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With over 140 people stuffing the Aula Magna to capacity, the debate over topics surrounding China’s economic growth and its impact to the world was easily IE China Club’s biggest event of the year. With the help of China Club Spain and IE Campus Life, IE China Club arranged for the debate to be carried out by Chinese and Spanish diplomats and business leaders.

The event kicked off with a spirit of collaboration and positivity emitted in opening speeches given by:

Miss Aiwen Yang, President of IE China Club
Mr. Santiago Iñiguez, Executive President of IE University
Ms. Margaret Chen, Founder of China Club Spain and Moderator for the debate.

To initiate the debate, each of the six panelists expressed great excitement and high hopes surrounding China’s famous growth. Here is a snapshot of their thoughts:

Representing the China perspective:

Mr. Yingqi Wang, Commercial Counsel of the Chinese Embassy, began the discussion with a celebratory announcement of China’s impressive growth statistics with a reminder that more growth is yet to come.
Ms. Pin Ye, General Director of AliExpress in Spain and IE Alumna, shared her story of hard work and success in helping to bring the AliExpress brand and services into the Spanish market.
Mr. Wenjin Mao, President of Foundation of the Exchanges between Yiwu & Spain, provided fascinating insight into the railway infrastructure project facilitating flows of goods between China and Spain.

Representing the Spanish perspective:

Mr. Manuel Valencia, Former Ambassador of Spain to China and Vice President Tecnicas Reunidas international
Mr. Javier Serra, General Director of ICEX and Former Commercial Counsel of the Spanish Embassy in China
Mr. Enrique Fanjul, Vice President of Cátedra China and Member of Scientific Council of Elcano Royal Institute

All three debaters of the Spanish perspective had very similar comments to make. They each expressed great admiration for China and spoke of their times there with notable fondness. Furthermore, they all hope to see greater collaboration between Spain and China as well as the expansion of Spanish business opportunities there.

The Debate:
Margaret Chen took questions from the audience to catalyze conversation among the panelists. The discussion hovered around various benefits brought to Spanish, Chinese and global society by China’s growth. Within these discussions, a notable debate topic surrounding protectionism in China surfaced, but although some disagreement seemed to arise, both perspectives notably agreed on the importance of the world remaining receptive to the benefits of cooperation with China’s continued success.

The Cocktail:
The spirit of excitement carried on into the networking event held after the debate, where Chinese, Spanish and other global citizens engaged the topics and enjoyed each other’s company. All expressed anticipation for the upcoming further debates, so we encourage more to come and join us next time!

The event can be watched through the following link


Trip to Segovia hosted by IE China Club Madrid Chapter

Written on April 30, 2018 by Campus Life in Social

Last Saturday, the 14th of April, IE China Club hosted a FREE trip to Segovia! Around 40 students from IE joined the trip.

We were able to enjoy a private tour provided to us by the campus life associate director, Juan, during which we were given a great explanation about the history of the campus and learned about all the great resources that IE has to offer!

If you have been to Segovia, you would know that there is a must-do thing, which is to try the Cochinillo; and of course we did that as well at the beautiful hotel Candido, one of the most well-known restaurants in Segovia. After lunch, everyone spent the afternoon exploring the beautiful city and taking in the vast immersion of history that Segovia provides.

What a great experience! If you were there, you would have loved it as well; but worries, China Club is preparing more exciting activities for the near future, so stay tuned!”


Chinese Café: Discover China

Written on December 1, 2016 by Campus Life in Geographic, Other Activities, Social

chinese-cafe17th November, IE China Club organized the first event of the year, at María de Molina 4. Our participants came from different programs of IE University, including students from Segovia campus. Throughout this event, China Club promoted Chinese culture and shared the latest economic phenomenon about China.

The event started by welcome message and China Club’s activities plan of upcoming year by the newly on board IE China Club president Un I Wong. The project leader Shuai Shen, presented the event and introduced our team of Chinese teachers to participants, every participant was assigned a “learning buddy” during this academic year.

Afterwards, participants were invited to join a quiz about interesting facts of Chinese economy and society. In the next part, the vice-president Sirui Huang did a presentation about Chinese online influencer and their business model.

During the event, our club prepared traditional Chinese tea and snacks to all the participants and showed the authentic Chinese art of calligraphy as a gift to participants.


China Club – Zen Restaurant

Written on April 28, 2016 by Campus Life in Geographic

The Chinese New Year dinner was held at the Zen Market Restaurant, this is located in the exclusive Bernabeu Stadium. Wine, exotic food, and football background were an astounding blend for a Friday night. There was not a better occasion like this one to taste the delicious food prepared specially for us IE students. In addition, we arranged surprise gifts for the lucky few who attended this dinner. Every attendee received a gift, a woman bag, Huawei smartphone and Las Rozas Village discount tickets were some of the notable gifts.

The event was a big hit; before announcing this event officially, all the tickets were already previously booked by the students who knew of this event’s existence. As a representative of the China club, we want to thank the students who spent that special day with us. I hope that night will remain as an affectionate memory in the many students who were unable to spend the night with their families, a memory with the IE community at its heart.

We finished the night with a lottery to choose the owners of the different presents, you could hear someone attempting to say “Happy New Year” in Chinese mixed with their own accent and people discovering the wonders of the food served, in addition to the football fans admiring the stadium. We are overjoyed and content that the students who attended this event had a great time.



Chinese New Year – Culture Event

Written on April 28, 2016 by Campus Life in Geographic

On the 5th February 2016, the China Club hosted an event celebrating the Chinese New Year enabling IE students the opportunity to spread the traditional Chinese atmosphere. Since most of the IE students are knowledgeable on Chinese stuff, all the members of the China Club agreed to hold an extraordinary event bringing unimaginable acts and activities to the IE campus. The programme ended up consisting of Dragon dancing, Martial arts performance, Guqi performance and Chinese Calligraphy. Initially we thought this programme was crazy and unachievable, but the IE spirit we had inside made us not give up this plan without at least trying it. “So, why not?” we told ourselves, becoming the motivation of each member in the China club. IE China Club - Chinese New Year IE China Club - Chinese New Year2

The programme started of with the Chinese Calligraphy. This was warmly welcomed by many students who showed up to the site where the event was taking place to have their own name written in Chinese. Meanwhile, we could all hear the strong drumming overwhelming the crowd noise. “The Tiger!” a kid screamed upon witnessing the appearance of the performers. Despite all of us knowing the performers act was included in the programme we could not hold back our surprised faces when they arrived. Following up, we introduced the Guqi performance. For most of the integrants in the audience, it was the first time they saw the traditional Chinese music instrument, Guqi, and this experience was possible all thanks to an IE student who had knowledge in this exceptional instrument.IE China Club - Chinese New Year3

Lastly, a group of Kung Fu martial arts students perfected the closing performance, inducing an elated expression on the viewers by using their enthusiasm and charm. There were a couple of students who were brave enough to go onto the stage and try some of the Kong Fu moves. In the meantime, traditional food-Dim Sum and Spring Rolls- were offered to the people who attended the event. On behalf of the China club i would like to say we are glad we could make possible this event, with the participation of people from diverse nationalities and receiving positive feedback from the guests present in the event more than eager to participate in future event we might organise.


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