China's GDP is expected to surpass that of the USA by 2025. Is this the start of a full-blown political and economic rivalry?

US-China Power Struggle


The standoff between the US and China reflects a clash between two divergent systems with markedly different world views. Are we witnessing the beginning of a full-blown economic and military rivalry? What does this battle for global influence mean for the future of Swiss companies in China?

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Modern China, from a Chinese perspective
Douwe van den Oever


Ronnie C. Chan

Chairman of Hang Lung Properties

Mr. Ronnie C. Chan is Chairman of Hang Lung Group Ltd. and its subsidiary Hang Lung Properties Ltd., both publicly listed in Hong Kong. The Group expanded into mainland China in 1992, developing, owning and managing world-class commercial complexes in key tier one and tier two cities. He founded and chairs the China Heritage Fund, is a co-founding Director of The Forbidden City Cultural Heritage Conservation Foundation, Beijing, and is former Vice President and former Advisor of the China Development Research Foundation in Beijing.

Mr. Chan is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Chairman Emeritus of Asia Society and Chairman of its Hong Kong Center, and founding Chairman of the Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society. He serves or has served on the governing or advisory bodies of several think tanks and universities, including Peterson Institute for International Economics, World Economic Forum, East-West Center, Pacific Council on International Policy, Eisenhower Fellowships, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, University of Southern California, Indian School of Business, Yale University, Tsinghua University, and Fudan University.