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The competition between China and the US to be the world's largest and most influential economy presents both a risk and an opportunity for the Middle East.

Any further deterioration in the Sino-American relationship risks causing a long-term bifurcation of politics and technology between East and West. And then, for those countries and companies who find themselves both geographically and diplomatically 'in the middle', there will be growing pressure to choose sides.

It is a challenge recognised by regional business leaders as well as politicians. US-China relations was cited by EICN members as a significant risk in our recent Middle East Business Outlook Survey, especially, one suspects, for multinationals headquartered in the US or Europe.

So we are delighted that we are expecting a visit to Dubai from China with Qian (Louise) Liu, the managing director of The Economist Group Greater China and moreover that she has kindly agreed to meet members of the EICN for a lunch in the private dining room of Royal China Dubai restaurant in DIFC at which we can discuss with her all things China.

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  • Dr Qian Liu (Managing Director of The Economist Group Greater China)

    Dr Qian Liu

    Managing Director of The Economist Group Greater China

    Liu Qian is Managing Director of The Economist Group in greater China. As an economist and business executive, Qian understands both China and the West, and has shown exceptional ability to bridge the two in the age of China rising and new globalization.

    Previously, Qian headed the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Economics Unit and China research, and chaired internal review with the European Securities and Market Authority. As an economist, Qian has deep knowledge of Chinese economy, publishes in highly regarded academic journals and business including Oxford Economic Papers, Project Syndicate, The Economist World in, and is frequently interviewed by BBC, CNBC, NPR, etc.

    Qian is also a prominent advocate for gender equality, and introduces cutting edge global economic research on gender, and promotes intelligent public debates reaching millions of people. She also serves as Vice Chair for the British Chamber of Commerce in China. Outstanding Women Award in China by Caixin. She was named Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2019.

    Qian was born and grew up in China, earned her PhD in economics from Uppsala University, Sweden, and was previously a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley, and received business executive leadership training from Stanford University and attended Global Leadership and Public Policy program at Harvard University.

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