Hi. Hope everyone is doing well during these turbulent quarantine times. Just a little bit about me: I was born in the States but moved to China at three. Grew up there and came back to the States around the start of middle school. I speak fluent Mandarin with no accent and my Mandarin writing/reading ability is about the same as a Chinese middle/high schooler (can read WSJ Chinese with little to no difficulty). I also know how to speak (to a certain extent) the Henan regional dialect/accent, though I don't know how much of a role that'll play into all of this. I'm currently at a top target
28 Apr 2020
List, closed, thank you all =) Within 48 hours, we had 130+ applicants and 5 mentors. --Using this thread for a "What do you want to learn/What would help you?" thread. We're going to invite recruiters, MDs, VPs, to speak to mentees, do resume reviews, share contacts, etc. Very excited for this class. -- Why: This year WSO helped me out. (http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/the-same-st…) I want to return the favor. Summary: This is a long-term mentorship/investment for the duration of 6 months. MENTORS 1. James (wolfy) 2. Jon 3. Andrew WSO MENTORS 4. monty09 5. anyonewantsjob
22 Nov 2010
Hey all, I recently moved to Beijing and was wondering if there were any other monkeys around. Would be great to get a happy hour going at some point. I work at baidu's strategy team for financial products, used to be at a hedge fund. Originally from the US. If anyone's around you can add me on wechat kzheng01
02 Mar 2016
I'm coming back to Beijing-Shanghai December-January for a new gig/launching own firm -- and will be converting a 2-story 2000sq ft. luxury hotel room into a club. This April, we had about 150 guests, in the same complex--half the space. expected 2-1 Girl-Guy ratio (1.62:1 last time), many of us VC/PE/startup/bankers/consultants, expats, students, and grads in the city. Last party, we had 50 girls and 3 guys by 9pm. Then we had to frantically call even ugly dudes b/c girls were leaving. If you're there Dec 31, PM me -- I'll give you a private invite. Glad to come back to Asia and skip that Occupy bullshit, ruining my holidays. 7PM onwards - Networking/Business 10PM - Party Starts/Lights Go Out 2AM - Stay for the party, or go with us to Xiu Bar at the Grand Hyatt
25 Nov 2011
I will be studying abroad the semester after I graduate and am looking for suggestions in regards to where to go. I'm currently considering LSE or Peking University (formerly Beijing University) for business/econ - was also looking into Oxford / Cambridge, but it seems like they offer mainly English/classical studies summer programs... Any good schools or programs I should know about - looking primarily into Europe. Please advise - all help is appreciated! Thanks.
30 Jan 2011
I'm in Beijing right now, and have decided to find another internship because my current non-finance related internship leaves me with more free time than I initially thought. So far, I've emailed MDs at as many banks as I could find, but the list is still not very long. I've also resorted to simply emailing human resources about available openings at their firms. If I don't receive any responses in the next few days, I think I'll actually resort to calling their firms. In the meantime, is anyone familiar with how Beijing firms operate? Are they willing to have someone come in to help in the first place or am I just wasting my time?
12 Jun 2011
The BRICs, four nations of undoubtably great importance in our world today. Some have equated them to the Old world's four horsemen, insolent upstarts vying to replace the old guard. To most however, we see nothing but a vast, wet, and beautiful ocean of opportunity. Since the term was coined nine years ago, the BRIC nations have been on a massive growth spurt and are expected to go on still until they surpass much of the developed world. China's GDP for one has already eclipsed that of France, the UK, Germany, and Japan since then. With that growth come big opportunities. So if you had to be
07 Dec 2010
I'm kind of lost as to what I should be doing to stay ahead of the game at this point. I'm really determined to land a good internship next summer but my one major weakness is my 3.15 GPA, so I know I have to work many times harder just to make up for it. Right now, I'm interning in Beijing for an organization comprised of many business executives who donate to charitable causes and do community service. I don't do anything Finance related, and was told this is more of a networking opportunity but I don't really have much desire to be working in mainland China so I don't know how worthwhile this will be yet. I'm also involved with doing some research for a hedge fund company here.
08 Jun 2011
China, arguably the world's most influential and dynamic economy, is beginning to eye renewable as a partial solution to its voracious and growing energy needs. If Beijing determines that biofuels represent the future, expect to see the current modest western investment field to change dramatically. As yet, China's involvement is modest. According to a PetroChina company official, the firm intends to increase its production of biofuels by 2015 to 1.1 million tons and import and additional 470,000 tons. PetroChina, a traditional hydrocarbon company, is clearly thinking outside the box to increase its alternative energy portfolio.
14 Sep 2011
Question is how to approach investment banks in Asia RE: off-cycle internships, and if there is pushback (not counting Japan) in cold-calling or mailing resumes/pitches to their offices. I'm looking at HLHZ, Lazard, boutiques, and bulge brackets (not necessarily IB/coverage roles). I'd like some tips on how to directly approach people at the firm while I network on the side, and if fellow WSO-ers know of representative offices here that offer a great learning experience. Thanks for the advice! P.S. I will respond to every PM I received during my absence. -------------- Background: MCL grades but non-target, state. High SAT scores, 3 internships at BlackRock, just finished internship at A4 ad agency--consulting work (Think Ogilvy & Mather, Edelman, JWT).
24 Aug 2010
Shoddy construction throughout the world, but especially in China and the U.S., is a type of mal-investment, and it will have consequences. Everybody seems to know about China's real estate bubble and brand new empty cities, but few seem to understand that maintenance is essentially non-existent. Build it new, and when it gets "old" (say, 20 years), then tear it down and rebuild it in grand style. That has been the Chinese mindset since the Great Transformation launched in 1978 ("To get rich is glorious"). But when real estate development becomes half of the economy, and literally thousands of highrise buildings have been thrown up, along with glitzy malls, U.S.-style suburban developments, grand civic plazas, etc., then at some point there won't be enough money in the Universe to tear them all down and rebuild them in a yet grander fashion. Full article at; China and US Real Estate
14 Apr 2010