Business & Economics

Business & Economics

Tim Bian 卞洋
Tim Bian 卞洋Ph.D. Georgetown University 

Tim Bian is an associate professor at China School of Banking and Finance, University of International Business and Economics (UIBE). He has extensive teaching experience, having taught courses such as Intermediate Macroeconomics, International Finance, Money and Banking, Central Banking, and Financial Programming and Policies. His research focuses on  macroeconomics, real estate, local government debt, and outbound investment. Professor Bian obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from Georgetown University in 2013, where he also taught International Finance and Principles of Macroeconomics at the undergraduate level.

Professor Bian served as a visiting scholar at the Ministry of Commerce of China in 2019. He also taught at Shihezi University in Xinjiang from 2020 to 2022.

  • Chinese and Global History
  • Fine Art
  • Bird Watching
  • Visiting Temples and Museums
Frank Hawke
Frank HawkeM.A. Stanford University

Frank Hawke is the Director of the China Program for the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He has been Regional Leader, East/Southeast Asia and the Pacific, The International Potato Center (CIP), responsible for managing the Asia regional operations for CIP, an international R&D NGO that focuses on food security and poverty reduction. Previously, he was the Chairman, Greater China of Kroll Associates, as well as an independent consultant assisting companies with business strategies in China. In the early 1980s, Professor Hawke assisted numerous firms in closing landmark deals in China, including the Great Wall Hotel—China’s first joint venture—and the Beijing Jeep Corporation. He worked for Citibank from 1988 to 1994, managing businesses in the PRC and Taiwan, and he headed a team that re-established Citibank in Vietnam. From 1994–1997, Professor Hawke was Head of Investment Banking for Salomon Brothers China. Professor Hawke is an independent director of a large state-owned financial services firm and chairs the Human Resources sub-committee of the board. Professor Hawke was in the group of the very first American exchange students to study in China, at Peking University in 1979.

  • Raising my kids
  • Reading
  • Sports- baseball and basketball
  • Music
James LaLonde 郎龙杰
James LaLonde 郎龙杰BA, University of Texas at Austin

James started his career as an early employee of Microsoft Japan and led the subsidiary’s rise to the first billion-dollar revenue subsidiary of a software company in history. After his nearly 15 year corporate career which culminated in a role as CEO of a NASDAQ listed software company, James decided to become an entrepreneur and started RTM Asia. Currently based in Beijing, James has co-founded 3 companies in China in the last 5 years.

  • Reading
  • Photography
  • Travel
  • Mentoring
  • Being a husband & father
Feng Naixiang 冯乃祥
Feng Naixiang 冯乃祥M.A. Tsinghua University; MBA University of St. Thomas

Professor Feng is currently a research fellow at the Center for International Business Ethics and an associate professor of the School of International Studies at UIBE. He received his M.A. degree from the Foreign Language Department at Tsinghua University, and earned his MBA degree at the University of St. Thomas. He has taught in many universities in the United States, Mexico, Canada, UK, Belgium and the Netherlands. He was a frequent guest speaker at Blue Ocean Network (BON TV). He focuses much of his work and teaching on the intersection between culture and marketing matters.

  • Traveling
  • International Marketing
  • Playing Badminton
  • Meeting New People
  • International Business
Sarah Yiju TU 杜怡如
Sarah Yiju TU 杜怡如MA, Fudan University

Sarah Tu was a lecturer teaching Philosophy in Shantou University from 2008-2010. She was a project researcher at Horizons Ventures in 2013. Recruited from Taiwan by Cathay Pacific Airway in 1998, she served as cabin crew from 1998-2002. Then she moved to San Francisco where her husband was posted to the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office there. She subsequently accompanied him to live in Shantou and Beijing, and rejoined Cathay Pacific Airway as cabin crew in 2005. Prior to living overseas, she was a primary school teacher in Taipei teaching music.

Born and raised in Taiwan, she graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy from Fu Jen University in Taipei. She got her M.A. in Philosophy from Fu Dan University in Shanghai, 2007. She attended part-time programs at University of California- Berkeley and San Francisco City College during her stay in San Francisco between 2001 and 2003. She moved to Hong Kong in 1998 and had since lived in San Francisco, Shantou, Beijing and Shanghai. She understands different cultures well. Being a mandarin native speaker, she commands good Cantonese, Taiwanese and English.

  • Exploring different cultures
  • Agriculture
  • Brewing
Alexander Wong
Alexander WongMBA, California State University, Long Beach


Trained as an accountant, Alex is a versatile management professional with over 29 years of broad ranging experience in strategic planning and leadership of finance and operations in diverse industries including international airport management, healthcare services and technology start-ups in United States, China and Europe…

  • History
  • International Relations
  • Foreign Languages
  • Travel
  • Cooking

Recent Publications

Opportunities and Challenges Facing the Macau International Airport

Proceedings of the Macau and its Neighbors in Transition Conference, University of Macau - Alexander Wong
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Xu Erming 徐二明
Xu Erming 徐二明Ph.D. Renmin University of China

Dr. Xu is the former Dean of the School of Business at Renmin University of China. Dr. Xu has been a visiting professor to many universities around the world, and as a Fulbright scholar twice in USA. A leading authority in business education, he is a member of China’s National MBA Education Advisory Committee of the State Council of China and is a director of the China Enterprise Management Association.

  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Academics
  • Travel

Recent Publications

The Influence of Legitimacy on the Sustainable Development Strategy and Performance of Telecom Firms

China Industrial Economics, Vol.10 - Xu Erming 徐二明

Value-added and the Model of Capital Operation for Non-financial Asset Management Companies

Commercial Research, Vol.05 - Xu Erming 徐二明
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