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China Talent Network

Together we inspire diversity

We aim to inspire individuals with Chinese heritage and Chinese linkage to break cultural prejudices and the “bamboo ceiling”, to establish closer connections with one another, to achieve greater success and to make more effective contributions to society.

What is the China Talent Network?

In a time of global uncertainty, the demand for intercultural sensitivity is reaching a critical level. Embedding diversity, finding and nurturing the best talent - regardless of race, gender or social background has become a crucial for most multinational organisations.

The China Talent Network is a cross-company collaboration founded with the aim of improving the pipeline of culturally dexterous leaders of Chinese heritage or linkage, who can make the most of the Golden Era of UK-China relations. Our partner organisations have a shared vision to create a meaningful mentoring network, promote role models, and provide ongoing guidance and support to professionals at different stages of their career.

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Our objectives

Develop culturally dexterous leaders who are able to take advantage of their cultural knowledge - combining this with their emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills - in order to achieve the best results for both the companies they work for and for themselves.

Raise awareness of the unique challenges faced by employees of Chinese heritage due to cultural values and behavioural traits.

See more Chinese talent in senior leadership positions [and in pipeline] through coaching and personal development.

Amplify the voice of Britain’s Chinese community.

Building a platform to 'Learn, Network and Develop'

Using the model of ‘Learn, Network and Develop’, we combine online and classroom learning with networking and coaching to support Chinese and non-Chinese professionals. This is facilitated through a distinctive learning platform, bringing together and leveraging content from existing talent programmes, role model networks and diversity initiatives.

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Access virtual and classroom learning developed by PwC, Diaspora Foundation, LSE CIBL, Association for Speakers of Chinese as a Second Language and other partner organisations

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Develop relationships and obtain support through a wider network of peers and mentors

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One-to-one coaching and support to help individuals reach their full potential

Ways to get involved

As a corporate

Support the China Talent Network by pledging to:

  • work collaboratively to raise awareness of the issues impacting Chinese professionals in the UK
  • celebrate and promote successful Chinese role models at all levels
  • support an inclusive environment which values and promotes cultural diversity; and
  • play an active part in the coaching programme by providing both mentors and participants  

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As a coach

Sign up to inspire the next generation of leaders as a coach if:

  • you are a senior executive with significant experience in your fields / sectors
  • you have a passion for coaching and bringing the best out of people; and
  • you can commit c. 3 hours each month to the Mentoring Programme over a 12-month cycle

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As a participant

Apply to join the programme as a participant if:

  • you are a mid-level professional with 3+ years of experience
  • you are open minded and would benefit from the advice of people who have been through similar challenges; and
  • you can commit c. 3 hours each month to the Mentoring Programme over a 12-month cycle

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Who are our partner organisations?

Founding partners

PwC and Standard Chartered are proud to be the founding partners of China Talent Network to help to build a more diverse pipeline of future leaders.


PwC are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce, where everyone can reach their full potential regardless of race, background or gender. By working together to develop culturally dexterous leaders, we can open the dialogue on race and break down barriers.

Standard Chartered

We are proud to be a founding partner of the China Talent Development Platform. Drawing on the Bank’s unique diversity, we look forward to sharing our insights with participants to support their development, and equally learning from them to make the workplace more inclusive.

Our partners are organisations sharing our vision for improved representation and diversity

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Allen & Overy

Speakers of Chinese

Association for Speakers of Chinese as a Second Language

Brand Finance

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Catching Light


Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

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