CCG, German and French embassies co-host a seminar, discussing AI governance from European and Chinese Perspectives

June 03 , 2024

On June 3, 2024, the Center for China and Globalization (CCG), in collaboration with the German and French Embassies in Beijing, hosted a seminar at its Beijing headquarters titled “European and Chinese Perspectives on AI Governance.”

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Mabel Lu Miao, Co-Founder and Secretary-General of CCG

Founder and President of CCG

The event featured keynote speeches by Patricia Flor, German Ambassador to China; Bertrand Lortholary, French Ambassador to China; and Gao Xiang, Director-General of the China Science and Technology Exchange Center, China’s Ministry of Science and Technology.

Gao Xiang, Director-General of the China Science and Technology Exchange Center, China’s Ministry of Science and Technology

Patricia Flor, German Ambassador to China

Bertrand Lortholary, French Ambassador to China

Following the keynote speeches, a panel discussion took place with the following participants:

Zhang Linghan, Professor at the Institute of Data Law, China University of Political Science and Law Member, High-Level Advisory Body on United Nations

Marc Lendermann, Head of Division for Bilateral Digital Policy, German Ministry of Digital and Transport

Gu Dengchen, Director, International Policy Research Center, AliResearch

Marjut Hannonen, the Head of the Trade Section and Minister-Counselor at the Delegation of the European Union to the United States.

The panel discussion was moderated by Mike Liu, Vice President and Senior Fellow at CCG, and followed by a Q&A.

A transcript of the event is available on

Guests attending the event included more than 20 ambassadors and deputy ambassadors to China, such as Mattias Lentz, Chargé d’Affaires of the EU Delegation; H.E. Dario Mihelin, Croatian Ambassador to China; H.E. Andreas Riecken, Austrian Ambassador to China; H.E. André Haspels, Netherlands Ambassador to China; H.E. John Busuttil, Maltese Ambassador to China; H.E. Anyin Choo, Guyana Ambassador to China; H.E. Luamanuvae Alber Mariner , Samoan Ambassador to China. Additionally, participants from over 30 countries, including Germany, France, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, India, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Poland, Estonia, Slovenia, Norway, Chile, Portugal, Turkey, Israel, Sri Lanka, Latvia, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Peru, South Africa, Vietnam, Egypt, and others, were also present.

CCG invited H.E. MA Jianchun, CCG Nonresident Senior Fellow and Former Chinese Ambassador to Gambia and Director-General of MOFCOM Department of Foreign Affairs; Rengang Huang, CCG Senior Fellow and Former Minister Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in Australia and Permanent Mission of China to WTO; LIU Hongchuan, CCG Council Member and Executive partner of AnJie Broad Law Firm; Representatives from over 100 organizations including leading technology companies, as well as institutions such as the China-EU Chamber of Commerce and the China-Germany Chamber of Commerce, attended the event.

Transcript of CCG seminar: European and Chinese Perspectives on AI Governance

Note: The above text is the output of transcribing from an audio recording. It is posted as a reference for the discussion.