The Asia Global Institute is now inviting applications for its 2020 AsiaGlobal Fellows Program, an interdisciplinary and intensive leadership development initiative designed for mid-career professionals from around the world. Check out the program highlights.
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The AsiaGlobal Fellows Program aims to provide participants with ample learning opportunities, big and small. During their Beijing study trip, our Fellows got a glimpse inside the headquarters of one of China's largest online retailers, JD.com, which is also the country’s biggest Internet company by revenue.
As a technology-driven company, JD.com claims to build reliable and scalable platforms that bring value to partners and customers in sectors such as e-commerce, logistics, Internet finance, cloud computing and smart technology.
Our Fellows had the opportunity to visit the Chinese insurance giant Ping An Group. The discussion with Ping An's senior management gave our Fellows a much more concrete understanding of what China’s economic growth and development mean from a business perspective.
The company was established in Shekou, Shenzhen, in 1988. Ping An endeavors to become a world-leading personal financial service provider upholding the belief of "technology-driven financial services for a better life", focusing on "big financial assets" and "big health care".
Former Government Economist and current AsiaGlobal Fellows Program Director KC Kwok introduced the 2019 Fellows to Hong Kong and its role in China's transformation.
In addition to giving the Fellows a brief history of both places, Kwok also broke down data on China's imports, exports, foreign direct investments, human capital and economic growth, and analyzed their significance in the context of globalization.
Who better to give an informative lecture on US-China trade disputes than University of Hong Kong Economics Professor Zhigang Tao?
Tao's research interests include China business and economics, and economics of organizations and strategy. His work has appeared in various economics and management journals such as the American Economic Review, International Economic Review, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Journal of International Economics, Management International Review, and Rand Journal of Economics. Tao has also penned books about the competitiveness of China's manufacturing industries, and China's Yangtze River Delta.