Dr. Anton Smitsendonk is currently commissioner for Thailand and Indonesia in the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and was previously Ambassador of the Netherlands to China and later to the OECD in Paris. From 1990-1998 he led the Académie Diplomatique Internationale de Paris, a working group of official and non-official political figures from several countries on the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia. His primary research areas include: Chinese and European diplomacy, Chinese financial markets, trade and investment opportunities, and relations with the ICC.
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