Professor LU Xiankun is Managing Director of LEDECO Geneva and Associate Partner of IDEAS Centre Geneva.
He is Emeritus Professor of China Institute for WTO Studies of the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) and Wuhan University (WHU) of China and visiting professor or senior research fellow of some other universities and think tanks in China and Europe. He also sits in management of some international business associations and companies, including as Senior Vice President of Shenzhen UEB Technology LTD., a leading e-commerce company of China.
Previously, Mr. LU was senior official of Chinese Ministry of Commerce and senior diplomat posted in Europe, including in Geneva as Counsellor and Head of Division of the Permanent Mission of China to the WTO and in Brussels as Commercial Secretary of the Permanent Mission of China to the EU.
Benjamin Cavender is a Shanghai based consultant with more than 11 years of experience helping companies understand consumer behavior and develop go to market strategies for China. He is a frequent speaker on economic and consumer trends in China and is often featured on CNBC, Bloomberg, and Channel News Asia.
Sara Hsu is an associate professor from the State University of New York at New Paltz. She is a regular commentator on Chinese economy.
Xu Qinduo is CRI's former chief correspondent to Washington DC, the United States. He works as the producer, host and commentator for TODAY, a flagship talk show on current affairs. Mr. Xu contributes regularly to English-language newspapers including Shenzhen Daily and Global Times as well as Chinese-language radio and TV services.
A radio person, Mr. Lin Shaowen is strongly interested in international relations and Chinese politics. As China is quite often misunderstood in the rest of the world, he feels the need to better present the true picture of the country, the policies and meanings. So he talks a lot and is often seen debating. Then friends find a critical Lin Shaowen criticizing and criticized.
George N. Tzogopoulos
Dr George N. Tzogopoulos is an expert in media and politics/international relations as well as Chinese affairs. He is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre International de Européenne (CIFE) and Visiting Lecturer at the European Institute affiliated with it and is teaching international relations at the Department of Law of the Democritus University of Thrace. George is the author of two books: US Foreign Policy in the European Media: Framing the Rise and Fall of Neoconservatism (IB TAURIS) and The Greek Crisis in the Media: Stereotyping in the International Press (Ashgate) as well as the founder of chinaandgreece.com, an institutional partner of CRI Greek.
David Morris is the Pacific Islands Trade and Investment Commissioner in China, a former Australian diplomat and senior political adviser.
After a distinguished career in the US government and American media Dr. Harvey Dzodin is now a Beijing-based freelance columnist for several media outlets. While living in Beijing, he has published over 200 columns with an emphasis on arts, culture and the Belt & Road initiative. He is also a sought-after speaker and advisor in China and abroad.
He currently serves as Nonresident Research Fellow of the think tank Center for China and Globalization and Senior Advisor of Tsinghua University National Image Research Center specializing in city branding.
Dr. Dzodin was a political appointee of President Jimmy Carter and served as lawyer to a presidential commission. Upon the nomination of the White House and the US State Department he served at the United Nations Office in Vienna, Austria. He was Director and Vice President of the ABC Television in New York for more than two decades.
Stephane Grand is the principal of an international accounting and management consulting firm in Greater China. Stephane has advised hundreds of foreign investors over the last 25 years of his presence in China. He holds a Ph.D. in Chinese corporate law from La Sorbonne (Paris), a Masters degree from the Fletcher School (Boston), and an MBA from HEC (Paris). He is an active commentator of business in China.
Pedro Jordão is an expert on international business and economics based in Portugal.
Shafei Moiz Hali
Dr. Shafei Moiz Hali studied at George Mason University, Virginia, USA and specialized in the field of International Commerce and Policy. He did his PhD from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China specializing in Chinese foreign policy focusing on the Belt and Road Initiative and energy issues. Currently Dr. Hali is working as an Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Contemporary Studies, National Defence University (NDU) Islamabad, Pakistan.
Bryonie Guthrie is a former South African diplomat. Now she is an analyst with Acorus Capital, a Hong Kong-based consultancy with expertise in Africa.
Josef Gregory Mahoney
Josef Gregory Mahoney, PhD, is Professor of Politics and Executive Director of the International Center for Advanced Political Studies at East China Normal University.
Swaran Singh is professor, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi and visiting professor at Research Institute for Indian Ocean Economies in Kunming, China
Dr. Mohammed Issam Laaroussi is a Senior Researcher and lecturer at Trends Research & Advisory, Academic and professional writer in different media outlets. Laaroussi has previously worked as senior Analyst at the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR), Abu Dhabi, Lecturer in the American University of Leadership, Rabat, Morocco and has served as a Senior Officer of Morocco’s police department, Interior Ministry. His areas of expertise are International Law, Management of International Organizations, National Security Approaches, and Foreign Policy Analysis, Crisis Management, and Geostrategic studies, Terrorism Affairs, Leadership and Governance. Mr Laaroussi holds a PhD in International Relations as well as an MA in security and defense studies.
Zhiqun Zhu, PhD, is Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Bucknell University, USA.
Navjot is a British journalist, author and an expert digital content marketer / business leader. A former award-winning electronic engineer, Navjot has gone on to author and publish three successful travel books about China, a country he is an expert about and has lived and worked in for over 12 years. His rich work experience also includes extended periods living and working in a variety of international markets.
Originally from Belgium I´m actually a real product of China. Arrived in China in 2004 at age 24 I I never really worked outside China. I speak Chinese fluently, married to a Chinese. The real China is my habitat.
Although I work as CEO Asia Pacific for a German multinational, I am also an entrepreneur at heart. I am convinced China is a global game changer. I feel China is just getting started...
Eric Biegon is a news reporter with the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation
Rabi Sankar Bosu
Rabi Sankar Bosu is a freelance contributor to China Radio International’s Opinion-Editorial column, strongly interested in Chinese politics, social and cultural issues and on India-China relations with special focus on the Belt and Road Initiative.