AI, Analytics, and Data Dynamics in Chinese Economy

Sustainable Development Goals in Action

Program Overview

China sees artificial intelligence as a national priority and aims to become the premier global AI centre by 2030. Some industry reports predict that China’s AI market will reach US $26.44 billion in 2026. China’s ability to successfully integrate online, offline, and logistics data into a single value chain makes it stand out from its competitors. However, China is not without its challenges, as seen most starkly in the emergence of an artificial intelligence assisted ChatGPT writing tool in the US. Other factors hindering China’s progress include the strict government regulation of this sector as well as the fact that most Chinese talent is based in the US.

This program seeks to understand the factors shaping the development of AI, analytics, and data driven operations in the Chinese economy. Students will visit China’s technology giants to observe first-hand how these companies are relying on AI to bolster their businesses and understand the challenges they face. Meeting with technology experts, policy analysts, and visiting institutes that develop talent for the technology sector will enable students to comprehend these topics within a broader context. In addition, students will experience immersive and fun activities that will provide them with insights into Chinese history and culture. 

Key Program Elements

  • Visits China’s technology giants, financial hubs, start-ups, and technology parks firsthand.

  • Engage with industry leaders and experts to grasp the prospects and challenges in AI, analytics, and data-driven economy.
  • Interact with organizations driving technology for public welfare and pioneering smart city initiatives.

  • Immerse in cultural and historical sites for a deeper understanding of China’s heritage.

Suitable Disciplines



Industrial & Labor Relations


Non-Profit Management

International Relations


Featured Cultural Experiences

Boat Ride on West Lake in Hangzhou China

Boat Ride on West Lake in Hangzhou

The Leifeng Pagoda in Hangzhou China

The Leifeng Pagoda in Hangzhou

Cooking Class South Korea

Cooking Class in Shenzhen

Wong Tai Sin District in Hong Kong China

Wong Tai Sin District in Hong Kong

Clock Tower, Heritage 1881 & Nan Lian Garden in Hong Kong China

Clock Tower, Heritage 1881 & Nan Lian Garden in Hong Kong

Splendid China & Cultural Village in Shenzhen

Splendid China & Cultural Village in Shenzhen

Chen Ancestral Hall in Guangzhou China

Chen Ancestral Hall in Guangzhou

Active Learning Models

Collaborative Learning

Students are grouped into 3-6 per team; teams are assigned a topic to research, which they present to the rest of the group. Some recommended topics include:

  • About the country: present before departure.
  • About the city: present upon arrival, right after orientation & safety briefing.
  • About individual visits: present before visiting the person/organization.

Problem-Based Learning

Students are grouped into 3-6 per team; each team is presented with a challenge question, identified either by the faculty or by the organizations visited; teams do research and present findings to an audience (including organization if the question was from them).


Day 1: Arrival & Hotel Check-in

Arrival in Hangzhou and check-in at hotel (on own)
Free time to acclimatize to city

Day 2: Cultural Immersion + Welcome Dinner

Morning: Cultural Immersion in Hangzhou
Evening: Welcome Dinner

Day 3: Company Visits + Free Evening

Company visits followed by free evening in Hangzhoug.

Day 4: Free Day

Free day in Hangzhou

Day 5: Fly to Shenzhen + Hotel Check-in + Cooking Class

Morning: Flight to Shenzhen in the morning
Evening: Cooking class

Days 6: Company Visits + Cultural Immersion in Guangzhou

Day Trip: Company visits and half day cultural immersion in Guangzhou

Day 7: Company Visits + Evening Free

Company visits in Shenzhen followed by free evening.

Day 8: Company Visits + Cultural Immersion in Hong Kong

Day Trip: Company visits & half day cultural immersion in Hong Kong

Day 9: Cultural Immersion + Farewell Dinner

Morning: Half-day cultural immersion in Shenzhen
Evening: Farewell Dinner

Day 10: Departure

Check-out from hotel; transfer to hotel (on own)

Pricing & Inclusions


(Twin-sharing for students and single-occupancy for faculty and staff; based on a group size of 20+2)

*Please note that the cost of our programs may vary depending upon several factors, including but not limited to the size of the group, program inclusions, the number of program days and more. Kindly contact us for a customized quote that suits your specific requirements.

  • AC Coach for business meetings, tours, and group meals as per schedule (incl. taxes, tolls, parking, 2 water bottles/day/person)
  • Economy class flight Hangzhou-Shenzhen

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