My China Voice

My China Voice is a new feature from Chopsticks Club. Its aim is to capture the history of modern China through the personal and unique experience of our members and supporters.

Rupert Hoogewerf

Rupert Hoogewerf, 45, born in Luxembourg and educated in England, is a long-term Shanghai resident and the most well-known foreigner in China. Accountant turned entrepreneur, Rupert founded the ‘China Rich List,’ and has ‘grown up’ since 1999 alongside China’s ultra-high net worth billionaires and millionaires.

Amb. Liu Xiaoming

Ambassador Liu has represented the Chinese government here in the UK for more than 5 years. In this role he has been at the frontline of China-UK political engagement and dialogue during a key period of China’s continuing transformation and has played a key role in strengthening ties between China and UK into this special ‘Golden Era.’



Richard Graham MP

Richard has been  MP for Gloucester since 2010. He is the current chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for China. He has worked and been involved with China since 1980, having lived and worked for Swires, the FCO and opened the Barings office in China during this time.