CCG president gave a keynote speech at 2016 International Metropolis Conference in Japan

On the 25th and 26th October, 2016, Center for China and Globalization’s (CCG) president Dr. Huiyao Wang, CCG Co-founder Dr. Lu Miao, CCG researcher Dr. Yixi Lu, and associate researcher Xiaolin Yang of CCG attended the 2016 International Metropolis Conference in Achi-Nagoya, Japan.

The International Metropolis Project is a global network of researchers, policy makers, and community groups engaged in identifying, understanding and responding to developments in migration and diversity. The International Metropolis Conferences have been the most important conferences in the field for researchers, policy makers, and community groups gathering together for the discussion of recent developments in migration and diversity in the international sphere. After the last two conferences were held in Milan in 2014 and Mexico City in 2015, the 2016 International Metropolis Conference in Achi-Nagoya, Japan between 24th and 28th October has become the first-ever International Metropolis Conference held outside of Europe.

The theme of the 2016 International Metropolis Conference was “Creating Trust through Wisdom on Migration and Integration”. CCG President Dr. Huiyao Wang and standing member of the committee for the International Metropolis Project, was invited as one of the keynote speakers, where he discussed “Creating Trust through Wisdom: Co-development and Migration in East Asia”.

In his keynote speech, Dr. Wang demonstrated that despite the different interests between China, Korea, and Japan in recent years, the three countries still have large opportunities for further cooperation and developments. It should be recognized that the three countries have a long history of exchange in culture, knowledge, and people, thus the shared values between them provide a strong foundation for further cooperation and co-development. In order to achieve a free flow of migration in this region, Dr. Wang suggested three main approaches for these governments: to relax policies for visa applications, to establish more student exchange programs, and to encourage the exchange of skilled workers. He suggests building a talent free movement zone between China, Korea and Japan, as well as creating campuses within each other, thereby encouraging the exchange of students and academics.

Additionally, CCG Co-founder Dr. Lu Miao presented at the International Metropolis Conference, discussing the impact of Chinese returnees in China’s economic globalization. She says that returnees play an active role in China’s economic development and globalization process, as most returnees are well educated, further bringing back foreign educational and technological experiences, therefore increasing China’s overall global competitiveness. Dr. Miao explained that returnees are serving as a bridge between China and the world and further promoting the Chinese economy by building globalized Chinese enterprises, diversifying domestic labor forces, and changing the structure of the domestic high-tech industry.


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