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Dezan Shira Principal: Greater Opportunities in India than in China

Published on January, 2012 by in The Interview


Chris Devonshire-Ellis, is Principal at Dezan Shira & Associates, a specialist foreign direct investment practice, providing business advisory, tax, accounting, payroll and due diligence services to multinationals investing in China, Hong Kong, India and Vietnam. Established in 1992, the firm is a leading regional practice in Asia with nineteen offices in four jurisdictions, employing over […]

getchee CEO: Western Woes Will Increase Investment in China

Published on December, 2011 by in The Interview


Bruce Berkman is CEO of getchee, the only full solutions provider of Asian market and location intelligence. getchee helps brand owners in the fast-moving consumer goods, banking and financing, retail food, retail merchandise, and automotive industries expand and optimize their businesses in emerging economies in Asia. European and American economic troubles are one more reason […]

Slot: “Latin America can teach China a lot about architecture”

Published on November, 2011 by in The Interview


Slot, a firm co-founded by Juan Carlos Vidals and Moritz Melchert, was in charge of designing Mexico’s national pavilion at Shanghai’s World Expo. The design contest was overseen by ProMexico, Mexico’s national trade and promotion government agency. The winning design was to reference Mexico’s historical past, the country’s culture and natural diversity, all while adhering […]

Olympics, World Cup Improve Only Some Aspects of National Reputation

Published on November, 2011 by in The Interview

Xiaoyan Zhao

Xiaoyan Zhao is Senior Vice President and Director, Global Research and Consulting at GfK Public Affairs & Corporate Communications. Dr. Zhao has more than 20 years of experience in international research servicing global clients from all continents. She leads GfK’s place branding research team, directing global customized assignments as well as Anholt-GfK Roper Nation Brands […]

Costa Rican Ambassador to China: “We Are Living Interesting Times in Culture, Sports, Politics, and Business”

Published on September, 2011 by in Diplomacy


Marco Vinicio Ruiz Gutiérrez is Costa Rican Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China. He is an industrial engineer from the University of Costa Rica. He is a New York University MBA. Amb. Ruiz was Trade Minister from 2006 to 2010. During his tenure as Minister, the Central America, Dominican Republic and the United States […]

Amb. Sergio Ley: Developing A New Class Of Mexico-China Professionals

Published on September, 2011 by in The Interview

Emb. Sergio Ley

Ambassador Sergio Ley is an institution in Mexico-China relations. He graduated from the Mexican National Autonomous University (UNAM), later studied at the graduate level both in Paris and London, where he specialized in antique building restoration. In Mexico, he graduated from the Panamerican Institute of Management (IPADE), before joining the Mexican Foreign Service in 1984. […]

China Today’s Wu Yongheng: “We want young people to learn more about China”

Published on September, 2011 by in The Interview

Wu Yongheng China Hoy

Wu Yongheng heads the Latin America office of China Today, edited in Spanish as China Hoy in Mexico City. His career in publishing spans more than four decades. In 1970 he entered the Chinese national news agency, Xiinhua, where he was Director-General of the Latin America Regional Office and International Vice-president. His career has included […]

Hult San Francisco Dean: “Latin America, a collection of small economies competing for a share of global business”

Published on August, 2011 by in The Interview


Luis M. Umaña Timms is Dean of the San Francisco campus of Hult International Business School, one of the world’s leading business education institutions. Before joining Hult, Luis served as academic director of the One MBA program, as well as Director of MBA Programs, at the Rotterdam School of Management Erasmus University in the Netherlands […]

A conversation with Dr. Riordan Roett, Co-Editor of “China’s Expansion into the Western Hemisphere”

Published on August, 2011 by in The Interview


Dr. Riordan Roett, Co-Editor of China’s Expansion into the Western Hemisphere, is the Sarita and Don Johnston Professor of Political Science and Director of Western Hemisphere Studies at The Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C.  Dr. Roett received his Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University. Spanish […]

Dr. Mauro Guillén: Mandarin Chinese, Hindi, And Latins

Published on August, 2011 by in The Interview

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Dr. Mauro F. Guillén is the Director of The Joseph H. Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds the Dr. Felix Zandman Endowed Professorship in International Management at The Wharton School and a secondary appointment as Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania.  He received a PhD […]