2019 - Events
With the development of information technology and digital economy, the world economy experiences rapid growth. The Age of Google, built on big data and machine intelligence, is coming to an end. In Life after Google, what is the role of new economy during social development?
Meanwhile, the emerge of new technologies also come with unknown security and legal risks. How to cope with the opportunities and challenges?On January 11, 2019, China Development InstituteinvitedGeorge Gilder, economist and world-famous author to a seminar, themed ‘: Life after Google: meet the opportunities and challenges’, and to share insights on the trend of new economy in the life after Google.
Date: January 11, 2019
Venue: Room 101, CDI Mansion, Shenzhen
Theme: Life after Google:meetthe opportunities and challenges
After the first edition held in Venice, Italy and a second edition in Shenzhen, China, the Belt and Road Summit goes back to Europe, gathering the community of Eurasian business leaders inTrieste. The city and the port of Trieste represent a key logistics hub in the North Adriatic Sea connecting the East to the West, and a historical crossroad of culture between Southern Europe, the Germanic world, and the Balkans.
The summit is aunique platformto establish and build longstanding relations peer-to-peer withbusiness and institutionalcounterparts from themost relevant Eurasian Countriesactive along the Belt and Road Initiative.
After the first two editions focused respectively on understanding what the Belt and Road Initiative is and what actions should be initiated to unleash its potential, the third edition increasingly focuses on concretebusiness to business cooperation and industrial opportunitiesin the countries located along the maritime and land routes.
Date: November21, 2019
Venue: Maritime Station, Trieste, Italy
Host: CDI, The European House – Ambrosetti
Theme: Successful businesses in the way ahead
On October 15th, 2019, the China Development Institute,Scion and the New Zealand China Council jointly held the China-New Zealand Think Tanks Seminar in New Zealand. The participating experts and scholars from China and other countries discussed the new opportunities for cooperation between the two countries in such areas as economy and trade, sustainable development, and new technology under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
Date: October 15, 2019
Venue: Scion, Rotorua, New Zealand
Host: CDI, Scion and the New Zealand China Council
Theme: China-New Zealand Cooperation on Belt and Road Initiative: Innovation and Breakthroughs
On October 11, 2019, China Development Institute and the AmCham Hong Kong jointly held a seminar on "Greater Bay Area: New Opportunities for the Development of Shenzhen and Hong Kong ". Against the backdrop of the development of the Greater Bay Area, experts and scholars from China's mainland and Hong Kong discussed various topics including the impact of the construction of the Shenzhen demonstration pilot zone for socialism with Chinese characteristics on Hong Kong's economy, challenges faced by Hong Kong's economic and social development, and new opportunities for talent exchange and cooperation in the Greater Bay Area in the future.
Date: October 11, 2019
Venue: Room 101, CDI Mansion, Shenzhen
Theme: Greater Bay Area: New Opportunities for the Development of Shenzhen and Hong Kong
On July 26, the “15th Shanghai-Tianjin-Shenzhen Forum” was jointly held by China Development Institute (CDI), Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, and Binhai Research Institute in Tianjin. Representatives from the three cities had practical discussions on ways to promote coordinated regional development in China.
Date: July 26, 2019
Venue: CDI Mansion, Shenzhen, China
Host: CDI, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Binhai Research Institute in Tianjin
Theme: Higher Quality of Coordinated Regional Development
A deep understanding of current global problems and their development will help us effectively address global challenges. On August 8, 2019, China Development Institute held an international symposium, where Ruchir Sharma, Chief Global Strategist at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, shared insights on "4D" problems faced by the global economy amid sluggish growth as well as future strategies for China's economy, followed by in-depth discussions.
Venue: Room 101, CDI Mansion, Shenzhen
Theme: Global Economic Predicament and China's Development in the "4D" World
Experts from the German Development Institute (DIE), the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, the Cologne Institute for Economic Research (IW), the University of Würzburg (JMU), Economics Ministries of North Rhine-Westphalia and Hessen, CDI, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), and the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies, discussed developments in industry and foreign investment of interest from a Chinese and German/EU perspective and identified opportunities and challenges for increased cooperation in the areas of industrial policy and foreign investment between China and Germany/EU.
Date: June 3, 2019
Venue: DIE, Bonn, Germany.
Host: CDI, DIE
Theme: Strengthening Industrial Alignment and Deepening Investment Cooperation
According to the Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area released in February 2019, the GBA aims at a globally influential international innovation and technology hub, which requires improving the regional synergistic innovation system. Closer scientific and technological cooperation between Hong Kong and Shenzhen is a significant driving force for the coordinated innovation of the GBA. To fully leverage the cooperation opportunities of AI and biotech, Hong Kong and Shenzhen should improve their innovation cooperation mechanism, take advantage of R&D and industrial chain respectively, and match their innovation resources.
The forum gathered experts, entrepreneurs and government representatives to discuss how to facilitate Hong Kong and Shenzhen cooperation on AI and biotech in the context of the GBA and develop policy recommendations.
Date: April 4, 2019
Venue: Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong
Host: Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (PICO), CDI
Theme: Hong Kong-Shenzhen Cooperation on AI and Biotech in Context of Guangdong-Hong Kong Greater Bay Area
After 40 years of reform and opening-up, China stands at a new starting point. As the international situation is increasingly complex, China must deepen reform in key areas and advance all-round opening-up to promote high-quality growth and its international competitiveness. As think tanks are playing important roles in decision-making, they must enhance their research capability and innovate their institutional management.
As 2019 marks 30th anniversary for the establishment of CDI, CDI and Shenzhen Soft Science Development Foundation held the CDI Think Tanks Forum Annual Conference to discuss China’s reform and opening-up and Chinese think tanks development and the 7th China Soft Sciences Prize Award Ceremony to promote the development of China’s soft sciences.
Date: May 30, 2019
Venue: International Conference Room, CDI Mansion, Shenzhen
Host: CDI, Shenzhen Soft Science Development Foundation
Theme: China’s Reform and Opening-up and Chinese Think Tanks Development
In recent years, China-EU relations have been characterized by pragmatic stability, and both sides are considered each other's most important trading partners. In 2019, in the face of the complicated international situation such as the sprawl of trade protectionism and the Brexit, bilateral economic and trade exchanges will still remain the strategic foundation of China-EU relations.
Date: May 1, 2019
Venue: Honorable Artillery Company, London
Host: China Development Institute and Z/Yen Group
Theme: Belt, Road & Bridge: Creating New China-Europe Connections
To celebrate its 30th anniversary, CDI hosted a reception for its staff on February 14, 2019. In the celebration, the institute reviewed its development course in the past 30 years and reiterated its development goals for the future.
CDI is a market-oriented and non-governmental think tank which was founded in 1989 on approval from the Chinese State Council. It is committed to providing proactive, innovative and practical research and consultation for China’s central and local governments and businesses at home and abroad.