2022 - Events
As 2022 unfolds, the global economy is faced with tremendous complications. On one hand, Covid-19 pandemic took an unexpected turn with the Omicron variant, disrupting local economy and global supply chain. On the other hand, the resulting economic and financial sanctions of the Russian-Ukraine conflict has further strained the global supply chain and amplified international financial risks. How should economies prepare themselves in terms of global financial risk management, while trying to maintain economic growth and recovery?
On March 24, 2022, China Development Institute held a webinar on the international financial development prospects, where experts provided insights on global economic landscape and opinions on counter measurements.
During this webinar, the 31st Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI 31) was jointly published by Z/Yen and CDI. GFCI 31 provides evaluations of future competitiveness and rankings for 119 financial centres around the world. The GFCI serves as a valuable reference for policy and investment decision-makers.
Date: March 24, 2022
Theme: Prospect on international financial development
China Development Institute (CDI) and the New Zealand China Council (NZCC) recently held a joint virtual dialogue on climate change and sustainable development.
The dialogue included two sessions “Net-zero emissions strategies” and “Green transportation”. Experts from China and New Zealand shared climate change policies from their respective countries, practical experiences in electrifying public transportation, challenges and future outlooks for sustainable development.
The organisations that these experts represent include: the Chinese Academy of Environmental Planning, the New Zealand Ministry of Transport, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the Auckland City Council, the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, the New Zealand Climate Change Commission, the China Academy of Urban Planning and Design, the University of Auckland, the Shenzhen Bus Group, the Auckland University of Technology (AUT), and the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Finance.
09:30-12:00 (China Time）
Wednesday, 23 February 2022
2022 marks the beginning of the world’s largest free trade agreement, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
Against the backdrop of the ongoing global pandemic and a struggling global economy, the RCEP is expected to boost regional economic recovery and create economic momentum for years to come.
This edition of CDI webinar aims to provide a platform for open and inclusive dialogue between scholars from RCEP member countries,
with the shared information and insights helping attendees to better understand and benefit from the RCEP.
- Among the wide range of topics covered by the RCEP agreement, which specific areas are suitable for the early harvests of win-win cooperation under the RCEP?
- How should RCEP member countries collaboratively build a resilient and safe regional supply chain and value chain, which facilitates the regional economic stability?
- How can local businesses adapt and benefit from the RCEP, especially the MSMEs that have been hit the hardest by the changing global economic landscape?
This webinar is made possible with the invaluable support from fellow think tanks. As we strengthen bonds with old friends, we look forward to building new friendships in 2022.
In order of appearance:
- Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation
- Institute of Developing Economies Japan External Trade Organization
- The Australian National University
- University of Auckland, New Zealand
- Korea Institute for International Economic Policy
- KSI Strategic Institute for Asia Pacific, Malaysia
- Thailand Development Research Institute
- Singapore Institute of International Affairs
- University of the Philippines Diliman
- Royal Academy of Cambodia
- Universiti Brunei Darussalam
- Central Institute for Economic Management, Vietnam
- Center for Strategic and International Studies, Indonesia
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