James Liang

James Liang

James Liang is an economist and entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and executive chairman of Trip.com Group.

Latest from James Liang

Opinion | China doesn’t have a housing bubble. Here’s why

China needs a large and vibrant real-estate sector to build enough housing in its big cities to meet the urbanisation demand in the next 10-20 years. Its high levels of savings and investment should also be seen as a blessing.

China needs a large and vibrant real-estate sector to build enough housing in its big cities to meet the urbanisation demand in the next 10-20 years. Its high levels of savings and investment should also be seen as a blessing.

5 Nov 2021 - 9:15AM
Opinion | China needs more, not fewer, immigrants if it wants long-term growth and prosperity

China’s proposed new threshold for permanent residency should be lowered if it wants to foster innovation and tackle its ageing population.

China’s proposed new threshold for permanent residency should be lowered if it wants to foster innovation and tackle its ageing population.

6 Apr 2020 - 9:08AM
Opinion | Coronavirus travel bans: shutting the door on China now will hurt goodwill and cooperation in the future

A blanket travel ban on Chinese nationals is too radical and treats all of China as an epidemic-stricken region. Such an attitude will only compromise cooperation with China, and turn off Chinese visitors, including overseas students unable to return to their universities in time.

A blanket travel ban on Chinese nationals is too radical and treats all of China as an epidemic-stricken region. Such an attitude will only compromise cooperation with China, and turn off Chinese visitors, including overseas students unable to return to their universities in time.

14 Feb 2020 - 6:00PM
Opinion | US-China tech race could be decided by population management as superpowers battle for talent

James Liang, the chairman of Chinese travel services provider Ctrip, believes policies that govern size and demographic make-up could be the determining factors.

James Liang, the chairman of Chinese travel services provider Ctrip, believes policies that govern size and demographic make-up could be the determining factors.

21 Jul 2019 - 9:23AM
Opinion | Can China improve its image to foreign travellers who are put off by internet, visa and payment issues?

James Liang, the chairman of Chinese travel services provider Ctrip, looks at why China has a US$200 billion deficit in tourism and what can be done to attract overseas visitors.

James Liang, the chairman of Chinese travel services provider Ctrip, looks at why China has a US$200 billion deficit in tourism and what can be done to attract overseas visitors.

25 May 2019 - 4:50AM
7 Nov 2017 - 10:29PM
23 Oct 2017 - 4:00PM
China’s rigid college entrance exam is failing the tests of equality and diversity

China’s higher education institutions should have a freer hand in recruiting students, instead of being forced to rely solely on the result of nationwide exam

China’s higher education institutions should have a freer hand in recruiting students, instead of being forced to rely solely on the result of nationwide exam

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM