2021 - Events
As one of the most consequential bilateral relationships in the world, the stability of China-US relations will have a far-reaching impact on the recovery of global economy. In the recent Xi-Biden virtual meeting, both sides have exchanged views on the issues of common concern.
In recent years, though the global economy remaining sluggish, China's GBA and San Francisco Bay Area are still considered the leading dynamic regions in terms of industrial development and innovation. Based on this, China Development Institute is about to host an online expert dialogue on December 10, 2021（Beijing Time）to explore the synergies of the two Bay Areas in innovative development, industrial investment and other fields from regional perspective.
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement will take effect starting from Jan 1, 2022. What are the opportunities and challenges faced by China and Japan bilateral trade and economic exchange? What are the implications for Sino-Japan industrial cooperation?
On November 4th, 2021, China Development Institute and Pangoal Institution co-organized webinar on Sino-Japan industrial development and bilateral cooperation under RCEP.
China and Japan have large room for cooperation in emerging industries and the two sides should seek complementary development, scholars said on Thursday.
They made the remarks at an online seminar on China-Japan industrial cooperation and development, co-organized by the Shenzhen-based think tank China Development Institute and Beijing-based think tank Pangoal Institution.
"For China and Japan, the space for cooperation in traditional industries is not that large. But in emerging industries, it is huge," said He Jun, director of the enterprise innovation research office of the Institute of Industrial Economies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
"This is because each of the two countries has developed unique advantages in emerging industries. Therefore, they can leverage each other's strengths to jointly promote the development of those industries."
He took the industrial internet as an example. "While Japan excels in software and operational technology, China is developed in communication technology. If the two could work together to form a sound cooperative mechanism, it will be a win-win situation for both sides."
He's view was echoed by Cao Zhongxiong, director of the New Economy Research Centre at CDI, who believes China and Japan could explore more cooperation in blue ocean markets in the digital field by integrating China's digital technologies with Japan's manufacturing.
Japan can also provide talent support for the development of the Chinese digital economy, he added.
Cao also noted that China's globalization drive, transformation of industrial structure and consumption upgrade will create large opportunities for Japan and called on Japan to grasp the opportunities.
-China-Japan industrial cooperation still has big room to grow, China Daily, Nov 5, 2021
With the consensus of limiting global warming, China, the world’s largest developing nation and greenhouse gas emitter, has announced the goal to reach CO2 emission peak before 2030 and carbon neutrality before 2060. It goes without saying that enormous challenges lie ahead. Meanwhile, many developed nations have already reached peak emission before the turn of the century and have since accumulated abundant and mature case experiences.
What and how can China learn from EU countries’ progression towards carbon neutrality so as to better align with the international standards? How can the two sides collaborate and complement each other in the process of energy transition and carbon emission reduction?
Bearing in mind the mutual vision for a common future and shared prosperity, China Development Institute will bring together public representatives, academics, and professionals in hope to provide insights on the next steps for approaching carbon neutrality and green economy.
Date: Sept 17, 2021
Venue: Jianguo Garden Hotel, Beijing, China
Theme: Carbon Neutrality and Green Economy
As international trade and production undergo disruption caused by the global pandemic, international industrial chain is bound for comprehensive restructuring. During which, China’s economic development will be faced with a serious of risks and challenges. With this in mind, CDI’s 2021 China Think Tank Forum aims to debate how China’s industry chain should adjust and adapt to the rapidly changing external economic environment while creating a fair and innovation-friendly internal business environment.
Date: July 23, 2021
Venue: China Hall of Science and Technology, Beijing
Host: CDI, Shenzhen Soft Science Development Foundation
Theme: “Dual Circulation” Economic Model and National Supply Chain Security
China Development Institute, China Center for International Economic Exchanges and Our Hong Kong Foundation jointly conducted research on the strategy for collaboration between Hong Kong and Shenzhen in biotechnology development by leveraging the synergistic effects of the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Cooperation Zone for Technology and Innovation at the Lok Ma Chau Loop.
To foster the growth of a world-class biotech cluster, the three think tanks in their report, entitled Strategic Collaborations between Hong Kong and Shenzhen in Biotechnology—Capitalising Opportunities in the Loop for Policy Innovations, puts forward seven recommendations, including bringing in leading biotechnology corporations, establishing a mega research institute, developing comprehensive supporting facilities for the entire supply chain, and providing a one-stop service platform to advance biotechnology development in Lok Ma Chau Loop.
On July 26, 2021, the three think tanks bring together government officials, academics and industry leaders in the discussion of the outlook of Hong Kong-Shenzhen biotechnology collaboration, and jointly release the research report.
Date: July 26, 2021
Venue: Shenzhen, Beijing and Hong Kong
Host: CDI, China Center for International Economic Exchanges and Our Hong Kong Foundation
Theme: Strategic Collaborations between Hong Kong and Shenzhen in Biotechnology—Capitalising Opportunities in the Loop for Policy Innovations
On July 29th, China Development Institute, in partnership with the Z/Yen Group, is holding a special webclave to bring together representatives of financial centres across the world to discuss areas of common interest and in particular the contribution made by financial centres to the Sustainable Development Goals in advance of COP 26.
In the lead up to COP 26, the meeting is an opportunity for financial centres to share information on: What are the challenges that financial centres are working on in relation to the UN SDGs? What do financial centres see as the biggest strategic challenges ahead? How will financial centres measure success going forward?
Date: Thursday, 29 July 2021
Time: 15:30-17:30 (GMT+8)
The year 2021 not only marks the 30th anniversary of China-ASEAN dialogue and relations, but also witnesses the steady progress of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). Once implemented, the RCEP is expected to significantly eliminate tariffs between its signatory nations, and further promote regional value chains, trade, and intellectual property. The RCEP will help form a more secure and diversified supply chain, while facilitating closer regional economic and social connections.
On June 17th, China Development Institute and KSI Strategic Institute for Asia Pacific jointly held a webinar, bring together public representatives, academics, and professionals in the hope of providing insights into the next steps for regional economic cooperation and the RCEP’s complementary role to the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
Date: Thursday, 17 June 2021
Time: 14:30 (GMT+8)
China Development Institute (CDI) and Z/Yen are hosting an online expert seminar to take place on 20 May 2021, with a focus on UK-China-Europe Relationships and Co-operation After Brexit.
The objectives of the event:
The future of cooperation in capital markets between China-UK-EU
The trends of regional financial development in Europe
Opportunities and issues that arise for the future.
Date: Thursday, 20 May 2021
Time: 16:00 China, 09:00 London
With global economies struggling to revive, the global financial market is faced with both challenges and opportunities. The seminar brought together industry experts to comment on the outlook of global economy and the reshaping of international and domestic financial market.
After the seminar, the GFCI 29 launch was held in partnership between Z/Yen Group and the China Development Institute through a webinar, with the support of the Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council. The Global Financial Centres Index has been tracking the development of the world’s financial centres since 2007 and is the authoritative guide to financial centre success. The webinar presented GFCI 29 results and how financial centres are progressing, and talked about Hong Kong’s latest development and the development of Chinese financial centres more widely.
Date: March 17, 2021
Host: CDI, Z/Yen Group, Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council
Theme: Seminar on global economic outlook and launch of Global Financial Centres Index 29