Solomon Chenyu Cai (2011) is the Chairman and CEO of Globelink China Investments Ltd., a holding company of numerous logistics, insurance, and investment businesses. Cai has leveraged his company’s expertise in global logistics and supply chain management to facilitate the shipment of crucial medical supplies to different countries. His insurance business has provided free insurance for medical supply shipments. Despite the severe economic impact of the Coronavirus in China, Globelink has not laid off or reduced pay for its over one thousand employees. Recently, Cai and his team send more than five Charter flights of medical supplies to Europe, with another 20+ Charter Flight set to arrive within a month.
More than 20 foreign teachers from 10 countries, working at the Hunan College of College Foreign Studies, taught online while schools were suspended, reported Xiaoliang Ding (1999), Vice President, Hunan College of Foreign Studies. Read more here.
As head of the Department of International Cooperation at the Ministry of Transport, Yang Li (2011) leads the ministry’s international collaborations, especially relating to the “One Belt One Road” initiative. His department has been active in working with international counterparts to design transportation strategies that facilitates necessity travel while containing the spread of the virus.
As the president of China Women’s University, Liqun Liu (2011) oversaw the safety of over 5,000 students from risks of exposure while continuing to fulfill the university’s educational missions. She has also been active in collaborating with the Women’s International Democratic Federation regarding their initiatives in response to the pandemic.
Ruijun Wang (2013) is the head of the Department of Science and Technology of the Guangdong Province, an extremely influential agency that spearheads many innovative initiatives undertaken by the government. He is working closely with China’s leading expert on the Coronavirus, Dr. Zhong Nanshan, to guide pharmaceutical laboratories towards breakthroughs in the development of vaccines and cures for the virus. He has also coordinated the distribution of personal protective equipment such as masks and ventilators.
Lixin Qiu (2012) is the Mayor of the City of Huanggang, which is the second most heavily affected city in the Hubei province behind Wuhan. Despite being severely constrained by the lack of medical resources and the proximity to Wuhan, Lixin Qiu successfully led a prompt and effective response by dramatically increasing testing capabilities and constructing additional hospitals to treat the overflow of patients. Her leadership was directly responsible for the saving of countless lives.
Yuankun Hu (2011) is the Mayor of the City of Meishan in the Sichuan province, which has a population of more than 3 million people. Yuankun Hu’s decisiveness in implementing preventative measures led to one of the earliest community level diagnosis and reporting systems, which was highly effective. Today, Meishan has the lowest number of infected cases in the Sichuan province.
Yuyin Zhan (2011) is the chairman of E Fund Management Co., Ltd., one of the largest asset managers in China with an AUM of over 1.4 trillion RMB. E Fund plays a systematically important role in the financial markets and safeguards the pension savings of countless working-class Chinese. Yuyin’s leadership of the fund in navigating this volatile period has direct impacts on the stability of the financial markets and the security of people’s savings.
As the director of the Global Strategy Department at the Tongji University School of Political Science and International Relations, Honghua Men (2011) has accurately analyzed the shifts in global narrative and strategic positioning of countries as a result of the Coronavirus. He has proposed a series of solutions for China to step up its involvement in aiding other countries against the virus to export its soft power.