On Thursday 23 April from 10.00 -12.00 CET, the CEO of the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute, Jean-Christophe Bas, is going to speak as part of ‘The year of Europe on hold amid a pandemic: Perspectives on European integration and China-Europe cooperation’, a Center for China and Globalization (CCG) webinar.
The event will be broadcast live via Facebook and Twitter (for international viewers):
The event will be broadcast live via Baidu (for viewers in China):
The webinar will be chaired by Wang Huiyao, the president of the Center for China and Globalization
Besides Jean-Christophe Bas, other participating speakers include:
CUI Hongjian, Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Department for European Studies, China Institute of International Studies; Nonresident Senior Fellow; CCG
Sara Marchetta, States Representative, European Chamber of Commerce in China
Paolo Magri, Executive Vice President and Director, Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI)
Alistair Michie, Secretary-General, British East Asia Council (BEAC); Executive Chairman, UK-China Business Leaders Confederation (UKCBLC)
MIN Hao, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Nanjing Easthouse Electric Ltd; CCG Senior Council Member
Francoise Nicolas, Senior Research Fellow and Director of Center for Asian Studies, French Institute of International Relations (ifri)
Justin Vaisse, Director-General, Paris Peace Forum
ZHA Daojiong, Professor of International Political Economy, Peking University; CCG Expert Advisor
Discussion points of the webinar include:
- How are European countries’ coronavirus containment measures being assessed from national and regional perspectives? What are the challenges of removing travel restrictions and social distancing rules to restore economic activity?
- What role is the EU expected to play in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis across Europe? Are there any plans for a unified European response proposed? What does it take for Brussels to lead in terms of health emergency management and fiscal measures preparing the ground for economic recovery during and after the pandemic?
- The pandemic is plunging the world economy into a recession. Which national and supranational proposals can best drive concerted efforts across governments to avert a regional debt crisis?
- What is the current status of a China-EU bilateral investment treaty? What are the prospects of its conclusion amid a pandemic that is causing logistical and political complications for negotiation?
- The coronavirus crisis has spurred calls for localising supply chains. How are business communities in China and Europe coping with the disruption in global trade caused by the pandemic?
- Europe is traditionally a staunch supporter for global governance architecture. How can Europe and China work together to address the acute need to help some of the world’s least developed countries and regions fight against coronavirus?