Many Americans do not have a full understanding of China today. But there is another China—one that has created the greatest economic transformation in history.
Since the early 1990s, hundreds of millions of people have moved to cities in China, where they gain access to better schools, healthcare, and infrastructure, as well as higher-paying jobs.
China GDP has grown from $300 per capita to more than $10,000 in the past 30 years and lifted more people into the middle class than in any other country at any other point in human history. It is important for investors, U.S. companies and anyone interested in the global economy to understand China.
This is not to view China simply through rose-colored glasses.
But despite the tensions between the US and China, it is essential to remember an important point often overlooked –1.4 billion Chinese consumers. China is rapidly shifting from an export-driven, low-cost manufacturer to a consumer-driven economy, and the wealth of Chinese consumers continues to grow.
As the founder and CEO of KraneShares, an asset management company focused on China and headquartered in New York, author Jonathan A. Krane provides an inside look at China’s transformation into a global superpower and explains why the relationship between the US and China is the most critical economic relationship in the world today.
Krane witnesses firsthand how China’s technological and scientific innovations are ripe with potential for those who understand the opportunity. KraneShares has $9 billion under management across 30 funds listed in the US, UK/Europe, and Hong Kong.
The China Dream is your guide to understanding China’s unmatched economic growth and fully realizing its status as an essential element in any well-designed investment portfolio, global business and participation in the global economy.
About the Author
Jonathan A. Krane is the founder and CEO of KraneShares, an asset management firm delivering China-focused exchange traded funds to global investors. KraneShares focuses on providing expert access and products for investors to gain exposure to China’s capital markets. Jonathan has spent the last 15 years working with companies in China. He previously founded a leading media and entertainment company in China which was later sold to a publicly traded multi-national corporation. Jonathan received an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from Connecticut College. He is on the board of the US-China Strong Foundation and is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO).