A Global Perspective on Chinese Education Globalising

During the past 40 years of China opening its door to the outside world, Chinese education has increasingly globalised, from early child education to the university level to continuing and executive education for adults. About 2,000 university-level international collaborative programs across China, hundreds of international K-12 schools, and thousands more international curriculum programs exist in China today.

The growth has of course come with ups and downs, especially during recent years as China has started to tighten regulations to make sure that the growth is within control and serving the interests of the country.

AmCham Shanghai's Education Committee and British Chamber Shanghai's Education Focus Group have invited education leaders from three different continents to share their experience and perspective on China's education globalisation. Join us for a panel discussion and highly interactive gathering, and a fine opportunity to meet professional colleagues from all over the world. 


  • David Mansfied, Chairman of Education Focus Group, British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai, Exective Headmaster of YK Pao International School
  • Dee Nkwetato Tamonkia, Chairman of African Chamber of Commerce
  • Martin Bech, Consul for Higher Education and Science at the Consulate General of Denmark, Shanghai; Innovation attaché at Innovation Center Denmark in Shanghai.  

Moderator: John D. Van Fleet, Chairman of Education Committee, AmCham Shanghai, Director of Corporate Globalization, Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University


3pm: Registration & Networking
3:30pm: Opening Remark
3:35pm: Panel Discussion
4:20pm: Audience Q & A
4:40pm: Event Ends




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Speaker Introduction

David Mansfield

Exective Headmaster at Y K Pao International School

Mr David Mansfield is a Cambridge history graduate who after two headships in the UK, became Headmaster of Dulwich College, Beijing. He is now Executive Headmaster of Shanghai’s Y.K.Pao School, one the leading bilingual Chinese international schools in China.

Dee Nkwetato Tamonkia

Chairman at African Chamber of Commerce

The current chairperson of the board of directors at AFCHAM, D. Nkwetato Tamonkia is a veteran educationist with a knack for leadership that has seen him excel in several leadership positions in the fields of education, non-governmental organizations and business. His experience in corporate training since 1998 as well as his on-going research project on sociolinguistics has earned him a multi-dimensional view of society and the keys to the success of individuals, organizations and businesses. For 13years in China, he has helped many companies from Xi’an through Beijing to Shanghai – The China Development Bank (CDB), TD Marco Ltd., ChinaTop, TellMeMore, Dia%, Philips, Qsolar, Decathlon, to name just a few.

He is the founder of several start-ups in recent years including: MyEE in 2009, SEPFRA in 2010 and DNAACE in 2016, He is a critical analyst and writes frequently about Sino-African relations.

Martin Bech

Innovation attaché at Innovation Center Denmark, Shanghai

Martin Bech is Innovation attaché at Innovation Center Denmark in Shanghai. Previously he has headed the Danish China-focused think tank, ThinkChina as well as worked as program manager at Nordic Centre, Fudan University and at the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) in Copenhagen. Martin has a PhD in Organizational Studies from Aarhus University and an educational background in East Asian Studies and International Development Studies.

Event contact

Hilary Wu