CCG Holds 8th China and Globalization Forum

The world is confronted with unprecedented changes unseen in a century, while the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine crisis have accelerated the evolution of the international landscape. The international system is facing a reset where a new “Bretton Woods moment” is in front of us and globalization is about to be reimagined. On June 19-21, 2022 , the Center for China and Globalization (CCG) and the Chinese Association of International Economic Cooperation (CAFIEC) jointly held the 8th China and Globalization Forum in Beijing, China.

 

 

Focusing on the theme of ‘Grasping the World Transition and Coping with Global Crisis: Strategies for China and Globalization in an Era of Uncertainty’, nearly one hundred guests attended this forum and discussed major issues on China and globalization in both online and offline activities. Participants included representatives from all sectors of government, industry, academia and research, including former politicians and dignitaries, diplomatic envoys to China, representatives of international organizations, renowned scholars, and entrepreneurs.

The forum consisted of eight special sessions, including a Fireside Chat, a Summit Dialogue, an Ambassadors Roundtable, China-Europe Roundtable, and China-US Think Tank Dialogue, as well as the private CCG Council Chairs Virtual Roundtable and CCG Council Members Luncheon Roundtable. Key topics included Global Recovery, China-US, and China-Europe relations. The forum held a special China-Globalization 30 Experts Roundtable as the closing ceremony. CCG’s latest publication “China and Globalization in the 21st Century”, released by CITIC Press, was also introduced to the public for the first time. At the conference, 30 well-known scholars from various disciplines expressed their views on the transition, dilemmas, and breakthroughs of seen in China and in the process of globalization throughout the 21st century thus far.

 

 

On June 19, the forum opened with speeches by CCG President Wang Huiyao and Cui Mingmo, the President of the CAFIEC, followed by the 2022 CCG Council Chairs Roundtable and the annual Chairman’s Enlarged Meeting on China and the Globalisation Landscape.

The webinar provided an in-depth analysis of the macro-trends and strategies in these uncertain times. The panelists discussed the impact of the Russia-Ukraine conflict on the global economy and how China should respond as well as how China should lead global economic recovery confronted with the dilemmas such as the US Indo-Pacific economic framework and regular COVID prevention and control measures. It also examined what opportunities and challenges multinational enterprises will encounter in the context of multiple regional economic cooperation spheres as well as new directions and strategies for international talent flows and competition influenced by unconventional security factors, such as COVID-19 and political entanglements.

On June 20, five sessions were held.

 

 

Special Online Program I was themed Advancing the 2030 Agenda in Uncertain Times: Sustainability and the Quest for China-US Cooperation. This fireside chat was moderated by CCG President and CAFIEC Vice Chairman Wang Huiyao. Henry M. Paulson, Jr., former US Treasury Secretary and the Founder and Chairman of Paulson Institute, along with Wang Shi, CCG Senior Vice President and Founder and Honorary Chairman of China Vanke Co., Ltd., discussed the important question of how China and the US should cooperate to ensure sustainable development amidst major transformations.

They analyzed the prospects and challenges of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the future of China-US business cooperation in clean energy and green technologies, the role of multilateral partnerships in advancing sustainable development practices, and a vision of what the world landscape will look like in a decade under the UN 2030 Agenda for SDGs. [More…]

 

 

The Ambassadors Roundtable concentrated on the Global Recovery in Post-pandemic Times: Trends, Challenges, and Responses, with speeches by H. E. Lin Songtian, the President of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and former Chinese Ambassador to South Africa. Twenty ambassadors to China attended the seminar, chaired by CCG President and CAFIEC Vice Chairman Wang Huiyao.

The panelists discussed long-run governance tools and mechanisms used in the response to COVID-19, their impact on global trade and economic dynamism, the influence of international travel restrictions on cross-border business, and what concrete actions can be taken by international organizations such as APEC, BRICS, and G20 to promote the global development agenda in the post-epidemic era. [More…]

 

 

The China-Europe Roundtable was titled China-Europe Economic Cooperation: Moving Forward with the Global Quest for Sustainability and hosted by Andy Mok, a CCG Senior Fellow.

The guests engaged in a useful exchange of views on how China and Europe can promote and safeguard their common interests through a multilateral system, how they can coordinate actions on climate change, what business strategies they should adopt to deal with regular epidemic prevention and control measures as well as changes in the supply chain in the course of trying to achieve “carbon neutrality” objectives. They also touched on how the EU should position China as a ‘negotiating partner’, ‘economic competitor’ and ‘systemic counterpart’.

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The Special Online Program II, themed History at a Turning Point: Pandemic, Ukraine, and the Changing Relations between China, Europe, and the United States, featured CCG President and former Senior Fellow of Harvard Kennedy School Wang Huiyao, Niall Ferguson, former Professor at Harvard University and the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

They discussed current global instability, the prospects of China-US-Europe relations, and other important international issues. They also examined the impact of the Ukraine crisis on the existing international order, the creation, and breakdown of ‘Chimerica’ the possibility of a “second Cold War”, and the political legacy of Nixon’s visit to China.

 

The Special Online Program III of the China-US Think Tank Dialogue was themed Realigning the US-China Trade and Economic Relationship: Inflation, Tariffs, and the Way Forward. CCG President and the CAFIEC Vice President Wang Huiyao moderated the session on the outlook of US-China economic and trade relations

The panelists reassessed the costs and benefits of tariffs and analyzed the lessons of stimulus and inflation. At the same time, they shared their opinions on China’s understanding of the Indo-Pacific economic framework and how China and the US could break the diplomatic stalemate.

On June 21, the China Globalization 30 Experts Roundtable was held on a theme titled China and Globalization in the 21st Century.

The Roundtable began with Chen Wei, General Manager of CITIC Press, introducing the conference’s namesake new book – China and Globalization in the 21st Century. A total of 30 senior and leading experts and scholars participated in the seminar, hosted by Miao Lu, CCG Co-Founder and Secretary-General. This panel of experts are deeply engaged in policymaking, think tanks, and academic communities with a diverse background covering global governance, international relations, politics, economics, cultural research, historiography, and communication.

The speakers shared insights and provided suggestions on how China should deeply integrate and promote transformation and development based in globalization. Focusing on the post-epidemic era, the main topics included how China should respond to changes in globalization, how China can provide Chinese solutions and ideas to promote globalization, how China can innovatively enhance its core competitiveness in global governance, and the future development trend of globalization.

 

 

This event was followed by the closed-door CCG Council Members Luncheon Roundtable, moderated by Zhang Wei, CCG Deputy Secretary-General and former Chief Correspondent of United Nations Bureau, Economic Daily.

Globalization has always been a continuous process of ups and downs. There is no smooth path, and there is no blind alley. At present, the lack of credibility among countries and the emergence of a tide of anti-globalization pose a huge challenge. It is particularly valuable and necessary to strengthen consensus through increased communication and to foster mutual trust and cooperation and economic and trade exchanges between states. After crossing into the 21st century, the world began to usher in an ‘Asian Century’. China will play an important role in leading this new round of globalization. In the new era, China will be faced with the challenging task of setting the course of the world transformation, leveraging China’s role, and ensuring that globalization becomes more inclusive and sustainable, aking it better able to respond to global crises.

CCG is China’s leading global non-governmental think tank, the only think tank that has been granted Special Consultative Status by the United Nations, the first Chinese non-governmental think tank to achieve the feat as one of the world’s top 100 think tanks, and the top Chinese non-governmental think tank in authoritative think tank evaluations at home and abroad.

The annual China and Globalization Forum is CCG’s first flagship conference with a focus on promoting ‘community with a shared future for mankind’ and ‘China-Globalization Development’. Since 2015, CCG has hosted this forum successfully for seven consecutive years, using its professional advantage and high-quality global resources to focus on major global issues, identifying development trends in economic globalization, examining globalization issues in a forward-looking manner, and providing advice and suggestions for China to promote globalization and participate in global governance.

 

Participants List

 

CCG Council Chairs Virtual Roundtable

CCG Honorary Chairman:

CHEN Deming, CCG Honorary Chair, Former Minister of Commerce, Chairman of China Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment (CAEFI)

CCG Chairman:

LONG Yongtu, CCG Chair, Former Vice Minister of MOFTEC

CCG Co-Chair:

HE Yafei, CCG Co-Chair, Former Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs

Ronnie C. Chan, CCG Co-Chair, Chairman of Hang Lung Properties Limited

CCG President:

WANG Huiyao, CCG President

CCG Advisor (alphabetic):

CHEN Xiaogong, CCG Advisor, Former Deputy Director of Office of Foreign Affairs of the CPC Central Committee

FU Chengyu, CCG Advisor, Former Chairman of Sinopec Group

LIU Shijin, CCG Advisor,?Deputy Director of the Economic Affairs Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC)

YI Xiaozhun, Former Deputy Director-General of World Trade Organization, Former Vice Commerce Minister

YU Hongjun, CCG Advisor, Former Vice Minister at CPC International Department

ZHANG Jingan, CCG Advisor, Former President of Science and Technology Daily

ZHOU Yanli, CCG Advisor, Former Vice Chairman of China Insurance Regulatory Commission

CCG Senior Vice Chair (alphabetic):

Anthony Leung, Chairman and CEO of Nan Fung Group, Former Financial Secretary of HKSAR

James Liang, CCG Senior Vice Chair, Co-founder and Executive Chairman of C-Trip.com, Professor at Guanghua School of Management, PKU

WANG Junfeng, CCG Senior Vice Chair, Chairman of King & Wood Mallesons Management Committee

ZHANG Yichen, CCG Senior Vice Chair, President and CEO of CITIC Capital

CCG Vice Chair (alphabetic):

Linda He, CCG Vice Chair, Founder of Wailian Group

Benjamin Fok Chun-yue, CCG Senior Vice Chair, Director of the Fok Ying Tung Foundation

JIANG Xipei, CCG Vice Chair, Chairman, CEO and Founder, Far East Holding Group Co Ltd.

Howard Li, CCG Vice Chair, Chairman and CEO of Waitex International Co., Ltd.

SHI Yang, CCG Vice Chair, Founder of Zhejiang Honghui Asset Management Co., Ltd.,

WANG Guangfa, CCG Vice Chair, Chairman of Beijing Fazheng Group, Chief Principal of Beijing Royal School; President and Chief Principal of Jiahui Education Group


Forum Special Online Program I: Advancing the 2030 Agenda in Uncertain Times: Sustainability and the Quest for China-US Cooperation

Henry M. Paulson, Jr., Former US Treasury Secretary, Founder and Chairman of Paulson Institute

WANG Huiyao, CCG President, Vice Chairman of China Association for International Economic Cooperation (CAFIEC)

WANG Shi, CCG Senior Vice President, Founder and Honorary Chairman of China Vanke Co., Ltd.


Ambassadors Roundtable:Global Recovery in Post-pandemic Times: Trends, Challenges, and Responses

H.E. LIN Songtian, President of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, Former Chinese Ambassador to South Africa

H.E. Rahamtalla M. Osman, Permanent Representative of African Union to China

H.E. Graham Fletcher, Ambassador of Australia to China

H.E. Paulo Estivallet de Mesquita, Ambassador of Brazil to China

H.E. Dario Mihelin, Ambassador of Croatia to China

H.E. Nicolas Chapuis, Ambassador of European Union to China

H.E. Laurent Bili, Ambassador of France to China

H.E. Djauhari Oratmangun, Ambassador of Indonesia to China

H.E. Luca Ferrari, Ambassador of Italy to China

H.E. Raja Dato Nushirwan Zainal Abidin, Ambassador of Malaysia to China

H.E. Clare Fearnley, Ambassador of New Zealand to China

H.E. Signe Brudeset, Ambassador of Norway to China

H.E. Moin ul Haque, Ambassador of Pakistan to China

H.E. Luis Quesada, Ambassador of Peru to China

H.E. José Augusto Duarte, Ambassador of Portugal to China

H.E. Alenka Suhadolnik, Ambassador of Slovenia to China

H.E. Siyabonga Cwele, Ambassador of South Africa to China

H.E. Bernardino Regazzoni, Ambassador of Switzerland to China

H.E. Arthayudh Srisamoot, Ambassador of Thailand to China

H.E. Ali Obaid Al Dhaheri, Ambassador of UAE to China

H.E. Siddharth Chatterjee, UN Resident Coordinator in China


China-Europe Roundtable: China-Europe Economic Cooperation: Moving Forward with the Global Quest for Sustainability

Joseph Cash, Policy Analyst, China Britain Business Council (CBBC)

Ibrahim Chowdhury, World Bank Senior Economist for China

CUI Hongjian, CCG Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Director of the Department of European Studies at the China Institute of International Studies (CIIS)

FENG Zhongping, Director of Institute of European Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)

Allan Gabor, President of Merck China

Linda He, CCG Vice Chair, Founder of Wailian Group

HE Weiwen, CCG Senior Fellow, Former Commercial Counselor at the Chinese Consulate General in New York and San Francisco

Jens Hildebrandt, Delegate & Chief Representative, Delegation of German Industry & Commerce Beijing

Alexander Kallweit, Head the Office, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Beijing

Nova Li, Business Development Associate Director, AIIB-EBRD

LIU Chang, Vice President of Knorr-Bremse Asia Pacific, Chair of EUCCC Government Affairs Forum

Andy Mok, CCG Senior Fellow

QI Yan, Vice President of BeiGene

SUN Yongfu, CCG Senior Fellow, Former Director-General of MOFCOM Department of European Affairs

Rachel Tsang, Deputy Director of British Chamber of Commerce in China.

Joerg Wuttke, President of the EU Chamber of Commerce in China

XIA Jusong, President of International Business at United Imaging Healthcare (UIH)


Forum Special Online Program II: History at a Turning Point: Pandemic, Ukraine, and the Changing Relations between China, Europe, and the United States

Niall Ferguson, Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University

WANG Huiyao, CCG President, former Senior Fellow of Harvard Kennedy School


Forum Special Online Program III: Realigning the US-China Trade and Economic Relationship: Inflation, Tariffs, and the Way Forward – China-US Think Tank Dialogue

Craig Allen, President, US-China Business Council (USCBC)

Wendy Cutler, Vice President, Asia Society Policy Institute; former Acting Deputy US Trade Representative

JIN Xu, President, China Association of International Trade (CAIT)

Adam Posen, President, Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

WANG Huiyao, CCG President, former Senior Fellow of Harvard Kennedy School

Jeremie Waterman, President of China Center and Vice President, US Chamber of Commerce

YI Xiaozhun, Former Deputy Director-General of World Trade Organization, Former Vice Commerce Minister


China Globalization 30 Experts Roundtable: China and Globalization in the 21st Century

Chair:

Mabel Miao, CCG Co-Founder and Secretary-General

CHEN Wei, CITIC Press GM introduce new book <China and Globalization in the 21st Century>

Discussants (in alphabetic order):

CHEN Wenling, Chief Economist of China Center for International Economic Exchange

CHEN Zhiwu, Director of Asia Global Institute, Professor of Business School, Hong Kong University

DA Wei, Professor and Director of Center for International Security and Strategy, Tsinghua University

DONG Guanpeng, Vice President of China Public Relations Association, Dean of School of Government and Public Affairs, Communication University of China

GE Jianxiong, Director of Institute of Chinese Historical Geography, Fudan University

GU Xuewu, Director of Center for Globalization, University of Bonn

GUO Zhonghua, Professor of School of Government, Nanjing University

HU Biliang, Executive Director of the Belt and Road Institute and the Institute of Emerging Markets, Beijing Normal University

HUANG Renwei, Executive Director of Fudan Institute of Belt and Road & Global Governance, former Vice President of Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences

LI Xiangyang, Dean of National Institute of International Strategy Chinese Academy of Social Sciences(CASS)

LIU Guoen, Dean of Institute for Global Health and Development, BOYA Distinguished Professor, Peking University

LIU Junhong, Director of Globalization Center, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR)

SU Hao, Director of Center for Strategy and Peace Studies, China Foreign Affairs University

TANG Min, Vice-President of YouChange China Social Entrepreneur Foundation

TU Xinquan, Dean of China Institute for WTO Studies, University of International Business and Economics (UIBE)

XIE Tao, Dean of School of International Relations and Diplomacy, Beijing Foreign Studies University

XUE Lan, Dean of Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University

WANG Huiyao, President of Center for China and Globalization, Dean of Development Research Institute, Southwest University of Finance and Economics

WANG Hui, Director of Tsinghua Institute for Advanced Study in Humanities and Soical Sciences

WANG Ning, Zhiyuan Chair Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Foreign Member of the European Academy of Sciences

WANG Yiwei, Professor of School of International Relations, Renmin University of China

WANG Yong, Director of Center for International Political and Economic Studies, Peking University

WU Xinbo, Dean of Institue of International Studies, Director of Center for American Studies, Fudan University

WU Zhicheng, Vice President of the Institute of International Strategic Studies, Party School of the Central Committee of CPC (National Academy of Administration)

YANG Xuedong, Senior Professor of Political Science, Tsinghua University

ZHANG Shuhua, Director of Institute of Political Science, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)

ZHANG Xudong, Professor of Comparative Literature & East Asian Studies, NYU, Director of International Center for Critical Theory, Peking University

ZHANG Yunling, Member of Presidium of Academic Divisions of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)

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