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–  André Chieng  –
China Expert

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Chairman & CEO at AEC,
Vice-President of the France China Committee



André Chieng has been living in Beijing since 2001, where he helps western and Chinese companies to reach agreements after analyzing and solving problems that may be obstacles, whether they are political, administrative or cultural. Currently Vice-President of the France China Committee, André Chieng is also a Member of Honor of the Chinese Council for the Promotion of International Trade and a Chevalier of the Legion d’Honneur.

André Chieng was born in Marseilles in 1953 in a Chinese family. He has received a ‘Chinese’ education at home and a ‘French’ education at school. Initially interested in Classic Humanities, he eventually studied Mathematics and Science, and entered the Ecole Polytechnique of Paris. After graduating, he became interested in Economics, which he studied at the Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Economique and at Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Paris.

In 1978, André Chieng decided to stay in China for two years, where he taught Economics at the university. He returned to France in 1980 and joined the Louis Dreyfus Group, which appointed him General Manager of Brambilla Company – one of the oldest French trading firms specialized in commercial exchanges with China. He then became  Chairman and CEO of this company, renamed A.E.C. in 1988, with an activity including consulting.

In 1987, he co-authored ‘Les Nouvelles Routes de la Soie‘, published by Economica. In 2006, he published ‘La pratique de la Chine‘ with François Jullien (Grasset Editions). In 2009, he received the prize of 6th China’s Top Ten Economic Talents. In 2010, he co-signed eLes 100 mots de la Chinee, with Jean-Paul Betbèze. 


Read the Asia-Pacific business insights by André Chieng:


China-US Trade War: Understanding the Chinese Strategy

In this Asia-Pacific Insight, André Chieng analyses China-US relations from an economic and diplomatic perspective. While in the current trade war China could appear to be in a weak position, the debate is more subtle than it looks. "Chinese strategists have however understood that the timing is not favorable to them", Chieng write, and in the end, Beijing's policy mainly consists in "allowing Trump to claim victory and abandoning some ground to preserve the essential".