2018 News

Latest news from CDI

November 25, 2018

CDI Experts Give SEZ Training to Cuban Officials

From November 19 to 25, Dr. Qu Jian, Vice President of CDI, and Dr. Liu Rongxin, General Director of the Department of Regional Development Planning at CDI, gave training to officials at Mariel Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Cuba. The training program included SEZ-related development course, laws and regulations, regional planning, investment and financing, and operation management. Mariel SEZ,…

November 23, 2018

CDI and CII to Promote China-India Healthcare Cooperation

In New Dehli, CDI and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) co-organized a roundtable discussion on strengthening China-India cooperation in the healthcare sector on November 19. The participants ranging from policy makers, entrepreneurs to experts from China and India agreed that there is great potential for bilateral trade and investment in the healthcare sector and discussed how to…

November 09, 2018

China-Pacific Islands Maritime Economic Cooperation

On November 9, Ms. Emma Mcwhinnie Hodder, Deputy Consul-General of Consulate General of New Zealand in Guangzhou visited CDI. Dr. Hu Zhenyu, Director of Department of Sustainable Development and Blue Economy, greeted the delegation.The dialogue focused on CDI’s research on pacific island economic, as well as challenges and opportunities in terms of maritime economic cooperation.

November 05, 2018

DPRK Economic and Technological Cooperation Association Visits CDI

On November 5, a delegation of DPRK Economic and Technological Cooperation Association visited CDI and discussed the development of Shenzhen Special Economic Zone and the SEZ planning with CDI experts. In the meeting, the delegation noted that the SEZ mode is a good choice as the investment environment of DPRK has been improved.

November 01, 2018

New Economy: Stronger Driver for Shenzhen's Economy Development

On November 1, European and American Investment Finance Group visited our institute. Mr. Zhou Shunbo, executive director of New Economy Institute had a roundtable discussion with the group on the issues of the status quo and prospects of Shenzhen's new economy industry development. During the discussion, Zhou Shunbo gave a detailed introduction to the role of the new economy industry in promoting…

October 15, 2018

CDI Delegates attended New Silk Roads World Forum 2018 in Australia

From October 15-16, 2018, the New Silk Roads World Forum with the theme of “Forging A New Era of Connectivity” was held at Monash University in Australia, where CDI experts discussed the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)with experts from different countries.

Experts present shared the view that the BRI has played a positive role in improving the infrastructure connectivity and promoting the economic…

October 10, 2018

Bridging Information Gap: First Step to Boost China-India Collaboration in Pharmaceutical Sector

On October 10, CDI delegation visited Shanghai Representative Office of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and discussed way forward for China-India collaboration in key areas such as pharmaceuticals and health care sector with Mr. Madhav Sharma, Head, Greater China & Chief Representative, CII.

Mr. Madhav Sharma pointed out that Indian pharmaceutical companies have access to Chinese market;…

September 28, 2018

Renewable Energy: Way out of Energy Crisis for FSM

On September 28, Governor Marcelo Peterson of Pohnpei State met with Prof. Fan Gang, President of CDI, and they had discussion on economic and social developments of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).

Governor Marcelo Peterson briefed strategic plans for the FSM aquaculture, agriculture and tourism sectors. Aquaculture and agriculture have been highlighted by the FSM government as…

September 26, 2018

Private Sector: Driving Force for China-FSM Economic Cooperation

On September 26, Chinese Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) met with Prof. Fan Gang, President of CDI, and they had a discussion on the China-FSM economic cooperation.

Ambassador Huang Zheng briefed on economic and social developments in the FSM and pointed out that there is a great opportunity for the China-FSM cooperation in the fields of agriculture and tourism as the two…

September 23, 2018

CDI Exchanges Ideas on BRI and Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area with Dutch and Danish…

In Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Hague, and Copenhagen from September 16 to 23, CDI had meetings with experts from The Clingendael Institute, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, International New Town Institute, Euronext, and Danish Institute for International Studies on which both sides discussed the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area, Chinese financial…

August 03, 2018

Construction of Industrial Parks Drives Cote d 'Ivoire's Economic Growth

August 3, 2018, accompanied by Chinese ambassador to Cote d 'Ivoire, Tang Weibin, CDI delegation met with Prime Minister of Cote d 'Ivoire, Amadou Gon Coulibary, in Abidjan, to exchange views on the planning and construction of industrial parks in Cote d 'Ivoire.

CDI delegates introduced their feasibility research on industrial parks in Cote d 'Ivoire, and shared insights in terms of preferential…

July 19, 2018

Promotion and Policy Support to New Energy Vehicle in Shenzhen

Thanks to the successful experience of introducing new energy vehicles to public transport, the Gyeonygi Research Institute delegate paid CDI a visit and had discussion on the development of new energy application in China. CDI delegate believed, to forge the sustainable development of electrifying transportation, government ought to improve relevant technic to upgrade the quality of vehicles…

July 10, 2018

Financial Cooperation under Belt and Road Initiative

On July 10, 2018, CDI and PanamAsia, an international financial service company jointly hosted a routable themed on the financial cooperation under Belt and Road Initiative. In terms of lowering the financial risks of the Belt and Road Initiative project, both parties believed that the project should attract more public and non-governmental capital. What is more, the representatives of PanamAsia…

May 07, 2018

Prospect and Opportunities under Sino-US Trade Friction

One May 7, 2018, CDI and AmCham jointly organized a timely event titled “Dagger Drawn: What does U.S.-China Trade Standoff Mean for You?” in Hong Kong. The panel discussion focused on the current U.S.- China trade tension and the impact on business in the region. During the discussion, the panelists talked about the prospects of the trade war and the possibility to avoid it. CDI expert and fellow…

April 13, 2018

Synergy between BRI and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: UNESCAP and CDI

Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission (ESCAP), and Dr. Mia Mikic, Director of the Trade, Investment, and Innovation Division of ESCAP, visited CDI and had discussions on joint research on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) with CDI experts. Dr. Akhtar said that BRI, which will enhance…

April 09, 2018

Fan Gang Talks about Sino-US Trade Tension, Opening Up and Chinese Macro Economy

Any country needs to react on the trade friction or trade war. In the regard of trade deficit, President Trump is not focusing on trade related issues. He is targeting intellectual property rights, China’s high-tech industry, “Made in China 2025” development strategy which are really about growth, development and emergence of China.

In the long-term, Sino-US trade tension definitely will cause…

April 08, 2018

Interview with CGTN: Prof. Fan Gang Talks about Asian Integration and Competitiveness, Trade and…

Integration of Asian economy has been a phenomenon for a long time. It is not organized, but rather created by market forces and integrated into supply chain. There is division of labor. Everybody has its position, special competitiveness and comparative advantage in the supply chain. Because it is market driven, competitiveness is real.

The natural formation of this chain of values can be…

April 02, 2018

New Economy Mode Drives Shenzhen's Dynamic Growth

On April 2, the president of Anari, Mr. William Anawaty visited CDI to learn the development path and experience of Shenzhen's innovation. Both parties reached consensus that the new economy mode serves as a stronger driver for Shenzhen's dynamic growth since 1978. And the reform of innovative mechanism will continue to advance Shenzhen's future development.

March 23, 2018

Consultation on Mutual Benefits Strengthens Eurasia Cooperation Ties

On March 23, CDI and the Italian Institute for International Politics jointly held the roundtable discussion in Milan, Italy, to explore the new cooperation mode between Asia and Europe. Participants from different countries reached a consensus that the “Belt and Road” Initiative shall be served as coordination bond of the Eurasia multilateral cooperation mechanism. China and the EU can also join…

March 14, 2018

Exchanges between Two Bay Areas Boost Innovation Cooperation

CDI held an innovation roundtable with Mr. Del Christensen, Chief of Business Development of Bay Area Council, to discuss cooperation between the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and San Francisco Bay Area on March 14. The two organizations exchanged views on technology innovation, emerging industries, talents in the two Bay Areas and explored opportunities to do joint research and…

March 12, 2018

Success Story of SEZs in China Helps Industrial Park in Coate d’Ivoire

On March 12, CDI held China-Africa Special Economic Zones Seminar in Coate d’Ivoire with representatives from Ministry of Industry and Mines of Coate d’Ivoire, African Export-Import Bank, Agency of Management and Development of Industrial Infrastructure (AGEDI) and Funds of Development of Industrial Infrastructure (FODI), Made in Africa Initiative, and Chinese enterprises in Coate d’Ivoire…

January 12, 2018

CDI Experts Share the Experience of and Challenges for China’s Urbanization with CPR Expert

On January 12, Dr. Partha Mukhopadhyay from Centre for Policy Research visited CDI to learn the experience of and challenges for China’s urbanization and share the experience of Indian pharmaceutical industry. Senior Research Fellow Dr. Ruan Meng and Ms. Feng Yueqiu, Director of International Cooperation from CDI introduced industrial transformation and urban development of Shenzhen and the…