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China and Europe: Luncheon Panel Discussion

Friends of Europe/Creative Commons

The Asia Society Hong Kong presents a Luncheon Panel Discussion

Registration at 12:15 pm
Luncheon at 12:30 pm
Close at 2:15 pm

The EU is China’s top trading partner. During this luncheon discussion, panelists will explore the evolving relationship between China and Europe; the latest trends in trade and investment; the scope for cooperation particularly on global issues such as climate change and food security; roadblocks to collaboration; and China’s geopolitical role and foreign policy positions in the context of Europe’s economic crisis and the Ukraine troubles.

Dai Bingran is Jean Monnet Chair Professor and Director at Fudan University’s Centre for European Studies. His major research contribution was the Chinese translation of the EU Treaties published in 1993. He has served as Vice Chairman of the Chinese Society for EU Studies and President of the Shanghai Institute for European Studies. Prof Dai is a graduate of the PLA Foreign Languages Institute.

Alicia García-Herrero is Chief Economist for Emerging Markets at BBVA, where she analyzes economic developments in the emerging world. She is a member of the advisory board of the Hong Kong Institute of Monetary Research and special advisor to the European Commission on China issues. Ms Garcia-Herrero holds a PhD in Economics from George Washington University.

Jörg Lau is Foreign Editor of the German weekly, Die Zeit. Prior to this, he was Berlin correspondent for the paper focusing on immigration, integration and Muslims in Europe. Mr Lau was a Bucerius fellow at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University and studied German literature and philosophy at Ruhr-University Bochum.

Zhang Junhua is Professor of Political Science at Shanghai Jiaotong University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He is also Executive Director of the Centre for Contemporary Sino-Israel Studies and a Senior Associate at the European Institute for Asian Studies in Brussels. Dr Zhang received his PhD in philosophy at the J.W.Goethe-University.

Tim Summers is Senior Consulting Fellow with the Asia Programme at Chatham House and teaches at the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Centre for China Studies. He also consults commercially on China. Mr Summers was previously a British diplomat, and was Consul-General in Chongqing. He holds a PhD in Chinese studies from CUHK, and an MA from Queens’ College, Cambridge. (Moderator)

Co-presented with:
DW Akademie, Journalism and Media Studies Centre, The University of Hong Kong, & Stiftung Mercator