FT Lists Liu Qing as a 'Woman of the Year 2016'

Liu Qing (L) is the only entrepreneur and Chinese citizen on FT's Women of 2016 list. [China News Service]


Liu Qing (Jean Liu), president of Didi Chuxing, was recently listed as one of the 20 "Women of the Year 2016" by Financial Times.

With both a Harvard and Peking University-educated background, Liu is the daughter of Chinese technology tycoon Liu Chuanzhi, founder of Lenovo, the computer manufacturer that bought IBM's PC business in 2005 and later became the largest PC producer in the world.

Her latest business success relied on her joining the ride-sharing company in 2014 that is often referred to as the "Uber of China." Initially working as COO, Liu was promoted to president in February 2015, leading the company to later defeat Uber and other similar competitors in the Chinese market.

"The war with Uber, actually I didn't mean to say war, because it wasn't a war. War is a short term but we are talking about building something that is a long term," says Liu.

The female entrepreneur was also listed by the Fast Company as one of the World's Most Creative People in Business, as well as being named as one of Fortune's Most Powerful Women of 2016.

Other members on the FT's list include: British Prime Minister Theresa May, former U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, American artistic gymnast Simone Biles, ousted Brazilian president Dilma Roosseff, queen of British baking Mary Berry, leading Dior fashion designer Maria Grazia Chiuri, artist Nijideka Akunyili Crosby, EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager, creators of TV drama Fleabag Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Vicky Jones, the late Yorkshire politician Jo Cox, architect Zaha Hadid, South Korean impeached president Park Geun-hye, Palestinian-Syrian refugee and teacher Rahaf, India's Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj, Donald Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, epidemiologist Quarraisha Abdool Karim, renowned musician and icon Beyoncé, and French-Moroccan activist Latifa Ibn Ziaten.

(Source: finance.sina.com.cn/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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