On February 24th, the Dialogue of Civilizations will be joined by Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Professor of Economics at Kozminski University and former Deputy Prime Minister of Poland and Minister of Finance, as he delivers an insightful lecture on China and the future of globalisation. We will also be joined by Prof. Ole Döring, Professor at Karlsruhe Institute for Technology, Institute for Future Technologies and Co-Founder of the Institute for Global Health Berlin as he sheds light on the impact that global health, in the context of the current coronavirus outbreak, has on China’s role and meaning as a power of globalisation.
This event, part of DOC’s Meet in Mitte series, will provide an excellent opportunity to learn more about China’s unique political economy from a leading expert, as well as discover what lessons the West can learn from China’s approach.
In just one generation, China has moved from a poor rural economy to a rapidly growing urbanised industrial and service economy. It is also more modern and competitive in the high-tech sphere with the likelihood to join the group of developed countries around 2024. No country has achieved such success in the past and no one will repeat it in the future. This happened as a result of a unique system that effectively combines the power of the state and the invisible hand of the market. This synergy is neither socialism nor capitalism, but a separate political and economic system specific to China, referred to as ‘chinism’ by Professor Kolodko.
Like no other country, China has used globalisation for its development, skillfully engaging in world trade, capital flows, and technology transfer. It is no wonder, that it is constantly moving up the global supply chain, remaining a ‘spokesman’ for globalisation and rightly treating this process as irreversible, provided that it takes on a more inclusive nature. Is chinism a sustainable political and economic model and one that other emerging countries can use as a blueprint?
Following Prof. Kolodo, Prof. Döring will then discuss how health policy and global health at large impact China’s power as a globaliser. This is incredibly pertinent in the context of the current coronavirus outbreak.
Following both speakers there will be an opportunity for interactive questions and discussion with the audience.
Spaces are limited. It is necessary to register in advance to attend the event.