Dr Xisu Wang is a remarkable man who brings a wealth of experience and knowledge about China to western countries. He lived his early life under the shadow of Chairman Mao and Communist China. As a young man he realised that China was slowly opening up to the west and left his position as Associate Professor and Dean of Nanjing University and became the first student from mainland China to complete post graduate studies in the United States, including a fellowship at Harvard University followed by an MBA at MIT.
Returning to China in the early 1990s, he worked with the first western companies to establish businesses in China, including EDS, Unilever and Caradon Electric, which provided him with rare insights into the new and unique challenges involved in forming Sino-US joint ventures. It's very rare to meet such a personable and knowledgeable individual who has lived through communism and the cultural revolution, studied political, social, economical, and cultural reform in China, experienced western democracy in the US and Hong Kong, and witnessed China's transition from a socialist planned economy to a free market economy.
Now based in Beijing and still consulting to foreign companies doing business in China, Xisu Wang provides insightful commentary on socio-economic and geo-political issues in China.
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