José Izquierdo Fernández José Izquierdo Fernández is Robin Li Scholar at the Yenching Academy of Peking University. José is a certified Spanish lawyer specialized in corporate law and cross-border M&A. He has extensively researched the phenomenon of Chinese outbound investments, with a particular focus on the cases of Southern Europe and Latin America. José Izquierdo holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Granada, Spain, and graduated in Law at the same university in 2016. He has worked and studied at top organizations worldwide, including Turkey, Canada, France, and China.

Op-Ed Blog

New paradigms of Chinese outbound investments

Unlike what a superficial analysis could suggest, the global attention received by Chinese ODI cannot be merely explained by its impressive growth.

Entering the trillion dollar Chinese E-commerce market: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Initially, Foreign-Invested Telecommunications Enterprises (FITE) were forbidden from investing more than 50% in Value-Added Telecoms Services (VATS), from which e-commerce businesses are part of.