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Centre for China Business Research

We undertake high quality research relating to accounting, finance and business issues in China.

The Centre for China Business Research aims to be an internationally known centre for China-related accounting, finance and business research.

The Centre undertakes high-quality research relating to accounting, finance, economics and business issues in China.

Management team

Meet the team


Academic staff

Dr Peng Zhou

Dr Peng Zhou
+44 (0)29 2068 8778



Tri-University Annual Conference:
Towards a post-pandemic sustainable World

7-8 October 2021

Call for papers and proposals

The Tri-university annual conference is a joint initiative of Cardiff Business School, Newcastle University Business School and School of Management of Xiamen University since 2015. The conference will be hosted by Cardiff Business School and will take place virtually on 7-8 October 2021.

The objective of this conference is to provide a platform for research collaboration and strengthen interactions between the three participating institutions. In addition to the presentation and discussion of research papers and projects, we will also explore further cooperation in teaching, learning, and administrative training in the future.

The theme of the conference is “towards a post-pandemic sustainable world”. This reflects the global challenges that our society is currently facing, including the pandemic, climate changes, disruptive technology innovation (e.g., blockchain and AI), national and global economic inequality. Meeting these challenges requires both continued national efforts and international collaborations on sustainable development.

While we welcome submissions related to the conference theme, we also seek papers from other areas of research from accounting, economics, finance, business, logistics and operations research, management, marketing, strategy, and tourism. In addition to regular sessions, we will also have dedicated PhD sessions. Therefore, we encourage PhD students to submit their research papers.

Please note that we only accept manuscripts in English.

Keynote speaker

Professor Bohui Zhang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen)

Contributed session

  • Participants of the conference this year have the opportunity to organise their own contributed session. Organisers of a contributed session must submit a proposal with
    the session title and abstract (max 200 words)
  • a list of presenters (ideally from more than one of the three universities)
  • the tentative title of each paper
  • the name and affiliation of the session chair and the discussants

Colleagues who are interested in organising a contributed session can contact the conference organisers if they need help to find presenters, discussants and the session chair.

Important dates

  • Submission deadline for papers and session proposals: 31 August 2021
  • Notification of acceptance: 15 September 2021
  • Conference dates: 7-8 October 2021

Submission process

To submit, please send your paper to (please add 'Cardiff-Newcastle-Xiamen conference' to the subject panel in your email submission).

For any further information, please contact Ms Beverly Francis at

Advisory board

  • Professor Rachel Ashworth (Dean, Cardiff Business School)
  • Professor Giorgio Fazio (Director of Internationalisation (Research), Newcastle University Business School)
  • Professor Jianfa Li (Dean, Xiamen University School of Management)
  • Professor Sharon Mavin ( Director of Newcastle University Business School)
  • Professor Natasha Mauthner (Director of research, Newcastle University Business School)
  • Professor Jonathan Morris (Associate Dean for Research, Cardiff Business School)
  • Professor Chaopeng Wu (Associate Dean for Research Xiamen University School of Management)
  • Professor Jason Xiao (Head of Department of Accounting and Information Management, University of Macau)
  • Professor Lisheng Yu (Associate Dean for Research Xiamen University School of Management)

Organising committee

  • Ms Beverly Francis (Conference and Events Officer, Cardiff Business School)
  • Dr Qingwei Wang (Cardiff Business School)
  • Dr Doris Xin (Newcastle University)
  • Dr Tina Yue Xu (Cardiff Business School)
  • Professor Bo Zhou (Xiamen University School of Management)
  • Dr Peng Zhou (Cardiff Business School)

Abacus Special Issue Conference on ‘Accounting, Auditing and Corporate Governance in China’

6-7 June 2020, Beijing, China

For more information, please download the Call for Papers and Participants.

Accounting Forum Special Issue on Contemporary Accounting Developments in China

2-3 November 2019, Nanjing, China

For more information, please download the Call for Papers.

Cardiff-Newcastle-Xiamen Universities Business and Management Conference and Centre for China Business Research Symposium

3-7 October 2019, Cardiff

Outline program

  • 3 October: Registration and introduction to Cardiff University and the City of Cardiff (including Welsh Assembly visit)
  • 4 October: Conference sessions
  • 5-6 October: Company visits
  • 7 October: Further conference sessions

Accounting and Business Research Special Issue Conference on Auditing in China

8-9 December 2018

Guest editors: Wu, Liansheng and Xiao, Jason Zezhong.

Centre for China Business Research Symposium

24 May 2018

With keynote speaker T. J. Wong from University of Southern California, former Editor of the Accounting Review and current Associate Editor of Management Science.

Centre for China Business Research Symposium

5 July 2017

With keynote speakers Edward Lee from Manchester University and Weiguo Zhang from the International Accounting Standards Board.

CCBR seminar series 2016-2017

Cardiff-Newcastle-Xiamen conference

June 27-28 2016

Visiting scholars


  • Dr Yaqin Liu, Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance


  • Dr Miranda Huiqun Feng, Tianjin University of Finance and Economics


  • Professor TongMu, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
  • Professor Liansheng Wu, Peking University

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