Dr. Huiyao Wang

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Founder and President, Center for China and Globalization
Vice Chairman, MOFCOM China Association of International Economic Cooperation
Counselor, State Council

Dr. Huiyao Wang (Henry) is the Founder and President of Center for China and Globalization (CCG); Vice Chairman of China Association for International Economic Cooperation (CAIEC) under the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM); Counselor for the State Council of the People’s Republic of China (appointed by Premier Li Keqiang in 2015). He is also the Vice Chairman of China Western (Overseas) Returned Scholars Association, Deputy Director of Expert Committee of All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese; and the Vice Chairman of China Talent Society under the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security. In addition, he is an invited to be the Dean of the Institute of Development Studies at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics.

Early in his career, Dr. Wang worked with the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations and Trade and also served as Chief Economic Representative of Quebec Government in Hong Kong and greater China region. Dr. Wang is currently on the Migration Advisory Board of International Organization of Migration (IOM) of the United Nations. He is also a member of Yale University Asia Development Council, a member of the advisory board of Richard Ivey School of Business in Asia, a steering committee member of Metropolis International Network, and a steering committee member of the Paris Peace Conference..

Dr. Wang was a Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School and a visiting fellow at Brookings Institution. He has taught as Adjunct Professor at Guanghua School of Management at Peking University and Ivey School of Business at University of Western Ontario. Dr. Wang has published over 50 monographs and edited volumes and more than 100 articles and papers in both the Chinese and English languages on topics of globalization, global migration, Belt and Road Initiative, China outbound investment, Chinese diaspora and Chinese think tanks. His latest English books include:  China Goes Global: How China’s Overseas Investment is Transforming Its Business Enterprises (Palgrave Macmillan, London, England 2016); Reverse Migration in Contemporary China (Palgrave Macmillan, London, England 2016); International Migration of China: Status, Policy and Social Responses to the Globalization of Migration (Springer, Singapore 2017); Handbook on China and Globalization (Elgar, Cheltenham, England 2019); and China’s Domestic and International Migration Development (Springer, Singapore, 2019).

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