group (Confirmed)
Wang Huiyao, President of CCG, Counselor for the State Council (Confirmed)
Wang Linda, Chairperson of Beijing Yihai Properties; CCG Vice Chair (Confirmed)
Wang Xiaochu, Former Vice Minister of Human Resources and Social Security; Vice Chairman of NPC Foreign Affairs Committee; CCG Advisor
Wang Yi, Founder and CEO of LAIX (Confirmed)
Jeremie Waterman, Vice President of Greater China at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Xue Lan, Dean of Schwarzman Scholars, Tsinghua University (Confirmed)
Yang Rui, Host of CGTN, CCG Nonresident Senior Fellow (Confirmed)
Yu Hongjun, Former Vice Minister of the International Department of the CCP Central Committee; CCG Advisor
Yu Yunquan, Vice President of Institute of Contemporary China and World Studies (Confirmed)
Yuan Peng, Director-General of China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (Confirmed)
H.E. Wojciech Zajaczkowski, Ambassador of Poland to China (Confirmed)
Zha Daojiong, Professor of the School of International Studies of Peking University; CCG Academic Committee Advisor (Confirmed)
Zhang Hongli, Co-Chair of HOPU Fund; Former Senior Executive Vice President of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), CCG Vice Chair (Confirmed)
Zhang Huarong, President of Huajian Group, CCG Vice Chair (Confirmed)
Zheng Yongnian, Chair of CCG Expert Advisory Committee; Director of East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore (Confirmed)
Zhou Mingwei, Former Director-General of China Foreign Languages Publishing Administration

see also its events 

my favorite walks in world are around tsinghua university -while boston mit's walk round future of engineering is about 1 sq mile , tsinghua is 9 sq mile and growing- 
as a subcity zhong emerges as the world's number 1 city of entrepreneurs and tech wizards- has silicon valley been napping over the 40 years since my dad's economist survey - in terms of infrastructure for all absolutely

having been to haidian district 10 times and always wanting to chat with engineering entrepreneurs - my full tour is long - can you search out jack ma's hidden biographer ms YL and local animator of aliresearch or add to our blog alibabauni.com - ask chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk for more hidden jewels if you are about to walk the campus -but unless you speak chinese, i recommend you start at the school of languages- if you are lucky you will find a student translator for the day- pay what they ask, most are training to become youth ambassadors they are already the most culturally curious of their age of china's 1.5 billion people- the most inspiring people someone like me can imagine being on tour with- there's even a part of unesco hidden away in the language school

i find it charming that much of tsinghua is old school- getting on with teaching not spending huge amounts on new buildings - however if a global goodwill sponsor really wants to do both - see schwarzman college -note the billionaires around the world who have joined in - my father wrore in the economist as early as the 1970s that the 21st c would be a trick time where half of the most valuable knowledge would change every 7 years- schwarzman is based on that principle- instead of putting graduates in debt give them 2 years to create a super-alimni club innovating what old siloised professors cant imagine doing- its also linking in what adam smith woul approve of - morals from eg oxford and brilliant enginners from mit and tsinghua and i hope some of the most kindly tranlators in the world

back in the rather unkingd place i live in i fortunately have an exceptional neighbpor wh tutors schwarzman scolars on any aean project they may want to sustain the world around - thank you tsinghua schwarzman and students 
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rom the President


Why I Became a Philanthropist

Susana Chou ? ?17 September, 2015


Brief Introduction : Madam Susana Chou was board member of Macao Basic Law Drafting Committee, Vice Chairman of the Preparatory Committee for the Macao Special Administrative Region, and President of the first, second and third Legislative Assembly of the Macao Special Administrative Region. Now, Madam Chou is the Vice Chairperson of the Macao Special Administrative Region Basic Law,under the Standing Commitee of the National People’s Congress, and member of the Standing Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee.


I grew up in a wealthy family that provided me with everything I needed and more. Living in such comfort, I never thought there were people who struggled with poverty and couldn’t afford food or warm clothes.

I received my education from elementary school to college in mainland China. Life was peaceful until the Natural Calamity hit China. I was in college from 1959 to 1963 when famine prevailed in the country. I didn’t have enough to eat and neither did anybody around me. The magnitude of this catastrophe made me believe that this was a once-in-a-century disaster, and as long as we kept fighting together as one, good days would finally come along. Although, for the first time in my life, food became a concern, I lived a happy life during those difficult years. I had no desire to make money, nor did I thought it was important.

In 1967, I moved to Paris. Being young and ignorant, I thought supporting myself would be easy. Therefore, I refused to take my father’s money, and started my adventure of survival by working my way through that one year of study. From that moment, I earned every penny myself to become financially independent. Though I learned it the hard way, I had finally found out that poverty could make one’s life so miserable. And it had, for the first time, occurred to me that world is not fair.

In the fall of 1968, I came to Macao and took over a failing company, and started my new adventure in the business world. In order to survive, I began to think big and bury myself in work. Years later, I had expanded my business, increased my personal wealth, and eventually lived a life of affluence.However, I felt sorry for the people working for me, because although they had a secured job by that time, there was a huge gap between their lives and mine. And again, that feeling that society is unfair came to strike me again.

After I began my career in politics, I had the opportunity to learn more about the lives of ordinary citizens. ?I discovered that there were more people affected by poverty than I had originally thought, and I felt so urgent to help those in need.? I was in my 60’s when I resigned from the Legislative Assembly of?Macao as its president. At that time, I had already saved a lot more than I needed, and I felt so strongly about using my personal wealth to support those people in poverty. Though I knew that I was only one person and my abilities were limited, I had made my decision to serve as many people as I can.

This is how I became involved in philanthropy. I didn’t have big dreams. I just want to do what I can to help those in need.

WISE-LIFE China Education Forum

areaIndustry Development
OrganizationBeijing Xinminsirui Education Consulting Center (better known as "21st Century Education Research Institute")

The WISE-LIFE China Education Forum is the first cooperation between two education innovation platforms in China and abroad: World Innovation Summit for Education and LIFE Education Innovation (21st Century Education Research Institute) ,in hopes of inspiring people’s thinking and actions towards education and exploring innovative plans to improve learning and address the major educational problems by presenting worldwide experiences and efforts in education innovation.

Today’s world is complicated with frequent contradictions. Therefore, people place their hope on education to cultivate? individuals who can adapt to the future and society. Education equity is the basis of a shared future of mankind, which means providing quality education for every learner to help make up for his/her disadvantages, release his/her maximum potentials and fill the gap between rich and poor, urban and rural. male and female effectively.

Innovative ways over technological innovations are needed to ensure education equity. Innovation is not bringing forth the new from the old, but jumping out of stereotypes’ limitations to find more effective solutions under limited conditions to


Subsidizing public welfare projects of education helps vulnerable children have the right to go to school and even attend a good school. In addition, such projects can make those children fully develop their personal potential and promote their ability of adapting to future study, life and work, in which thus they can equally take part. Finally, those children can foster the healthy development of China.


Focus On

social vulnerable children and teenagers, such as rural children(left-behind children and migrant children), the prisoners’ children and children lacking good chances of development in town.


Children’s Development Goals

Developing children’s literacy, numeracy, IT literacy as well as their psychosocial and social capability

One of the great gifts of hong kongs richest man li ka-shing to the world- ckgsb focuses on training at the edge of human innovation as well as bringing peoples together

Thank you for participating at the 2018 Women in Leadership Forum co-hosted by Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) and UN Women on November 28th, 2018.

ka-shing is also one of the main sponsors to join schwarzman in connecting his global schwarzman college - at its beijing branch in tgsinghua (along with ray galio and japans second richsst man softbank's masa son)

diary note from my 9th visit to beijing

We are honored to have had multiple opinion leaders sharing their best practices in government, businesses, and non-profits. Barbara Woodward, the British Ambassador to China, Jan Adams, Australian Ambassador to China, Shirley Chen, Chairwoman of CICC, Gill Zhou, Vice President and CMO of IBM GCG, Zhu Rui, Associate Dean and Professor of Marketing of CKGSB, and May Mei, Founder & Executive Director of GoalBlue each gave their keynote speech to shed light on the trends in their sectors as well as the challenges for and potentials of women.

ckgsb also has a new york branch - one of my favorite spaces to visit in usa - see brooking's li interviewing henry kissinger sponsored by ckgsb - this particular meet was hosted at the university club