CCG Forum | Ambassadors’ Roundtable

November 14 , 2020

[Oline Video]

From November 11-12, 2020, the Center for China and Globalization (CCG) held the 6th China and Globalization Forum in Beijing, China. Participants included leaders from business, academia and research, former senior policymakers, ambassadors to China, heads of international organizations, representatives of chambers of commerce, and noted scholars and entrepreneurs from China and abroad. Over the two-day event, they held in-depth discussions on the various challenges and opportunities for globalization in a period of unprecedented change.

The theme of the Ambassadors’ Roundtable was “US Election 2020: A Pivot Moment for the Future of Global Trade?” COVID-19 has brought new uncertainty to globalization. Over the past few years, global trade has been plagued by rising protectionism, unilateralism and anti-globalization sentiment. The panelists included H.E. Ahcene Boukhelfa, Ambassador of Algeria to China; H.E. Graham Fletcher, Ambassador of Australia to China; H.E. Rahamtalla M. Osman, Ambassador of African Union to China; H.E. Dominic Barton, Ambassador of Canada to China; H.E. Luis Diego Monsalve, Ambassador of Colombia to China; H.E. Nicolas Chapuis, Ambassador of the European Union to China; H.E. Jarno Syrjälä, Ambassador of Finland to China; H.E. Laurent Bili, Ambassador of France to China; H.E. Luca Ferrari, Ambassador of Italy to China; H.E. Wim Geerts, Ambassador of the Netherlands to China; H.E. Wojciech Zajączkowski, Ambassador of Poland to China; H.E. Rafael Dezcallar, Ambassador of Spain to China and Amb. Su Ge, former Chinese Ambassador to Iceland; Chairman, China National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (PECC). They discussed the trend of multilateral cooperation, the direction of reform for the WTO, G20 and other multilateral institutions and mechanisms, proposals and plans for climate change, and the direction of regional cooperation in the next four years. This roundtable was hosted by Tian Wei, anchor of China Global Television Network (CGTN).