About us and our mission
What drives us
Free trade is weapon against poverty
We at Chinahub reject any type of separation because we think that global free-trade was a main reason why billions of people were shifted out of poverty.
Free trade allowed many countries – and among them China by way of example – lift their citizens out of poverty. However, today we are experiencing a time where more and more self-proclaimed Western countries choose isolation over global collaboration.
So why does it sound strange when China became liberal from some perspectives by initiating the belt and road initiative?
In 2013 the Chinese president Xi Jinping announced the One Belt, One Road initiative which is an infrastructure and investment project amounting to US$4–8 trillion covering more than 68 countries and 65% of the world population.
We at CHINAHUB truly believe that a closer collaboration between European and Asian countries will lift additional millions of people out of poverty while promoting millions of people into the middle-class.
We see the Chinese consumer and therefore the Chinese market as a key component in this equation. Opening and simplifying the Chinese market to millions of European and Central Asian citizens will result in an unimaginable increase in purchasing power for them.
We are here to assist European and Central Asian entrepreneurs to, first of all, understand the Chinese market and then expand to the new land of opportunity: China.
Learn more about our team
Our team consists of true industry experts from China to Germany
Xuemei Feng is the managing director and responsible for medical affairs and medical tourism between China and Germany. As an expert she knows the needs of our customers and refers our clients to the best doctors in Germany.
Hao Li is a managing director and the head of our China incubator program responsible for connecting Chinese and German companies and startups.
Donghui Zhang is managing director for the trade of art from China to Germany and vice versa. She is always looking for artists who are interested in selling art to Chinese consumers.
Yi Cao is the managing director responsible for the trade and product placement of European goods and intellectual property in the Chinese market.
Karl Grage is the founder of Simplioffice Krefeld GmbH out of which CHINAHUB evolved. Even though he stepped aside as managing director, he’s actively involved as CHINAHUB’s chief evangelist and in various expansion conceptions.
Marius Schober is actively supporting CHINAHUB on an interim basis in the areas of strategy and branding. He create the CHINAHUB brand and tremendously helped our business with the strategic alignment.
Ying-Xu Heidlauf is the heart of our business. She takes care of the crucial communication between our German head office and our Chinese business partners.
Assistant of the Management
Lieselotte Prädel-Weber is the assistant of the management who undertakes crucial backoffice tasks such as preparing contracts, preparative bookkeeping and much more.
Zhengping Li is a managing director and responsible for advising our customers about the Chinese stock market – for example initial public offerings on Chinese exchanges.
Feel Well Manager
Michaela Seidel-Leiske is our feel-well manager at our headquarter in Krefeld. She makes sure everything is well-kept and everyone is taken care of.
Christian Gauche assists our community with the daily business of the office- and trade center business.
Join our team!
Join us and our mission in Krefeld, Germany
Do you have passion for cross-cultural exchange and building an intercultural trade and business platform? Due to our continued growth, we are always looking for people to fit into our team of mission-driven silk road employees.