stars Webinar series – “Staying in Dialogue with China”
Looking at ASEAN as Part of China’s External Circulation
LI Xin, Managing Editor, Caixin Global; Vice President, Caixin Media; Managing Director, Caixin Global, Singapore
9 September 2022, 9.00-9.45 CET

In our sixth conversation of this series, stars Switzerland Alumni Chapter President and stars Foundation Board Member Markus HERRMANN, Managing Director at China Macro Group (CMG), will be talking to LI Xin, Managing Editor and Managing Director at Caixin Global and Vice President of Caixin Media, based in Caixin’s outpost in Singapore.

China’s new overarching economic policy framework since 2020, the “Dual Circulation” (双循环) strategy, is often looked at merely through the domestic prism. As part of the “new development pattern” emphasizing high-quality development, the interplay of domestic and international circulation (“国内国际双循环”) also points to the continued importance of integrating China’s economy internationally, and especially in the Asia Pacific region. A key player in the region, ASEAN has been growing closer to China economically over the past 30 years and has since 2020 been the biggest trading partner for Beijing. How are regional trade initiatives like the RCEP intensifying Beijing’s relations with ASEAN’s ten member countries? How does the US-China strategic competition influence these relations? How do Chinese policymakers and businesses view Singapore’s role in China’s regional diplomacy and business ambitions? And what are key trends of Chinese companies “going out”, particularly looking to the ASEAN region?

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

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About the speaker:
LI Xin is the Managing Editor of Caixin Global, Vice President of Caixin Media and Managing Director of Caixin Global, leading the company’s global news and intelligence services, as well as Caixin’s international branding and events. Li is also the Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Future Council on China and an Aspen China Fellow. Prior to Caixin, she was Managing Editor of the Chinese Wall Street Journal and Chinese Dow Jones newswire. In her first stint at Caixin, she was Managing Editor of China Economics and Finance, an English-language magazine, and Caixin Online. In 2006, Li Xin established the first bureau of Caijing Magazine in the United States and was a correspondent of politics and economics, before moving back to China in 2007 to head the magazine’s English website.
Li holds a Bachelor degree in English language from Tsinghua University, a master degree in journalism from University of Missouri-Columbia and an Executive MBA from Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business.