The growth story of China’s legal and financial industries is both a product and a testimony of this country’s continuous economic transformation: nascent but fast-growing, vastly different from a decade ago and still rapidly changing. The game has started, and faced with various issues, both international and domestic firms are constantly responding, rethinking, reshaping, readjusting… To survive and thrive, they need to master the fine art of balance between growth and profitability, expansion and quality control, opportunities and risks.

Business & Strategy

Here, business leaders from the ancient oriental country share their insights and wisdom.

Fosun is a product of and testimony to China’s economic miracle: founded in 1992, today it is China’s largest private-owned investment conglomerate with investments of approximately $31 billion in M&A. Its co-founder and Chairman, Guo Guangchang, is a discreetly ambitious, down-to-earth visionary, whose business model seeks to exemplify social responsibility and philanthropy.

Guo Guangchang (Fosun): “Enterprises are themselves the best form of philanthropy” (Part II)

Fosun is a product of and testimony to China’s economic miracle: founded in 1992, today it is China’s largest private-owned investment conglomerate with investments of approximately $31 billion in M&A. Its co-founder and Chairman, Guo Guangchang,...

19-10-2015

It isn’t easy to have both vision and power of execution, but Yuanqing Yang is one such rare leader. Since 2001, he has led Lenovo to become a true international company. Discreet in appearance, Yang is an ambitious strategist who believes that “being number one is important, because nobody can name the world’s second highest mountain.”

Yuanqing Yang (Lenovo): discreet speaker, ambitious doer

It isn’t easy to have both vision and power of execution, but Yuanqing Yang is one such rare leader. Since 2001, he has led Lenovo to become a true international company. Discreet in appearance, Yang is an ambitious strategist who believes that...

21-05-2015

Shang Xia, the Chinese lifestyle brand backed by Hermès, welcomed us at its boutique at the Rue de Sèvres in Paris with exquisite creations of oriental inspiration and a delicately smooth Oolong. There, we had a passionate conversion with Jiang Qiong Er, its CEO and Artistic Director. In French, English and sometimes Chinese, she shared with us how she viewed art and business, why she refused Shang Xia’s media-given label of “luxury brand,” and her wisdom of love towards employees and family.

Jiang Qiong Er (Shang Xia): “Business success is more a reward than an objective!”

Shang Xia, the Chinese lifestyle brand backed by Hermès, welcomed us at its boutique at the Rue de Sèvres in Paris with exquisite creations of oriental inspiration and a delicately smooth Oolong. There, we had a passionate conversion with Jiang Qiong...

04-09-2015

SHANG XIA is a rare pearl: surnamed by the press as “Chinese Hermès” or “the only Chinese brand of luxury,” it calls itself rather a brand “of excellence” that delivers quality design and service; in a business world where the crowd is blinded by short-term interests, SHANG XIA believes in time and patience; deeply rooted in Chinese tradition, culture and wisdom, it aspires to create emotion that is universal to everyone by bridging east and west, and modern and ancient, thereby extending beyond the temporal and spatial. Gain insights about this unique company from its soul, founder, CEO and Artistic Director, Jiang Qiong Er.

Jiang Qiong Er (SHANG XIA): “The appreciation for high-quality Made in China will spread among sophisticated markets”

SHANG XIA is a rare pearl: surnamed by the press as “Chinese Hermès” or “the only Chinese brand of luxury,” it calls itself rather a brand “of excellence” that delivers quality design and service; in a business world where the crowd is blinded by sho...

01-09-2015