Business leaders go back to school for insights into China's Belt and Road Initiative

Clockwise from top left: New Silkroutes Group chief executive Goh Jin Hian, Grab CEO Anthony Tan, CIMB Group Holdings CEO Zafrul Aziz and Qingjian Realty (South Pacific) Group executive director Li Jun are among some 130 business leaders taking Tsing
Participants of the EMBA programme, many of them business leaders from China and the region, at the Singapore Exchange for one of their modules. The programme is completed over two to three years, with one module every two months. In each five-day module, four days are spent in class, with lectures on China’s capital market and finance. A day is spent on company visits, where students can speak with top decision makers.PHOTO: TSINGHUA PBCSF
Clockwise from top left: New Silkroutes Group chief executive Goh Jin Hian, Grab CEO Anthony Tan, CIMB Group Holdings CEO Zafrul Aziz and Qingjian Realty (South Pacific) Group executive director Li Jun are among some 130 business leaders taking Tsing
New Silkroutes Group chief executive Goh Jin Hian (above), Grab CEO Anthony Tan, CIMB Group Holdings CEO Zafrul Aziz and Qingjian Realty (South Pacific) Group executive director Li Jun are among some 130 business leaders taking Tsinghua University’s Belt and Road EMBA Programme for South-east Asia.
Clockwise from top left: New Silkroutes Group chief executive Goh Jin Hian, Grab CEO Anthony Tan, CIMB Group Holdings CEO Zafrul Aziz and Qingjian Realty (South Pacific) Group executive director Li Jun are among some 130 business leaders taking Tsing
New Silkroutes Group chief executive Goh Jin Hian, Grab CEO Anthony Tan (above), CIMB Group Holdings CEO Zafrul Aziz and Qingjian Realty (South Pacific) Group executive director Li Jun are among some 130 business leaders taking Tsinghua University’s Belt and Road EMBA Programme for South-east Asia.
Clockwise from top left: New Silkroutes Group chief executive Goh Jin Hian, Grab CEO Anthony Tan, CIMB Group Holdings CEO Zafrul Aziz and Qingjian Realty (South Pacific) Group executive director Li Jun are among some 130 business leaders taking Tsing
New Silkroutes Group chief executive Goh Jin Hian, Grab CEO Anthony Tan, CIMB Group Holdings CEO Zafrul Aziz (above) and Qingjian Realty (South Pacific) Group executive director Li Jun are among some 130 business leaders taking Tsinghua University’s Belt and Road EMBA Programme for South-east Asia.
Clockwise from top left: New Silkroutes Group chief executive Goh Jin Hian, Grab CEO Anthony Tan, CIMB Group Holdings CEO Zafrul Aziz and Qingjian Realty (South Pacific) Group executive director Li Jun are among some 130 business leaders taking Tsing
New Silkroutes Group chief executive Goh Jin Hian, Grab CEO Anthony Tan, CIMB Group Holdings CEO Zafrul Aziz and Qingjian (above) Realty (South Pacific) Group executive director Li Jun are among some 130 business leaders taking Tsinghua University’s Belt and Road EMBA Programme for South-east Asia.

Tsinghua University course aims to help them tap openings under Belt and Road Initiative

Keen to tap opportunities arising from a mega Chinese trade project, business leaders in the region have gone back to school to gain insights into what makes the world's second-largest economy tick.

Some 130 business leaders are taking a course at Tsinghua University about China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) - an infrastructure project that aims to promote trade routes connecting Asia, Europe and Africa.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 13, 2018, with the headline 'Business leaders go back to school for insights into BRI'. Print Edition | Subscribe