Christopher Balding is a leading expert on the Chinese economy and financial markets. His research has focused on Chinese corporations like Huawei and Chinese banks, and covered topics from their ownership structure and intelligence gathering activities, to their financial statement disclosures. Prof. Balding co-authored the groundbreaking paper, “Who Owns Huawei?,” which shed light on the Chinese regime’s control of that multinational company. He is currently a professor at the Fulbright University Vietnam, after spending nine years at the HSBC Business School of Peking University Graduate School in Shenzhen, China.