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Blog – fostering relationships in China

DFK International president Demetris Demetriou and executive director Martin Sharp are in China for the following days, carrying out a special mission.

Demetris and Martin are visiting DFK member firms and other key contacts – to foster relationships and co-operation across the association.

Martin and Demetris have kindly agreed to keep us updated on the progress of their trip. Check back for more updates!

Day 1

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We arrived at Beijing Airport early evening and were kindly greeted by Wang Qi, a partner at Peking CPAs.

Mr Hu Beihe’s son was also kind enough to drop us at our hotel - just in time for us to change for dinner.

Hu Beihe, chief partner of Peking CPA, together with partners Wang Qi and Zhang Bo, hosted us and Andrew Ma from AMA CPA to a splendid Chinese banquet at a traditional Beijing restaurant.

Our hosts discussed Peking CPA developments and the opportunity for closer co-operation between the DFK members in China.

It was a really enjoyable evening, and we gained great insight into the latest developments of one of DFK’s newest members.

Day 2

We visited Beijing Zhongxuanyu CPA Co Ltd at their offices in Central Beijing where we had useful discussions with the partners Xu Jun and Renee Zhang. 

Ms Xu Jun explained how they had expanded their client base in recent years and had developed special skills in providing special audits for construction projects, especially for clients in the education and not-for-profit sectors. 

Over lunch, they discussed ways of increasing co-operation between DFK member firms and finding opportunities for building relationships with the new DFK member firms, Koehler Group and Peking CPAs. 

They concluded by arranging a meeting for us with Peking CPAs for the following day.

In the afternoon, partners from Peking CPAs joined us on a visit to the Great Wall of China. On a crisp, clear blue-sky day, the Great Wall looked majestic and the tourists marvelled at the amazing and spectacular structure stretching out along he mountain peaks to distant horizons. 

The ride back to Beijing was followed by a traditional Peking duck dinner, hosted by Mr Hu and his partners. Over dinner, Demetris outlined his vision for DFK China and encouraged Mr Hu to find ways of working with the other DFK member firms to strengthen DFK’s presence in China so that the group could take its rightful place at the top of the international league.

Day 3