Yan advises major global corporations with a particular focus on public affairs, government engagement, mergers & acquisitions, and corporate reputation management as well as crisis and issues management. She provides counsel to senior management of foreign companies as they position their organizations in China and leaders of Chinese companies going global.
Yan worked as a journalist for ITN and CNN for more than a decade, winning three Emmy Awards in that time. Today, she is a regular speaker at preeminent events, including the Hamburg Summit and POWER Shanghai. She is a Vice-Chair of the board of The Golden Bridges Foundation, a member of the 2005 Committee, the China Women’s Club, and the Western Returned Scholars Association. Born in Beijing, Yan holds two Master’s degrees in International Relations and Political Science from Columbia University, New York, and a Master in Advanced Russian Area Studies from Hunter College at the City University of New York. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Russian Language and Literature from Beijing Normal University.
The China International Import Expo (CIIE), the country’s first state-sponsored import promotion fair, concluded in Shanghai on Saturday. The CIIE appears to have been a boon for foreign sellers: over its six days, Chinese state-owned and private firms signed about $58 billion in contracts and agreements with international companies. But the event, as a diplomatic venture, provided little clarity on how China would resolve its dispute with the US or manage its economic relations with other western economies.
By Yan Mei
12 November 2018
China’s President Xi Jinping on Monday will open the six-day inaugural China International Import Expo in Shanghai (“CIIE”). As one of China’s key diplomatic events of 2018, this is far more than just another trade fair. It is a platform to demonstrate that China is open for business—and is set to open to the rest of the world even wider.
By Yan Mei
02 November 2018