Tuesday 4 October 2022

07:45

Desmond Shum

How China really works

Desmond offers a rare insight into how China really works: an insider’s perspective on how the Chinese elite parlay their connections with senior Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials into billions. His knowledge and experience also inform his thoughtful and measured geopolitical views of these troubled and volatile times.

Desmond Shum
Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Author

Desmond, author of the New York Times bestseller ‘Red Roulette’, was born in Shanghai and raised in Hong Kong. He developed the largest air cargo logistics facility in China, the Beijing Airport Cargo Terminal; and also led the development of the Bulgari Hotel in Beijing. He was a pioneer of philanthropy in China starting in the early 2000s, gifting extensively both domestically and internationally. Desmond holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a joint-EMBA from Northwestern University and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

'Shum knew he was picking a fight with the CCP the minute he decided to write Red Roulette and is aware he is now a marked man - he has reviewed his will and made sure his affairs are in order. "This is my David and Goliath fight," he says. "Except it’s Goliath times a million."'

Sunday Times
Desmond Shum

Desmond, author of the New York Times bestseller ‘Red Roulette’, was born in Shanghai and raised in Hong Kong. He developed the largest air cargo logistics facility in China, the Beijing Airport Cargo Terminal; and also led the development of the Bulgari Hotel in Beijing. He was a pioneer of philanthropy in China starting in the early 2000s, gifting extensively both domestically and internationally. Desmond holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a joint-EMBA from Northwestern University and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

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