Tim Clissold

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Tim Clissold (Chinese name: 祈立天) is a Western writer on business in China. He is the author of a memoir detailing how he helped the Wall Street trader Jack Perkowski to invest and lose over $400 million in mainland China as the country first opened up to foreign direct investment.[1] His book detailed the numerous ways the fund lost money.[2] [3] Clissold was briefly president of the foreign-invested ASIMCO Technologies before parting company from Perkowski, who claims never to have read the book that gave him the nickname Mr. China'[1][4]


  • Mr. China: A Memoir, HarperBusiness, 2005


  1. ^ a b Dan Fitzpatrick, "'Mr. China' -- Pittsburgher's status borders on mythical", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 22 November 2006
  2. ^ Gady A. Epstein, "China flies the flag", Forbes, April 25, 2008,
  3. ^ Scott Cendrowski, "Businesses Going Into China Need to Know These Rules First", "Fortune", December 3, 2016
  4. ^ Bill Powell, "Books: Mr. China Hits the Road" Time, 20 February 2005

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