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CCG Weekly Acitivies | CCG expert: People-to-people exchange key to Asia-Europe ties

Monday,Jul 16, 2018


CCG expert: People-to-people exchange key to Asia-Europe ties

On July 10, the EU Commission held an experts’ meeting in Brussels to help plan for an ASEM connectivity system to be unveiled at this October’s Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Leader’s Summit. Participants included nine representatives from eight different countries, as well as over ten experts from the EU Commission. CCG Deputy Director and Secretary General Miao Lu was invited as the sole international expert on people-to-people exchange and global demographics, and also the sole Chinese representative. Dr. Miao engaged in discussion on ASEM connectivity and creating visible standards for globalization.

This was the second time Dr. Miao had been invited to participate in this series of expert workshops after the initial session in Italy in May. At the first workshop, Dr. Miao presented some of CCG’s key findings and recommendations in the field of people-to-people exchange, many of which were taken as policy reference by EU experts. At this workshop, Dr. Miao shared insights on how to leverage systems of indicators in strengthening global governance and sustainability.

Amidst the current wave of anti-globalization, CCG’s renowned research expertise in the fields of globalization and people-to-people exchange can make a valuable contribution to promoting Asia-Europe relations and global development. Active participation in programs such as the ASEM connectivity project helps CCG to enhance this contribution.

CCG invited to speak at the State Information Center

CCG President Wang Huiyao was invited to give a speech at the State Information Center (SIC), engaging in dialogue with dozens of (SIC) experts on key issues such as the Sino-US trade war, globalization, and global governance.

Finnish Ambassador visits CCG Beijing Headquarters

On July 10, Ambassador of Finland to China Jarno Syrj?l? visited CCG HQ in Beijing, where he engaged in discussion with CCG representatives including CCG President Wang Huiyao and was briefed on CCG’s analysis and recommendations on topics such as globalization, Sino-US relations, and Sino-EU relations.

CCG President shares talent insights with Indonesian officials

On July 11, CCG President Wang Huiyao was invited to Tsinghua University’s School of Public Policy and Management to give a guest lecture as part of a training session put on for a delegation of senior officials from Indonesia’s Ministry of Industry, focusing on “System Transformation under the Fourth Industrial Revolution.” Wang shared his insights on China’s new policies for global talent and talent development over the past few years.

On the same day, CCG hosted a lecture titled “Fotile Culture: The Way of Confucian Thought and Modern Management” given by Mao Zhongqun, CCG non-resident CCG vice chair and CEO of Fotile Group, China’s leading maker of high-end embedded kitchen appliances. Chaired by CCG President Wang Huiyao with participants from CCG, business, and academia, the session explored how to apply Chinese traditional culture and Confucian thought into corporate values.

CCG joins Think Tank Alliance on US Issues

On July 14, the Ministry of Finance’s International Economics and Finance Institution hosted a seminar on the impacts and trends of the Sino-US trade war, as well of the founding ceremony of the Think Tank Alliance on US Issues, of which CCG is one of the first members. CCG President Wang Huiyao made a speech at the event, sharing CCG’s experiences in Sino-US Track II diplomacy and sharing recommendations for future activities in this field.

CCG President outlines study abroad trends for university leaders

On July 15, Beijing’s China National Exhibition Center hosted the inaugural Sino-US Higher Education Summit for University Leaders, attended by dozens of heads of Chinese and US higher education institutions and related experts. CCG President gave a presentation analyzing trends in Chinese study abroad and shared suggestions for future Sino-US cooperation in higher education.