2020 may be recorded as the year of the COVID-19 in human history because of its huge harm to the entire human society. Against the backdrop of such a contrarian trend, the world’s pattern is also quietly changing. At the end of 2020, the leaders of Europe and China announced together that the EU and China reach agreement in principle on investment. Joe Biden won the 46th President of the United States, after experiencing abundant twists and turns.
On China’s side, 2021 will be the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party. The significance of the centenary to Chinese culture is self-evident, and more importantly, in 1997, the Communist Party of China established the goal of “Two Centenaries”, which means The centenary of the founding of the Communist Party of China in 2021, at which point, a full Xiaokang (“moderately well-off”) society would have been achieved. In response to this goal, on February 25, 2021, Xi Jinping declared “complete victory” in eradicating absolute poverty in China. The results of the ‘Two sessions’ 2021 held in March will contain the important policy directions for China’s development in the next ten years.
In this complex context, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Shanghai office coorganizes with stars Shanghai Alumni Chapter for a comprehensive debate on Europe and China. The purpose of this event is to provide a two-way and public discussion space for KAS partners and stars Shanghai Alumni, including the following but not only these topics: World Economic Recovery or Recessions after COVID-19?, EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) and its Business Impacts, Europe-China Relations with the Context of Biden Administration, Dilemmas and Opportunities of Digitalization in China and Europe, China’s Economic Development and Impacts on Europe, Challenges and Opportunities of the ‘Super-Aged’ Society: China and Europe.
Programme on Friday, 9 April 2021
Session: ‘A Comprehensive Debate on Europe and China’
Speakers: Matthias SCHAEFER, Chief Representative, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Shanghai and Oscar WANG, Managing Director and Head of Shanghai Office, Teneo
Moderator: Chengzhan ZHUANG, Co-President, stars Shanghai Alumni Chapter
Location: Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai, SongShan (嵩山厅)
Lujiazui Ring Road 1288, Shanghai
- 11.10 – 11.40: Questions and Answers
- 11.40 – 12.30: Buffet Lunch, hosted by KAS Shanghai Partners, continuation of discussion, networking
- 12.30: Bus transfer for the visit of Honeymoon Desserts (满记甜品)
- 13.20 – 15.20: Company Visit
Talk with Mark PAN, CEO of Honeymoon Desserts on ‘The Development of China’s Food Consumption Market and the Development of China’s Food Supply Chain’
- 15.20 – 16.00: Bus transfer back to Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai
- 16.00: End of chapter meeting
Participants: around 50 european and Chinese participants
KAS Shanghai Partners
stars Shanghai & Jiangsu & Zhejiang Alumni