About CBB International

China Beige Book (CBB) International is the world’s leading data analytics firm focused exclusively on the Chinese economy. In addition to its flagship publication, the China Beige Book™ quarterly report, CBB International provides bespoke research and advisory services to multi-national corporations and buy-side firms looking to enter the Chinese market, expand their current operations, better understand emerging macro-risks, or invest more strategically into the evolving Chinese marketplace.

CBB Leadership

Leland R. Miller is President of China Beige Book International and leads the strategic management of the firm. A leading expert on China’s financial system, he is a frequent guest on media outlets such as CNBC, CNBC Asia, Bloomberg TV and Radio, BBC, Monocle 24, FOX News and FOX Business, al Jazeera, and China’s CCTV, among others, and his work is featured regularly in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, TIME, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Forbes, Foreign Policy, South China Morning Post, and The Washington Post.

Mr. Miller holds a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, a master's degree in Chinese history from Oxford University (St. Antony’s College), a BA in European History & Chinese from Washington & Lee University, and was a graduate Chinese language fellow at Tunghai University. In 2004, Mr. Miller received the Gerald Segal Fellowship Prize in Asian Security, awarded annually to a single individual worldwide by the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS), and in 2006-08 was named an American Bar Association (ABA) Business Law Fellow, where he helped oversee the organization’s review of the Chinese banking system. Mr. Miller is a member of the National Committee on US-China Relations, the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Craig Charney directs all research for the China Beige Book™. The president of a leading international public opinion research firm based in New York City, Dr. Charney has over two decades of experience in business, consumer, social and political research in emerging markets and closed economies. Dr. Charney has conducted polls in over 35 countries, including China, India, Indonesia, and Vietnam, as well as Europe and North America. His clients have included multi-national corporations such as Honda, Samsung, Monsanto, Nokia, LG and the Financial Times, as well as major business consultancies such as Castle Asia. Dr. Charney has also worked with major international and government organizations, including the World Bank, Center for International Private Enterprise, USAID, UNDP, U.S. Department of Commerce, the Millennium Challenge Corp, and The Asia Foundation.

Dr. Charney holds a PhD from Yale in comparative politics, a master's degree in politics from Oxford University, and a graduate diploma from the Sorbonne in the sociology of development. Before founding the firm, he was a central figure on the polling teams of Nelson Mandela in 1994 and Bill Clinton and Shimon Peres in 1996, working with top national pollsters Stanley Greenberg, Celinda Lake, Doug Schoen, and Mark Penn. His polling work has been frequently cited in the press, including the New York Times, Washington Post, ABC News, and the BBC. His work in Afghanistan won an award from the University of Iowa for polling for journalism.

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