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CCG Weekly: Sino-US Trade,Think Tank Development, Talent Workshops and More

Thursday,Jul 12, 2018



■ Global trade experts from around the world gather in Shanghai

From July 2–4, Global Trade Development Week (GTDW) was held in Shanghai. CCG is GTDW’s Chinese partner and the event was attended by Ma Hongxia, secretary-general of CCG’s Shanghai branch, and Guan Xin, CCG vice-chairman and president of CCG Shanghai branch. Other participants included representatives from international organizations including the WTO, OECD, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), International Trade Center (ITC), International Air Transport Association (IATA), Asian Development Bank (ADB), and Asia-Pacific Model E-port Network (APMEN). Also present were officials from the US, Australia, Pakistan, Malaysia, Iran, Mexico, Latvia, UAE, Nigeria, and Uganda, including Shanghai counsel-generals, customs and commerce officials, and free-trade port policymakers. This was the first time the GTDW had been held in Shanghai.



■ CCG co-hosts international research workshop on global talent mobility

On July 3, CCG and Carleton University jointly hosted an international research workshop entitled “Canada, Asia and Europe in the Global Competition for Talent” on the Carleton campus in Ottawa. Opening remarks were given by Liu Yu, CCG Deputy Secretary-General; Dr. André Plourde, Carleton’s Dean of Public Affairs; and Dr. Martin Geiger, leader of Carleton’s ‘Mobility for Innovation’ program. Over 40 experts from various countries held in-depth discussions on issues relating to cultivating talent, global flows of talent, and competition to attract these skilled workers. [More...]


■ Ambassador discusses China-New Zealand cooperation with CCG

On July 4, New Zealand Ambassador to China Clare Fearnley came to CCG HQ in Beijing to discuss bilateral issues such as cooperation on the Belt and Road Initiative with CCG experts. Present on the CCG side were President Wang Huiyao; Tang Beijie, CCG deputy secretary-general; Sun Xiaojun, CCG Belt and Road Institute deputy director; Xu Haiyu, CCG media & PR director, and Nie Ligao, director of international cooperation.


■ UC Davis economist offers fresh perspective on structural roots of Sino-US trade frictions

On July 5, Wing Thye Woo, Professor of Economics at UC Davis, gave an engaging presentation at CCG headquarters in Beijing analyzing the roots and potential remedies for the current Sino-US trade frictions. Woo discussed the underlying structural factors that have contributed to the recent tensions from a US perspective and offered suggestions on how to resolve these issues. After the event, chaired by CCG President Wang Huiyao, Professor Woo was appointed to CCG’s academic council.


■ Officials and scholars discuss talent policy with CCG experts

On July 6, officials and scholars came to CCG headquarters to discuss policy issues related to talent development and attracting global talent. Guests present included Wang Jianzhong, deputy head of Beijing Party Committee Organization Department; Shen Yibo, head of the policy section in the State Immigration Administration; Li Yonghui, dean of the School of International Relations at Beijing Foreign Studies University;  Yan Han, deputy secretary-general of the World Tourism Cities Federation; as well as CCG management and researchers.



■ CCG president gives guest lecture on think tank development to legal and business talent

On 8 July, CCG President Wang Huiyao gave a guest lecture at Peking University’s PKU-KWM Global Legal and Business Executive Program on global think tank trends, growth in China’s think tank sector, and what kind of role top legal talent can play in the development of Chinese think tanks.




2018 China Returned Scholars Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum &

Beijing Forum of Western Returned Scholars Association


In Beijing on 19th August, CCG and the Western Returned Scholars Association (WRSA) will hold the 13th Chinese Returned Scholars Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum and the Beijing WRSA Forum.


The theme of the forum is “The 40-year historic journey of reform and opening-up and the mission of returnees in the new era.” The forum will assess the role of returnees in the last four decades of reform, and the contributions to national development and innovations this group of international talent can realize.


As a premier annual forum for returnees, this event will see business leaders from well-known domestic and foreign companies, leading entrepreneurs, experts, scholars, and other guests engage in in-depth discussions exploring the role of returnees in innovation and entrepreneurship.


Time: August 19, 2018 (Sunday)




Mr. Lu 010-65611038 ext 8037   event@ccg.org.cn

Mr. Liu 010-65611038 ext. 8050   liuyu@ccg.org.cn

Ms. Wu : 010-65611038 ext. 8077   wuxuebao@ccg.org.cn

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    Wang Huiyao, president of the Center for China and Globalization (CCG), a think tank in Beijing, said: “Like the US-made Boeing 77 and France’s Airbus, China’s high-speed railway could be an important project to help the country export its technology in the future.”

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    “Trump is trying to focus on bilateral trade agreements to solve problems in the US, but he forgot one thing: If you seriously violate WTO rules in bilateral negotiations, the other country, no matter how small, wouldn’t agree,” Long Yongtu, former vice minister of China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), said at roundtable hosted by the Beijing-based think tank Center for China & Globalization (CCG).