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Day 8

On Day 8 we visited Giordano at its prime location at the heart of Nanjing Road in Shanghai’s trendy shopping district. Mr Bernie Mah, U of A School of Business alumni and Executive Chairman of Giordano’s China region, had made … Continue reading

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Day 7

On day 7 we traveled from Shanghai to Suzhou and Changshu, where we visited the Suzhou Industrial Park, Johnson & Johnson Suzhou, and the Canadian Solar Corporation. Our trip to Suzhou was coordinated by Ms Maria Liang, Suzhou Partner with … Continue reading

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Day 6

On day 6, we traveled from Beijing to Shanghai, where we were met by representatives from the Shanghai Administration Institute, our hosts in Shanghai. Our hosts provided us accommodation at the Haixing hotel, which serves as the exclusive hotel for … Continue reading

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Day 5

Today began with a tour through Tienanmen Square and the Forbidden City. In the afternoon, the group was hosted by businessman and developer Mr Li Ruohong at his King’s Garden Villa, one of Beijing’s most exclusive residential properties. Mr Li … Continue reading

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Day 4

Today, the group participated in a lecture by Professor Li Xuefend, a leading expert on Chinese governance. Prof Li teaches governance and management to China’s most senior government bureaucrats who hold the rank of deputy director general and above. The … Continue reading

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Day 3 – Yanshan Petrochemical

In the afternoon, the MBA group visited Beijing Yanshan Petrochemical (BYPC) plant, located 50 km southwest of Beijing. The huge Yanshan campus employs and houses its 15,800 employees onsite. At a size of 40 km squared, the massive campus is … Continue reading

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Day 3 – Royal Bank of Canada

The day started with a visit to Royal Bank of Canada’s Beijing Office. Mr Mike Chen, President of RBC China, Mr Oliver Lu, director of RBC China Insurance, and Ms May Ren, director of RBC Wealth Management, each provided briefings … Continue reading

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