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The Rise of China and its Impact on the Global Economy: Leaping Dragon or Paper Tiger?
WANG Yong, Professor, School of International Studies, Director, Center for International Political Economy, Peking University, Beijing, China
17 September 2019, 17.30-20.00
WIDDER HOTEL, Rennweg 4, Zürich
Whatever view one holds for China, its rise has irrevocably changed the economic, geopolitical and strategic landscape of the world. As the world’s largest economy in terms of purchasing power parity, as well as its largest trader and manufacturer, China has a lot of economic muscle which it is seeking to flex increasingly assertively abroad. However, China’s capacity to wield clout at the global level is often overestimated. China is pursuing costly international initiatives at a time when its domestic economy looks increasingly fragile. It is beset by slowing growth combined with rapidly rising debt levels and an ageing population.
As professor at the School of International Studies at Peking University, China’s top academic institution, and as senior adviser to the Chinese government and to international organizations, Wang Yong is uniquely placed to shed light on the trajectory of China’s economic rise, China’s political economy today and how it may shape the world in the years to come.
- Date: Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 17.30-20.00
17.30: Welcome Drinks
18.00: Welcome Address: Toni SCHOENENBERGER, Executive Chairman of stars
WANG Yong: “The Rise of China and its Impact on the Global Economy: Leaping Dragon or Paper Tiger?”
18.45: Dinner, continuation of discussion
20.00: Closing words by Andreas Mattig, Mattig Management AG, Zürich
WIDDER HOTEL, Rennweg 4, Zürich
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WANG Yong, Professor, School of International Studies, Director, Center for International Political Economy, Peking University, Beijing
WANG Yong is Professor at the School of International Studies and Director of the Center for International Political Economy at Peking University. He is also Professor at the Party School of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, President-Appointed Professor for the HKSAR Senior Civil Servants Training Program on Chinese Affairs at Peking University, and Distinguished Fellow of the Munk School of Global Affairs at University of Toronto. Wang has been a consultant of the Asia Development Bank (ADB), Visiting Chevelier Chair Professor at the Institute of Asian Research (IAR) at the University of British Columbia, Member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Agenda Council on Global Trade and FDI, Member of Evian Group@IMD’s Brains Trust, and Member of Think20 (a Network of G20 Thinktanks).
WANG has published numerous books, book chapters and papers on the topics of Chinese political economy, foreign policy, China-US relations, regional cooperation, international political economy, the World Trade Organization (WTO) and global governance. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Global Asia, the Journal of Global Governance, the Journal of Contemporary Politics and the Journal of Human Security. His book “The Political Economy of China-US Trade Relations” was awarded the first prize for Excellent Social Sciences Works by the Beijing Confederation of Social Scientists in 2008. His recent authored books include “The European Union’s Engagement with Transnational Policy Networks” (2016) and “International Political Economy in China: A Global Conversation” (2015). Wang’s opinions and comments have appeared in media such as CNN, BBC, New York Times, Financial Times, Globe and Mail, NHK, SkyNews, China Central Television (CCTV) and many more.
WANG received his B.A. (1987, Law and International Politics), M.A. (1990, Law and IP), and PhD (1996, Law) from Peking University.