Cross-border cooperation and mutual respect are at the heart of CCG’s vision.
Cross-border cooperation and mutual respect are at the heart of CCG’s vision.
The China Collaborative Group (CCG) has officially formed as an advisory collective. CCG works with cross-border investors, and their counterparts, on business deals connected to China’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative (OBOR), and other global economic platforms.
An interview with Roberto Gilardino about CCG’s launch seminar last December and the group’s activities going forward.
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