Welcome to China BIG Idea by Yu & Partners!

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

I lecture at the Harvard Kennedy School, London School of Economics, IE Business School, and the National Defence University Pakistan on China’s political economy, tech & digital economy, the Belt and Road Initiative, and China in Africa.

I contribute to the FT, BBC, Bloomberg, Nikkei Asian Review, PBS Frontline, South China Morning Post, the National, CNN, and SP Global, in print and on TV, among many other leading global media outlets. A Harvard University and Peking University graduate.

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

I have delivered public lectures at leading global think tanks, including the Chatham House, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Fairbanks Center, the Wilson Center, and Asia Societies around the world, 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.

Please allow me to recognize the dedicated partners who join me in this global effort to cultivate a structured and complex understanding of the driving forces of China's development and its global impacts.

  • Andrea Pietrini, editor of China BIG Idea, Chinese economic quantitative and qualitative analyst and researcher, MS-SOAS-University of London.

  • Chi Xu, editor of China BIG Idea Weekly, journalist with a focus on multilateral institutions, MA-Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.

  • Kellen McCullum, editor of China BIG Idea Weekly, Chinese foreign policy and political economics researcher, CBAP fellow, MA-University of Kent.

  • Shubham Swaroop

We equally thank our passionate and dedicated global team of analysts, contributors, social media outreach teams, as well as our CBI academy members. Please do get to meet our research team in the contributors’ section.

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.

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We are 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 the Foreign Policy of China, the 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 governments.

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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