Dr. Henry Huiyao WANG, PhD.

Founder and President of Center for China and Globalization(CCG)

Counselor to China State Council

Dr. Henry Huiyao WANG is the Founder and President of Center for China and Globalization (CCG), a leading Chinese nongovernmental think tank accredited with UN “Special Consultative Status” and ranked 64th among think tanks worldwide in 2020 Global Go to Think Tank Index (GGTTI) by the University of Pennsylvania.

In 2015, Dr. Wang was appointed by the Chinese premier as Counselor to the State Council of China. In addition, he serves as Vice Chairman of MOFCOM’s China Association for International Economic Cooperation (CAIEC); Vice Chairman of China Talent Research Society; a Director of MFA’s Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs and China National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation); Vice Chairman of China Public Relations Association. He is also Professor and Dean of the Institute of Development at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics and a member of Advisory Committee for Global Competence Development at Tsinghua University. Currently, he is a Steering Committee Member of the Paris Peace Forum and Metropolis International; and he also sits on the Advisory Board of Duke Kunshan University and Richard Ivey Business School.

Dr. Wang was an official with the then Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (now Ministry of Commerce) focused on China’s outbound investment. Later in Canada, he was appointed by Quebec government as the Chief Trade Representative for Quebec Government Office in Hong Kong and Greater China. His senior corporate positions include Director of Asia at SNC-Lavalin and Vice President for AMEC-Agra in Canada. He also had extensive experiences in international organizations, having served as Advisory Board Member of UN’s International Organization for Migration (IOM), and an advisory expert for the World Bank, the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the Alliance of Global Talent Organization (AGTO).

After obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in English and American Literature from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Dr. Wang pursued advanced studies and earned an MBA and a PhD degree in international management with distinction at University of Windsor, the University of Western Ontario and University of Manchester successively. After that, he undertook further training at Harvard Business School and was appointed as a Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School. He was a Visiting Fellow at Brookings Institution, a Senior Fellow at the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada, and a Policy Fellow of IZA Institute of Labour Economics; and taught as an adjunct professor at Peking University, Tsinghua University, China University of Political Science and Law, University of Western Ontario Richard Ivey Business School.

His expertise covers a wide range of areas, including China and Globalization, global governance, international relations with a focus on US-China relationship, global trade and investment, global migration, talent and diaspora studies. He is the author/editor of nearly 100 books. His English-language publications include: Consensus or Conflict: China and Globalization in the 21st Century (Springer Nature, 2021); The Globalization of Chinese Enterprises: Trends and Characteristics (Springer, 2020); Handbook on China and Globalization (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019); China’s Domestic and International Migration Development (Springer, 2019), China Goes Global: The Impact of Chinese Overseas Investment on Transforming Business Enterprises, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). Dr. Wang is also a prolific op-ed writer. His opinion pieces appear in Bloomberg News, Financial Times, South China Morning Post, China Daily, and Global Times on a regular basis. He has been frequently interviewed by BBC, CNN, CNBC, CNA, CGTN, NBC, Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and other major global media outlets.

Dr. Wang is a think tank leader known outside of China for being a candid interlocutor about China’s domestic and foreign policy issues. He has been invited by leading global think tanks such as Brookings, CSIS, Heritage Foundation, ASPI, CATO Institute, Hudson Institute, Wilson Center, AEI, RAND, Carter Center, and Europe’s Brugel, ifri, ispi, EPC and CERRE, Singapore’s RSIS, etc. to participate in track-two talks and discussions. In 2021, he became the host of CCG Global Dialogue Series which welcomed global thought leaders and leading policy experts including Thomas Friedman, Graham Allison, Joseph Nye, John Thornton, Susan Thornton, Angus Deaton, Adam Posen, David M. Lampton, John Hamre, Wendy Cutler, Stephen Roach, Kishore Mahbubani, Pascal Lamy, Wolfgang Ischinger, Martin Wolf, Jim O’Neil and others.

Dr. Wang is frequently invited to speak at Davos World Economic Forum, Munich Security Conference, Paris Peace Forum, WTO Public Forum, Munk Debate, China Development Forum, Berlin Foreign Policy Forum, Milken Global Forum, Astana Club and other prestigious international conferences, being a leading Chinese voice in the international arena.


Wang Huiyao in Dialogue with World-leading Opinion Leaders



English Books

  • Kishore Mahbubani (2022): An Introduction to The Asian 21st Century in China and Globalization Book Series edited by Huiyao Wang & Lu Miao, Springer Nature Publishing Group
  • Wang Huiyao, Alistair Michie (2021): Consensus or Conflict? China and Globalization in the 21st Century  in China and Globalization Series edited by Huiyao Wang & Lu Miao, Springer Nature Publishing Group
  • Wang Huiyao, Miao Lu (2020): The Globalization of Chinese Enterprises: Trends and Characteristics, Springer
  • Wang Huiyao & Miao Lu (2019), Handbook on China and Globalization, [8] Edward Elgar, United Kingdom
  • Wang Huiyao& Miao Lu (2019), China’s Domestic and International Migration Development, Springer
  • Miao Lu & Wang Huiyao (2017), International Migration of China, Status, Policy and Social Responses to the Globalization of Migration, [9] Springer
  • Wang Huiyao & Miao Lu (2016), China Goes Global: How China’s Overseas Investment is Transforming Its Business Enterprises, [10] Palgrave Macmillan, London, England
  • Wang Huiyao & Bao Yue (2016), Reverse Migration in Contemporary China – Returnees, Entrepreneurship and the Chinese Economy, [11] Palgrave Macmillan, London, England
  • Wang Huiyao, Liu Yipeng (2015): Entrepreneurship and Talent Management from a Global Perspective: Global Returnees, [12] Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., United Kingdom
  • Wang Huiyao(2012): Globalizing China: The Influence, Strategies and Successes of Chinese Returnees, [13] Emerald Publishing, United Kingdom
  • Zhang Wenxian, Wang Huiyao and Alon Ilon (2011): Entrepreneurial and Business Elites of China: The Chinese Returnees Who Have Shaped Modern China, Emerald Publishing, United Kingdom
  • Wang, Huiyao, Paul W. (1988): Multinational Joint Ventures in Developing Countries, [14] New York: Routledge

Op-eds Collections

Contributions to Publications in English


  • Huiyao Wang (2021), “Bretton Woods 2.0? Rebuilding global governance for the post-pandemic era” in the book of Consensus or Conflict? China and Globalization in the 21st Century, Springer
  • Huiyao Wang (2019), “China’s Outward Investment: Chinese Enterprise Globalization’s Characteristics, Trends, and Challenges” of China’s International Investment Strategy[1], Oxford University Press, UK.
  • Wang Bijun & Wang Huiyao (2011), Chinese Manufacturing Firms’ Overseas Direct Investment (ODI): Patterns, Motivations and Challenges in the book of RISING CHINA: GLOBAL CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES, p. 99, Jane Golley and Ligang Song, eds., ANU Press
  • Wang, Huiyao and David Zweig (2010), China’s Diaspora and Returnees, The Influence on China’s Globalization Process, Sustainable Reform and Development in Post-Olympic China By Shujie Yao, Wu Bin, Dylan Sutherland, Stephen Morgan, Routledge Series: Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy[22] Routledge
  • Wang Huiyao (2007): “Comment on ‘The Mobility of Chinese Human Capital” in the book of Movement of Global Talent: The Impact of High Skill Labor Flows from India and China; Policy Research Institute for the Region, Princeton University Press

English Journal Papers

  • Huiyao Wang (2021), “How China and EU can help with Asia’s Postpandemic Recovery”, The World Financial Review, July – August
  • Huiyao Wang (2020),“Climate Superpowers? Why the Cold War Is the Wrong Analogy for Our Heating Planet”, Wilson Center
  • Zweig, David & Wang, Huiyao (2013) “Can China Bring Back the Best? The Communist Party Organizes China’s Search for Talent.”China Quarterly, 4 Jan 2013.
  • Wang, Huiyao (2012): Ten Chinese going global models: emerging patterns and analysis,[15] European Journal of Finance, 4 Jan 2013.
  • Wang, Huiyao, (2011) China’s New Talent Strategy: Impact on China’s Development and its Global Exchanges, The SAIS Review of International Affairs, The Johns Hopkins University Press, Nov.[16] SAIS Review of International Affairs, 25, Dec 2011.
  • Wang, Huiyao, David Zweig, Lin, Xiaohua:(2011) Returnee Entrepreneurs: Impact on China’s Globalization Process[17] journal=Journal of Contemporary China, 23 May 2011.
  • Wadhwa, Vivek, Jain, Sonali, Saxenian, AnnaLee, Gereffi,Gary and Wang, Huiyao, (2011)The Grass is Indeed Greener in India and China for Returnee Entrepreneurs: America’s New Immigrant Entrepreneurs – Part VI[18] Published by Kauffman Foundation. April 18, 2011[19]
  • Wang Huiyao: (2010) China’s National Talent Development Plan: Objectives and Key Measures.[21] Brooking, July 2013.
  • Wang, Huiyao (1992), Canada’s Growing Business Ties with greater China & Hong Kong, Intertrade, Official Journal of Chinese Ministry of Foreign Economic Cooperation and Trade. July Issue
  • Wang, Huiyao (1991), Quebec’s Trade with China, Canada-Hong Kong Business, published by Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. Sept/Oct.
  • Beamish, Paul and Wang, Huiyao. (1989), Investing in China via Joint Ventures. [23] Management International Review, Vol. 29, No. 1 (1st Quarter, 1989)
  • Wang, Huiyao (1986), Chinese Companies Expands to Overseas Market, Intertrade, Official Journal of Chinese Ministry of Foreign Economic Cooperation and Trade. February Issue
  • Wang, Huiyao (1986), China Sets up Joint Ventures Overseas, Intertrade, Official Journal of Chinese Ministry of Foreign Economic Cooperation and Trade. January Issue