A unique blend of past glory and future opportunities

The world’s most populous country and the second-largest economy, the People’s Republic of China since the launch of the Reform and Opening Period in 1978 has become one of the fastest-growing actors on the international stage. After becoming the world factory, a new industrial policy recently released - Made in China 2025 - aims at transforming the country from a manufacturing giant to a world manufacturing power, moving its production up the global value chain. Together with this national goal, the projects launched within the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, the modern Silk Road connecting China to Europe through Central Asia and the wider Mediterranean Area, have boosted the development of infrastructures - such as railroads and ports - and of investments from Chinese state and private companies in all the economies along the Eurasian continent and the Euro-Mediterranean Region.

Peking University

Founded in 1898, Peking University (PKU, known in Chinese as Běidà, 北大) is the oldest national university in China’s modern history. It is a member of the élite C9 League, China’s equivalent of the Ivy League, and has been listed as the number one university in world’s emerging economies in 2016. 

More than 30,000 students — undergraduates and postgraduates — chosen among the best from across China receive training in 30 colleges and 12 departments, which offer programs in pure & applied sciences, social sciences & humanities, and sciences of management & education. 

PKU’s campus in Beijing, formerly the site of the Qing Dynasty imperial gardens, is among China’s most beautiful, thanks to its iconic lake, traditional houses, gardens, pagodas, as well as many notable historical buildings.

Beijing, Chongqing & Shenzhen

Beijing
A majestic synthesis of imperial heritage and futuristic skyscrapers, Beijing is the political and cultural heart of China, laying at the crossroads of the global economy. With more than 20 million inhabitants, 18 subway lines, 30 universities, 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and then countless government agencies, temples, museums, art districts, clubs, parks, lakes, the city’s buzz never ceases to amaze its guests.

From the Forbidden City to Tiananmen Square, from the Temple of Heaven to the Summer Palace, from the skyscrapers of the Central Business District to the 2008 Summer Olympics sites, and then.. the Great Wall. Beijing cannot be described in all its grandiosity, it must be seen and experienced with your own eyes.

In Beijing the ChinaMed Business Program takes place in Haidian, the university district, known across China as one of the country’s most dynamic research and innovation hubs.

Chongqing
Formerly part of Sichuan province and transformed into a separate municipality in 1997 in order to accelerate the development of China’s western region, Chongqing is China's most populous municipality, with over 30 million people residing within its administrative boundaries.

Located at the junction of the Silk Road Economic Belt, the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road and the Yangtze River Economic Belt, this municipality is at the forefront of the development of the Belt and Road Initiative, the new trade and infrastructure network connecting Asia with Europe and Africa along the ancient Silk Road routes.

A municipality of unique features, built on mountains and partially surrounded by the Yangtze and Jialing rivers, Chongqing is known as China's "Mountain City” and as the "City on Rivers". It is also renowned for being home to China's spiciest hot pot.

Shenzhen
Designated in 1980 by Deng Xiaoping as China’s first Special Economic Zone, due to its proximity to Hong Kong, Shenzhen moved from a population of 30.000 citizens to more than ten million in less than forty years, becoming one of the economic powerhouses of contemporary China.

Being part of the most important manufacturing hub of the country, it is home to some of China’s most successful high-tech companies, such as Tencent and Huawei. Shenzhen offers also the perfect environment for startups and it attracts investments from all over the world. Its own harbor has become one of the busiest and fastest growing container ports worldwide.

A city that keeps growing and developing towards the future, Shenzhen offers also more than twenty public parks and beaches, as Dameisha and Xiaomeisha, where its citizens can escape from the bustle of city life and enjoy nature.

Accomodation

Information on accommodation in China - both in PKU's campuses and outside - will be made available to selected participants of CMBP