SASAC – modernization of Chinese state-owned enterprises

The SASAC (State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council) is a state supervisory authority, its main task being the modernization and restructuring of large state-owned enterprises. The SASAC has extensive authority to decide and is therefore one of the most important decision makers in the management of state-owned enterprises in China.

Since 2002 Carl Duisberg Centren has been executing annual qualification programs for executives of Chinese state-owned enterprises. The programs deal with different management topics such as financial management, human resource development or strategic management.

The program also includes different visits of German companies in order to support the initiation of business relations between German and Chinese companies.


The contents of our programs are chosen on behalf of and in close cooperation with the SASAC. According to the client’s needs the focus of the programs can be placed on different areas of management, the main interest always being the specific requirements of the management of large companies as well as the special make-up of public companies or companies undergoing privatization. The further trainings on financial management for example include topics such as company accounting and financing, investment decision and controlling.


The program aims at strengthening the management expertise in state-owned and partly state-owned enterprises in the People's Republic of China. Seminars and company visits allow the participant to gain insight in best practices of public and meanwhile privatized German companies.

Task for Carl Duisberg Centren

  • execution of seminars on topics related to management
  • organization of visits to large German companies (private as well as public)
  • coordination of all administrative and all related requirements (assistance in obtaining visas, accommodation, insurance etc.)

Target Countries

People's Republic of China

Start of Program

2002, ongoing