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Understanding contemporary China (Webinar)

An introduction to a nation that is changing itself and the world

Gain in our webinar a deeper understanding of contemporary China. China and its rise affect everyone. Understanding the economic, political and cultural shifts this brings with it is key to stay ahead for Western businesses, NPOs and governments, and to identify opportunities and potential threats.

Understanding contemporary China (Webinar)

China’s rise to the global stage is the biggest story of our times and will shape the world for decades to come. Understanding it and assessing the conflicting reports about China requires a structured knowledge of the historic, economic and cultural basis for China’s rapid ascension. International and Swiss experts will provide you with the tools to analyse China’s rise and identify the opportunities that come with it.

In this webinar, you will

  • get in-depth insights on China’s history, economy, political system and language that help you understand what is happening today
  • get hands-on insights on interacting with China on a political and business level from experts with decades of experience
  • get the ability to analyze and assess future developments on your own.


Target audience Senior executives in Swiss and international companies, NPOs and government agencies who are working with China
Organizer Asia Society Switzerland & HWZ Academy
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Cost of participating CHF 1‘490 incl. handouts CHF 100 discount for Asia Society Switzerland and alumni HWZ, KV, ZGP-members
  • Nico Luchsinger, Co-Executive Director for Program and Strategy at Asia Society Switzerland. 
  • Markus Herrmann, Zurich-based Director at Sinolytics and Co-Head of the Asia programm of the Swiss Forum of Foreign Policy.
  • Matthias Kamp, Head of the Asia team at the economics department of the Swiss daily Neue Zürcher Zeitung.
  • Andries Diener, Partner at real estate investment firm Asia Green Real Estate and President of the Swiss-Chinese Association.
  • Margit Molnar, Head of the China Desk at OECD Economics Department.
  • Jennifer Altehenger, Associate Professor of Chinese History and Jessica Rawson Fellow in Modern Asian Studies at the University of Oxford and Merton College.
  • Dirk Schmidt, Tenured Senior Lecturer and Senior Researcher on China’s political economy, University of Trier.
  • Jue Wang, Lecturer at Leiden University Institute of Area Studies; Associate Fellow at Asia-Pacific Program, Chatham House



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