Editor’s note: This originally appeared on the China Business Cast. China Business Cast is a podcast featuring experienced entrepreneurs and business people making things happen in China. If you want to learn from on the ground accounts of how business actually gets done in China, this is the program for you.

Elyse Ribbons is an American entrepreneur, writer, businesswoman, and playwright who lives and works in Beijing. Known in China by her Chinese name Liu Suying (柳素英), she spends time on both corporate work media work (via columns, a nationally syndicated radio show – China Radio International’s Laowai Kandian, regular news media appearances and filming movies). She is currently the CEO and Founder of GeiLi giving. She has authored several articles for Forbes magazine [1] on business, culture, and life in China.

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