Tim Clissold is a renowned speaker on Chinese business, society, culture and history. He has spent half a lifetime living and working there and uses humour and a sharp eye to help raise understanding of China in the West.

Tim is the author of ‘Mr China’ and has lived, worked and travelled in China since the 1980’s. He regularly addresses broadcasters, conferences, business and academic groups , such as the BBC, NPR and CNN, the boards of multinational companies, the Asia Society and universities including Oxford, Cambridge and Dartmouth. He often appears as keynote speaker at business conferences.

Tim’s books have been described as critical to understanding China by the World Economic Forum and Fortune Magazine. Time Magazine called his first book, Mr China, ‘an instant classic’ and it was translated into fifteen languages.

Tim has completed more than a hundred business transactions in China at a value of over a billion dollars. He is a director of Henderson Far Eastern Income plc, one of the UK’s flagship quoted investment trusts, and a member of the Strategic Advisory Board of Braemar Energy Ventures, the New York-based clean energy investor.

Tim’s aim is to contribute to a better understanding of China so that Westerners can engage, cooperate and compete more effectively.

The Financial Times Shanghai correspondent wrote of his later book, Chinese Rules;

Read Tim Clissold, the British businessman whose book Mr China is probably the best I have ever come across about China. Now he has written another: it’s about what makes China tick – for foreigners who can clearly hear it ticking but can’t quite figure out why.

Speaking

“There’s something about China, something so vast and so old that it takes you right out of yourself.”

Speaking

“There’s something about China, something so vast and so old that it takes you right out of yourself.”

Books

“One might not expect such poetry from a banker.”

Services

As well as speaking on China, Tim uses his experience to coach management teams and boards how to navigate China. He also negotiates with Chinese counterparties on behalf of foreign clients.

Insights

Managing Risk in a Portfolio of China Stocks

Here Tim presents the results of a trailblazing study of more than 60 public China stocks that were attacked by sort sellers. By analysing the

‘The Future of UK-China Relations’

Not many years ago, a visiting politician made an important speech in Paris. His words are worth recalling: When I was a young man, I

We Must Up Our Game on China Whilst We Can

Sir, Jamil Anderlini, in “Under Xi Jinping, China is turning back to dictatorship” (October 12) gives us a partial picture. He says that PRC national