Media exec becomes 1st Taiwan student at Alibaba founder’s school for entrepreneurs

The China Post
Date: April 9, 2017
By: The China Post news staff

TAIPEI, Taiwan — George Hsieh (謝國樑), chairman of Hualien Media International Co.,

Alibaba Group and Hupan College founder Jack Ma, left, fixes a medal on George Hsieh, chairman of Hualien Media International Co., Ltd. and The China Post, at the opening of the school year at Hupan College, in Hangzhou, China. (CNA)

Ltd. (華聯國際) and publisher of The China Post, recently became Taiwan’s first student at an entrepreneurs’ college founded by Alibaba Group’s founder Jack Ma.

Hsieh, who made a career change to head Hualien and The China Post after serving as a lawmaker for three consecutive terms, became in late March a member of the third intake of students at Hupan College (湖畔大學) in Hangzhou, China, which Ma created with seven other entrepreneurs and distinguished scholars to nurture the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Hsieh told the Central News Agency (CNA) in an interview that Hupan is a college designed not for high-ranking managers but for first-generation entrepreneurs and their successors.    [FULL  STORY]

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