David Zweig (Ph.D., The University of Michigan, 1983) is Professor Emeritus, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is also Director of Transnational China Consulting Limited and Vice-President of the Center on China and Globalization (Beijing). He lived in mainland China for four years (1974-76, 1980-81, 1986 and 1991-92), and in Hong Kong since 1996. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard in 1984-85. From 2004 to 2019 he was director of the Center on China’s Transnational Relations at HKUST. In 2013 he was awarded the Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship, Research Grants Council of Hong Kong. He is the author or editor of ten books, including Internationalizing China: domestic interests and global linkages and Sino-U.S. Energy Triangles: Resource Diplomacy under Hegemony. His forthcoming paper in the Journal of Contemporary China is entitled, ‘The best are yet to come’: State programs, domestic resistance and reverse migration of high-level talent to China.” His two on-line courses managed by Coursera have enrolled over 15,000 students.
Andrew Polk is a co-founder at Trivium/China and head of the firm’s economic research. Before Trivium, he was a senior economist at The Conference Board China Center for Economics and Business in Beijing. Previously, Polk worked at the Institute of International Finance, where he conducted macroeconomic analysis on emerging markets in the Asia/Pacific region. His research focus has included monetary policy, capital flows, and financial market development throughout East and Southeast Asia, with a particular emphasis on China. He has also conducted growth and inflation forecasting and country risk analysis for the region.
Polk has held research positions at the East Asia Desk of the U.S. Treasury Department, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and Foreign Policy magazine. He earned his BA in American studies and communication at Texas A&M University and holds an MA with distinction in economics and China studies from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
Dr. Wu Xinbo is Professor and Executive Dean, Institute of International Studies, and Director at the Center for American Studies, Fudan University. He teaches and researches China’s foreign and security policy, Sino-U.S. relations, and U.S. Asia-Pacific policy. Professor Wu is the author of Dollar Diplomacy and Major Powers in China, 1909-1913 (Fudan University Press, 1997), award-winning Turbulent Water: US Asia-Pacific Security Strategy in the post-Cold War Era (Fudan University Press, 2006), Managing Crisis and Sustaining Peace between China and the United States (United States Institute of Peace, 2008), and The New Landscape in Sino-U.S. Relations in the early 21st Century (Fudan University Press, 2011). He also has published numerous articles and book chapters in China, U.S., Japan, Germany, South Korea, Singapore and India. Professor Wu is on the editorial board of The Washington Quarterly (published by the Center for Strategic and International Studies) and on the International Board of the Studies in Asian Security book series (sponsored by the East-West Center and published by the Stanford University Press).
Mary Boyd is responsible for program development and client servicing in Shanghai. She also provides research and conceptual support on China for Economist Corporate Network program. Before joining the Economist Group Mary Boyd was in the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, serving on assignment in Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan and China (in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chongqing). Since leaving government service she has researched and published on economic development and governance issues in China, and has undertaken consultancy work for the World Bank and other international institutions, as well as multinational companies. She has written for a number of Economist Intelligence Unit publications, including Country Report, China Hand and Business China. She co-authored the Economist Intelligence Unit report: Taking on the Competition: Domestic Companies in China.
Han Lin is Deputy General Manager of Wells Fargo Bank, China, and a Senior Relationship Manager. In his role, Han supports bank governance and advises Wells Fargo commercial customers on their U.S-China cross-border strategic financing and trade needs. Han began his career with Wells Fargo in 2004 in Charlotte, N.C. where he was involved in a series of strategic initiatives encompassing credit, payments, trade and acquisitions. Two years later, he moved to China where he has been ever since. Han completed his undergraduate studies in business at the University of Michigan. He later completed a Masters in International Studies from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), a Masters of Science in Global Finance from the joint NYU Stern Business School-the HK University of Science and Technology program, and a law degree (LLM) in Chinese commercial law at Fudan University Law School. Han previously served in the U.S. Marine Corps and is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer with service in Ukraine. He is currently the Chair of the Financial Services Committee, American Chamber of Commerce Shanghai.
Anita Wei is the Senior Director Public Affairs & Communications for BD Greater China. She joined BD in late 2011 and is a member of BD Greater China Leadership Team as well as China Operation Committee. In this role, Anita is responsible for developing and managing BDX China level strategic programs focusing on HCW safety and patient safety, establishing and enhancing interaction with commercial and industry associations, leading China Policy Council to drive policy intelligence and corresponding strategies, and generating health economic evidence to support product market access and competitive selling. Anita is also accountable for developing strategies and actions on media relations and CSR, building corporate branding and enhancing internal communications. Anita’s team also serves as a central marketing role for BD China Key Account team, building platforms and designing programs as key enablers for KA strategy.
Anita is now a designated delegate for AdvaMed China Executive Committee and leader for Inclusion & Diversity and WIN (Women Initiative Network) in China. Prior to joining BD, Anita served Novartis for 6 years, where her last role was Head of Communications for Novartis Pharma Greater China, reporting to the Chairman. Anita obtained her bachelor’s degree in economics from University of International Business and Economics in Beijing and her Master Degree in Marketing and Communications from University of Sydney.
St. John provides counsel to Chinese and foreign companies on matters related to public affairs, issue and crisis management, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and long-term corporate reputation management. He has been based in Beijing since 1999 and through that time has worked with a wide variety of foreign companies operating in China and Chinese companies going global.
St. John joined Brunswick in 2008 following seven years at APCO Worldwide where he advised foreign multinationals on investment, public affairs, government engagement, and corporate communications issues across China.
St. John has extensive hands-on experience advising on technology, media, and telecom issues as well as natural resources sector. He is a key author and driver of Brunswick’s government and policy analysis.
Recent issue and crisis counsel includes high profile environmental incidents; multi-jurisdictional product recalls; food and safety recalls; anti-corruption investigations; intellectual property litigation; bankruptcy and criminal matters; class action cross-border lawsuits; and corporate espionage matters. He has advised on Chinese companies going global, including the acquisition of key assets and integration matters, as well as foreign companies acquiring assets in China.
Mr. Michael Zhang has been appointed as China Head of Government Affairs at FMC since July 2018, in charge of government and public affairs of FMC China regional headquarter, innovation center and plants. Before joining FMC, Mr. Michael Zhang served at the several important roles of government affairs, public affairs, EHS with such MNCs as Heraeus, Harley-Davidson and Wacker Chemicals. After the graduation from Chongqing University, Mr. Michael Zhang spent 6 years at several posts of the local government in Jiangsu Province. Mr. Michael Zhang completed the fulltime international MBA program at IE Business School in Spain.