THE FORTUNE GLOBAL FORUM HELD IN GUANGZHOU
World business and government leaders gathered the first week of December in Guangdong Province’s capital, Guangzhou for the Fortune Global Forum. Alibaba’s Jack Ma, Apple’s Tim Cook, Tencent’s Pony Ma, Foxconn’s Terry Gou, Ford Motor Company’s Bill Ford, HSBC’s Stuart Gulliver, YTL Malaysia’s Tan Sri Francis Yeoh, AB InBev’s Carlos Brito were among the corporate leaders attending and ruling shoulders with government leaders from China and Canada including Politburo Standing Committee member Wang Yang and Prime Minister Justin Trudea. Participants in previous Global Forums have included His Holiness Pope Francis, former PRC Presidents Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao, Vice Premiers Wang Qishan and Zhang Gaoli; former U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush; and company chairmen Jamie Dimon of J.P. Morgan Chase, Ginni Rometty of IBM, Victor Fung of Li & Fung Ltd., Robert Iger of The Walt Disney Company, Chanda Kochhar of ICICI Bank, Yang Yuanqing of Lenovo, Ma Yun of Alibaba, Frederick W. Smith of FedEx, Zhang Ruimin of Haier and Robin Li of Baidu. Some interesting comments, predictions and news from this year’s forum are contained in the full story from Week In China below.