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Topic: Changes in China and how this has influenced the Chinese Business Environment Today.
Mr Clinton Dines has a degree in Asian Studies from Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia. His studies concentrated on Chinese Economics. He is also a graduate of the Course in International Management at INSEAD in France.
Mr Dines first arrived in China in 1979 on a post graduate program arranged by Griffith University and has been living and working in the Greater China region ever since, the majority of that time spent in the People’s Republic of China.
During his career, Mr Dines has occupied management positions with the Jardine Matheson Group, the Santa Fe Transport Group and Asia Securities Venture Capital. For nineteen years, he was the senior country executive in China for BHP and, since the merger in 2001, for BHP Billiton.
Throughout his career, Mr Dines has specialised in the business practices relating to the negotiation, establishment and operation of Sino-Foreign ventures and investments in China and in the management and development of foreign-operated businesses, marketing and commercial activities in China. He was closely involved in one of the earliest joint ventures established in China in 1980 and, since then, has been continuously involved in a wide range of ventures and business initiatives across a variety of industries and regions in China.
Mr Dines is a fluent Mandarin speaker and after fourteen years in Beijing, he relocated to Shanghai in late 2002 to run the restructured BHP Billiton China operations. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in China and later chaired that organisation from 1998 to 2000.