Welcome to China BIG Idea.

My name is Shirley Yu, political economist, professor, author, a formidable Scholar and Expert in Chinese Strategic and Economic Affairs, a leading global voice on China at the cross-section of global Public Policy, Academia, Media, and Business.

I lecture on China’s political economy, digital economy, and the Belt and Road Initiative at the IE Business School, Harvard Kennedy School, and the London School of Economics. A Senior Fellow at the LSE, a Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, a former deputy director of the XIN Fintech Center at the Tsinghua PBOC School of Finance, I contribute to the FT, BBC, Bloomberg, Nikkei Asian Review, PBS Frontline, South China Morning Post, CNN, SP Global, in print and on TV, among many leading global media outlets. A Harvard University and Peking University graduate.

My personal website contains a collection of writings, academic publications, public and thinktank lectures, news features, frequent TV interviews, all on China.

I have delivered lectures at leading global think tanks, including the Chatham House, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Fairbanks Center, the Wilson Center, the Asia Society, the LSE, among many others.

Over the years, I have had the tremendous privilege to serve the boards, senior executives, and key clients of Fortune Global 100 companies on deliberations of China strategies and China risks. This routine publication is a daily work-in-progress, mirroring some of the thinking processes.

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I want to thank our more-than-30 passionate and dedicated global team of editors, analysts, contributors, social media outreach teams, as well as our CBI academy members. They work relentlessly to master the critical developments from government, public policy, macro, industries, capital markets, technology, international policy, diplomacy, society, and culture from China.

I am also privileged to be joined by academics and colleagues globally who serve as our advisors. Professor Muhammad Imran Ashraf at the National Defence University Islamabad (www.ndu.edu.pk) is a leading voice on Foreign Policy of China, US, Russia & Pakistan.

Having the privilege to advise on strategic matters on China to Fortune Global 100 stakeholders, along with our strong global team, I would like to bring our crucial insights and advice to a wider global audience across corporates, policy, and government.

The objective is not to examine China normatively but rather positively. As the global economic gravity continues to shift towards the Asia Pacific in the 21st century, China presents both the most profound economic opportunities and the most complex political risks at boardrooms and policy rooms across the world.

This newsletter will bring to culmination the academic, policy, and corporate insights, with deep business expertise in China and around the world, and present the insights and intelligence on China for the benefit of global stakeholders.

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