stars Webinar series – Staying in Dialogue with China 2023

With the decision to drop the strict Covid measures announced by China’s National Health Commission on 7th December 2022, and travel in and out of the country facilitated again, this year shall also bring to an end a 3-year spell for the Stein am Rhein Symposium (stars) without holding a China symposium. Until then, and in light of the current infection waves on the ground as well as the upcoming ‘Two Sessions’ in March, we decided to follow-up on last year’s successful execution of the “Staying in Dialogue with China” webinar series with a new edition for 2023.

This 2nd edition will bring you six webinars with China-based experts concentrated on the H1, between February and June 2023 – before we expect international travel into China to more significantly recover. In that, we are happy to cooperate with the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC), the Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (SCCC), the Danish-Chinese Business Forum (DCBF) and SwissCham China. The final partner arrangement will be updated for 2nd webinar.

Kindly note: All webinars of this series are held under Chatham House Rules and will not be recorded

You can find an overview of the webinars as follows:


China’s Concepts and Aspirations for a Multipolar World
JIA Qingguo, Member, Standing Committee of the 11th National Committee of the CPPCC (2008-2013); Member, Standing Committee of the Central Committee of China Democratic League; Former Dean, School of International Studies, Peking University, Beijing, China
9 June 2023, 9:00-9:45 CET

China-EU Relations – Beijing’s View on Challenges and Opportunities
FU Cong, Ambassador and Head of the Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the European Union, Brussels, Belgium
20 June 2023, 10:00-10:45 CET


Post-Covid China and Foreign Business – Quo Vadis?
Joerg WUTTKE, President, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC), Beijing
24 February 2023, 9:00-9:45 CET

China’s Economic Policy Blueprint after the NPC
BAI Chong-En, Mansfield Freeman Chair Professor; Dean, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
29 March 2023, 9:00-9:45 CET

Special Topic after 2023 NPC: Organizational Changes of China’s Financial Regulatory System to Manage Risks and Serve the Real Economy
XING Yujing, Senior Adviser, Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA); Former President, Shenzhen branch of PBoC, China
14 April 2023, 9:00-9:45 CET

Europe-China Relations in Fraught Times – Drivers and Outlook
Jorge TOLEDO ALBIÑANA, Ambassador of the Delegation of the European Union to the
People’s Republic of China, Beijing
17 May 2023, 9:00-9:45 CET


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