2020 - Events
On December 4th, the China Development Institute and the National School of Development at Peking University co-hosted a policy talk on China’s economic outlook amid the COVID-19 outbreak and the new international challenges. The event was also livestreamed on multiple media outlets.
CDI and NSD scholarsshared their insights on the economic challenges faced by China in a time of global uncertainty. These panellists suggested that China needs to continue its endeavours in scientific research, technological innovation, reform of state-owned enterprises and the finance industry.
Date: December 4, 2020
Host: CDI, NSD
Theme:China’s economic outlook amid the new international challenges
As two major economies in Asia and Europe, the cooperation between China and the UK in the field of scientific and technological innovation has maintained stable development. On October 21st, the China Development Institute and the Z/Yen jointly held a webinar. Think tank experts, government and business representatives from China and the UK have discussed strengthening exchanges and cooperation in economic, technological and other fields between the two countries in the current complex and volatile international situation.
Date:October 21, 2020
Host: CDI, Z/Yen
Theme: Technology cooperation between China and UK
As COVID-19 injects uncertainty into the world economy, how can the Pan-Beibu Gulf countries advance regional industry chain and further promote economic cooperation under the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) framework, while accelerating economic recovery? The Pan-Beibu Gulf Think Tank Summit 2020 aims to provide insights of the RCEP agreement and deliver practical recommendations for business and public policy leaders.
On Oct 15, 2020, the Pan-Beibu Gulf Think Tank Summit, themed “Regional Connectivity for Shared Prosperity”, was held in Nanning, China, with international speakers attending via online conferencing system. Although global economy was impacted by the pandemic, panellists agreed that China-RCEP trade and economic cooperation uptrend is expected to continue with the integration and maximization of different modes of transportation, while boosting economic recovery and employment. Bilateral trade and investment activity will be further supported by the RCEP free trade agreement, while assuring a stable and safe local and regional supply chain. In addition, emerging industries like digital economy, maritime economy and big data could become the new drive for regional economic cooperation.
Since 2006, PBG Economic Cooperation Forum has been successfully held for 11 editions with the support of international think tanks and research institutes. Over the years, the forum has contributed significantly to China-ASEAN relation. As the parallel conclave of the PBG Economic Cooperation Forum, this year’s PBG Think Tank Summit provided a platform for sharing ideas and views among state leaders, senior government officials, business leaders and renowned scholars from China and the ASEAN countries in its 6th edition.
The Global Financial Centres Index(GFCI) was first developed in 2005 and has been published every six months since 2007.Starting in 2016, Z/Yen and China Development Institute joined parentship and have been working closely in the production of GFCI.
On September 25, 2020, GFCI 28 was simultaneously launched in Seoul, South Korea and Shenzhen, China, with the latter being held at China Development Institute.In this edition, 111 financial centres were rated, with the top ten centres as followed, New York, London, Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Beijing, San Francisco, Shenzhen, Zurich. While financial centres across the globe have inevitably been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, the top ten centres appear to perform better than their peers.During the launch, panelists also commented on the challenges and opportunities faced by Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area financial centres, considering the mixed performance across the leading financial centres, as well as Asia/Pacific centres.
Date: September25, 2020
Theme: Global Financial Centres Index 28 Launch and Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area financial centres outlook
On August 26, 2020, Shenzhen marks 40 years since being designated as a “Special Economic Zone”. As the first of its kind on many levels, what will be next for Shenzhen? How can Shenzhen continue to be the showcase of the reform and opening up of China? On August 18, 2020, representatives of the public sector, private sector, and academia shared their thoughts on this matter during a seminar held by China Development Institute.
Date: August 18, 2020
Theme: Forty years and on: Shenzhen Special Economic Zone aiming for a higher goal
The global economy has been hit harder during the Covid-19 pandemic. As two of East Asia’s major players, China and Japan’s robust regional collaboration will help mitigate the negative effects of Covid-19, as well as to stabilize regional economy and facilitate future economic growth. In this regard, academics from China, Japan and the USA have joined together to debate the potential ways for strengthening Sino-Japan economic and trade cooperation in a time of global pandemic.
Date: June 28, 2020
Theme: Coping with Covid-19 – stepping up Sino-Japan economic and trade cooperation
On June 1, 2020, the Overall Plan for the Construction of Hainan Free Trade Port was released, making China’s Hainan Province the world’s largest free trade zone. To better understand its implications, CDI researchers gave an interpretation and analysis of the policies laid out in the plan.
Date: June 7, 2020
Theme: Innovation of Institutional Integration – Hainan Free Trade Port
China’s GDP shrank 6.8% in the first quarter of 2020 and projections for the year are of a significant slow-down from ‘normal’ growth of 6% or more. Covid-19 is hitting Western economies later, and seemingly harder. Western GDP is widely expected to decline. As China leads the way out of covid-19 lockdown and tries to grow again, what can locked-down westerners spend their time usefully thinking and learning about.
Date: May 7, 2020
Host: CDI and Z/YEN
Theme: The Economic Road to Post-Covid-19 Recovery Fast or Slow?
The global pandemic has abruptly halted almost all human activity and subsequently created serious challenges to the revival of economy. On April 29, CDI organized an online meeting where academics around the country debated possible solutions to this puzzle.
Date: April 29, 2020
Theme: Chinese Economy on COVID-19 impact: Challenges and Solutions
Prof. Fan Gang, President of CDI, held a discussion with Michele Geraci, former Under-Secretary of State for the Italian Ministry of Economic Development on “the post Covid-19 World will be more or less globalized”. The two economists shared their analyses about the post Coronavirus outbreak with particular attention towards the forces that will push the World into a new economic equilibrium. They provided insights and arguments from the European and Chinese points of view on the geo-economic balance that is likely to arise after the crisis.
Date: April 23, 2020
Host: CDI and The European House – Ambrosetti
Theme: The post Covid-19 World will be more or less globalized?