In yet another sign of China’s rise, Chinese delegates are now invited to the super-secret and super-elite Bilderberg Conference in 2011.

The two Chinese attendees of the conference were Ying Fu (Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs) and Huang Yiping (Professor at Beijing University).

Ying, an ethnic Mongol, is an influential player in China’s foreign policy.  She was previously the ambassador to the UK and to Australia. 

Huang is a professor at Peking University (China’s Harvard) who has a visible profile in the West.  Ahead of last year’s G20 Summit, he famously warned the US back off calls for China to revalue the yuan.

Besides China, Russia and Turkey were the two emerging market countries that were represented.  Bilderberg, true to its origins as a club to promote Atlanticism, was dominated by Americans and Europeans.

Europe was grossly overrepresented there.  Finland, the 36th largest economy in the world, had four delegates.  Greece, the nearly bankrupt southern European country, also had four delegates.

Countries represented at the conference are Belgium, Germany, UK, US, Finland, Portugal, France, Italy, Sweden, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Canada, Spain, Turkey, Greece, Denmark, China, Ireland, Russia, and Norway.

The Bilderberg Conference is a meeting of the West’s elites.  Although no official policy is decided there, the discussions that take place sets the tone for many issues once the delegates leave the meeting.

One of the perennial attendees of the conference is Henry Kissinger.

The official agenda of Bilderberg 2011, which Kissinger attended, was the following:

Challenges for Growth: Innovation and Budgetary Discipline, the Euro and Challenges for the European Union, the role of Emerging Economies, Social Networks: Connectivity and Security Issues, New Challenges in the Middle East, Conflict Areas, Demographic Challenges, China, Switzerland: Can it remain successful in the future?

Below is the full list of the attendees:

BEL         Davignon, Etienne           Minister of State

DEU       Ackermann, Josef            Chairman of the Management Board and the Group Executive Committee, Deutsche Bank AG

GBR       Agius, Marcus    Chairman, Barclays PLC

USA       Alexander, Keith B.         Commander, USCYBERCOM; Director, National Security Agency

INT         Almunia, Joaquín             Vice President, European Commission; Commissioner for Competition

USA       Altman, Roger C.              Chairman, Evercore Partners Inc.

FIN         Apunen, Matti  Director, Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA

PRT        Balsemão, Francisco Pinto            Chairman and CEO, IMPRESA, S.G.P.S.; Former Prime Minister

FRA        Baverez, Nicolas               Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

FRA        Bazire, Nicolas   Managing Director, Groupe Arnault /LVMH

ITA         Bernabè, Franco               CEO, Telecom Italia SpA

USA       Bezos, Jeff          Founder and CEO, Amazon.com

SWE       Bildt, Carl             Minister of Foreign Affairs

SWE       Björling, Ewa      Minister for Trade

NLD        Bolland, Marc J.                Chief Executive, Marks and Spencer Group plc

CHE        Brabeck-Letmathe, Peter             Chairman, Nestlé S.A.

AUT       Bronner, Oscar  CEO and Publisher, Standard Medien AG

CAN       Carney, Mark J. Governor, Bank of Canada

FRA        Castries, Henri de            Chairman and CEO, AXA

ESP         Cebrián, Juan Luis            CEO, PRISA

NLD        Chavannes, Marc E.        Political Columnist, NRC Handelsblad; Professor of Journalism, University of Groningen

TUR        Ciliv, Süreyya     CEO, Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S.

CAN       Clark, Edmund   President and CEO, TD Bank Financial Group

BEL         Coene, Luc          Governor, National Bank of Belgium

USA       Collins, Timothy C.           CEO, Ripplewood Holdings, LLC

ESP         Cospedal, María Dolores de        Secretary General, Partido Popular

INT         Daele, Frans van               Chief of Staff to the President of the European Council

GRC       David, George A.              Chairman, Coca-Cola H.B.C. S.A.

DNK       Eldrup, Anders CEO, DONG Energy

ITA         Elkann, John       Chairman, Fiat S.p.A.

DEU       Enders, Thomas                CEO, Airbus SAS

AUT       Faymann, Werner           Federal Chancellor

DNK       Federspiel, Ulrik               Vice President, Global Affairs, Haldor Topsøe A/S

USA       Feldstein, Martin S.         George F. Baker Professor of Economics, Harvard University

PRT        Ferreira Alves, Clara        CEO, Claref LDA; writer

GBR       Flint, Douglas J. Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings plc

CHN       Fu, Ying                Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs

IRL          Gallagher, Paul  Senior Counsel; Former Attorney General

CHE        Groth, Hans        Senior Director, Healthcare Policy & Market Access, Oncology Business Unit, Pfizer Europe

TUR        Gülek Domac, Tayyibe   Former Minister of State

NLD        Halberstadt, Victor          Professor of Economics, Leiden University; Former Honorary Secretary General of Bilderberg Meetings

GRC       Hardouvelis, Gikas A.     Chief Economist and Head of Research, Eurobank EFG

USA       Hoffman, Reid   Co-founder and Executive Chairman, LinkedIn

CHN       Huang, Yiping     Professor of Economics, China Center for Economic Research, Peking University

USA       Hughes, Chris R.               Co-founder, Facebook

USA       Jacobs, Kenneth M.        Chairman & CEO, Lazard

CHE        Janom Steiner, Barbara Head of the Department of Justice, Security and Health, Canton Grisons

FIN         Johansson, Ole Chairman, Confederation of the Finnish Industries EK

USA       Johnson, James A.           Vice Chairman, Perseus, LLC

USA       Jordan, Jr., Vernon E.     Senior Managing Director, Lazard Frères & Co. LLC

USA       Keane, John M.                Senior Partner, SCP Partners; General, US Army, Retired

GBR       Kerr, John           Member, House of Lords; Deputy Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell plc

USA       Kissinger, Henry A.          Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc.

USA       Kleinfeld, Klaus Chairman and CEO, Alcoa

TUR        Koç, Mustafa V.                Chairman, Koç Holding A.S.

USA       Kravis, Henry R.                Co-Chairman and co-CEO, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

USA       Kravis, Marie-Josée        Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute, Inc.

INT         Kroes, Neelie     Vice President, European Commission; Commissioner for Digital Agenda

CHE        Kudelski, André                Chairman and CEO, Kudelski Group SA

GBR       Lambert, Richard              Independent Non-Executive Director, Ernst & Young

INT         Lamy, Pascal       Director General, World Trade Organization

ESP         León Gross, Bernardino                Secretary General of the Spanish Presidency

CHE        Leuthard, Doris Federal Councillor

FRA        Lévy, Maurice    Chairman and CEO, Publicis Groupe S.A.

BEL         Leysen, Thomas               Chairman, Umicore

USA       Li, Cheng              Senior Fellow and Director of Research, John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings Institution

DEU       Löscher, Peter   President and CEO, Siemens AG

GBR       Mandelson, Peter           Member, House of Lords; Chairman, Global Counsel

IRL          McDowell, Michael         Senior Counsel, Law Library; Former Deputy Prime Minister

CAN       McKenna, Frank               Deputy Chair, TD Bank Financial Group

GBR       Micklethwait, John          Editor-in-Chief, The Economist

FRA        Montbrial, Thierry de     President, French Institute for International Relations

ITA         Monti, Mario     President, Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi

RUS        Mordashov, Alexey A.   CEO, Severstal

USA       Mundie, Craig J.                Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Microsoft Corporation

NOR       Myklebust, Egil                 Former Chairman of the Board of Directors SAS, Norsk Hydro ASA

DEU       Nass, Matthias  Chief International Correspondent, Die Zeit

NLD        Netherlands, H.M. the Queen of the     

ESP         Nin Génova, Juan María                President and CEO, La Caixa

PRT        Nogueira Leite, António                Member of the Board, José de Mello Investimentos, SGPS, SA

NOR       Norway, H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon of              

FIN         Ollila, Jorma        Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell plc

CAN       Orbinksi, James                Professor of Medicine and Political Science, University of Toronto

USA       Orszag, Peter R.                Vice Chairman, Citigroup Global Markets, Inc.

GBR       Osborne, George             Chancellor of the Exchequer

NOR       Ottersen, Ole Petter      Rector, University of Oslo

GRC       Papaconstantinou, George          Minister of Finance

TUR        Pekin, ?efika      Founding Partner, Pekin & Bayar Law Firm

FIN         Pentikäinen, Mikael        Publisher and Senior Editor-in-Chief, Helsingin Sanomat

USA       Perle, Richard N.              Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

CAN       Prichard, J. Robert S.      Chair, Torys LLP

CAN       Reisman, Heather            Chair and CEO, Indigo Books & Music Inc.

USA       Rockefeller, David           Former Chairman, Chase Manhattan Bank

INT         Rompuy, Herman van    President, European Council

USA       Rose, Charlie      Executive Editor and Anchor, Charlie Rose

NLD        Rosenthal, Uri   Minister of Foreign Affairs

AUT       Rothensteiner, Walter   Chairman of the Board, Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG

FRA        Roy, Olivier         Professor of Social and Political Theory, European University Institute

USA       Rubin, Robert E.               Co-Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Secretary of the Treasury

ITA         Scaroni, Paolo    CEO, Eni S.p.A.

CHE        Schmid, Martin President, Government of the Canton Grisons

USA       Schmidt, Eric      Executive Chairman, Google Inc.

AUT       Scholten, Rudolf               Member of the Board of Executive Directors, Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG

DNK       Schütze, Peter  Member of the Executive Management, Nordea Bank AB

CHE        Schweiger, Rolf Member of the Swiss Council of States

INT         Sheeran, Josette              Executive Director, United Nations World Food Programme

CHE        Soiron, Rolf         Chairman of the Board, Holcim Ltd., Lonza Ltd.

INT         Solana Madariaga, Javier              President, ESADEgeo Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics

NOR       Solberg, Erna     Leader of the Conservative Party

ESP         Spain, H.M. the Queen of           

USA       Steinberg, James B.        Deputy Secretary of State

DEU       Steinbrück, Peer              Member of the Bundestag; Former Minister of Finance

GBR       Stewart, Rory    Member of Parliament

IRL          Sutherland, Peter D.       Chairman, Goldman Sachs International

GBR       Taylor, J. Martin                Chairman, Syngenta International AG

USA       Thiel, Peter A.   President, Clarium Capital Management, LLC

ITA         Tremonti, Giulio               Minister of Economy and Finance

INT         Trichet, Jean-Claude       President, European Central Bank

GRC       Tsoukalis, Loukas             President, ELIAMEP

USA       Varney, Christine A.        Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust

CHE        Vasella, Daniel L.              Chairman, Novartis AG

USA       Vaupel, James W.            Founding Director, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research

SWE       Wallenberg, Jacob           Chairman, Investor AB

USA       Warsh, Kevin     Former Governor, Federal Reserve Board

NLD        Winter, Jaap W.                Partner, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

CHE        Witmer, Jürg      Chairman, Givaudan SA and Clariant AG

USA       Wolfensohn, James D.   Chairman, Wolfensohn & Company, LLC

INT         Zoellick, Robert B.            President, The World Bank Group

GBR       Bredow, Vendeline von                Business Correspondent, The Economist

GBR       Wooldridge, Adrian D.   Foreign Correspondent, The Economist