Dancing with the Dragon - Threat or opportunity?
China's astonishing industrialisation drive triggered the biggest
freight rate boom in shipping history. Western firms have cashed in
but increasingly local companies are flexing their muscles and seizing
more and more of the action.
Who are the new Chinese ship owners and shipbuilders and do they play
to international rules? How transparent are their ownership structures
and decision-making processes and what are their ambitions. The bottom
line for a country that has almost single-handedly kept the world out
of recession is this: how long can the economic miracle last?
Come and find out the answer to these questions as top Chinese
executives and their Western counterparts discuss the present - and
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