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Ava Chien
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Ava Chien is CEO and founder of Chien Co. Asia Solution, a consulting firm specializing in the integration of China market risks into corporate strategy, brand building and strong corporate leadership. With unique expertise and a company spanning three continents, she counts among her clients Scholastic, Inc., Novartis, Novell Inc. and Sun Microsystems, in addition to a number of top tier software and media brands.

A graduate of Columbia University and Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, she launched her company a decade ago, after careers in investment banking on Wall Street and management consulting in Greater China. The breadth of her expertise, coupled with her unique understanding of China markets, has made her a much sought-after advisor to corporations and foundations alike, among them Bank of America and Capital One.

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A Must Read to Understand Today's China

(1) Comments | Posted May 16, 2014 | 5:49 PM

In order to understand China today, one must read Jung Chang's new book, EMPRESS DOWAGER CIXI: THE CONCUBINE WHO LAUNCHED MODERN CHINA.

I was a clueless kid when the antique store vendor showed my mother the final jade item, but when the other salespeople looked on in anticipation, I knew...

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Mrs. Clinton and Porcelain Water

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2013 | 5:31 PM

On February 1, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stepped down after four years of intrepid service at the State Department. Some say during her very rousing exit performance, she gave herself too much credit; some say the credit was richly overdue. But in my book, she was the official who...

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Beijing Leaders to Give Economic Growth Top Priority

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2012 | 2:06 PM

If the one thing global market movers agree on is the fact that the European bankers are doing everything they can to get the economy back on its feet, and with the Fed emphasizing its commitment to do more than before to get the economy to grow again, then yes,...

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