Astrid Dorfmeister, our esteemed partner and friend in both the China Collaborative Group (CCG) and Consulegis, passed away on 22 February after a brave battle with leukaemia. The news has brought great sadness to all of us who knew and worked with her. Astrid was committed professional with a warm heart and a keen sense of humour. Representing Spain, she was one of the first advisors to come on board with CCG and contributed greatly to the association’s development. Astrid will be sorely missed.