International Conference

 

CHINA AND THE GLOBAL CRISIS, TWO YEARS ON:

 

A COMPARISON WITH THE EUROPEAN UNION

 

 

Organisers:

 

- Jean-Pierre Cabestan, Professor & Head, Department of Government and International Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University and

- Jean-François Di Meglio, President, Asia Centre, Paris, France

- Jean-François Huchet, Director, French Centre for Research on Contemporary China, Hong Kong

- Xavier Richet, Jean Monnet Chair, Visiting Scholar, Department of Government and International Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University & Professor, University Sorbonne Nouvelle, ICEE,  Paris, France

 

 

Date: 3 - 4 June 2010

 

Venue:   Dr. Wu Yee Sun Lecture Theatre (NAB 109)

Hong Kong Baptist University, Renfrew Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong.

 

 

 Agenda

 

Day One: Thursday 3 June 2010

 

Morning

 

9:00 am

Registration

 

9:30 am

Opening Ceremony

 

10:00 am

 

First Session

 

China’s Main Political and Economic Options in Late 2007

 

Chair:  Jean-Philippe Béja, French Centre for Research on Contemporary China.

 

 “China’s Political and International Options in 2007 and Now”, Jean-Pierre Cabestan, Professor & Head, Department of Government and International Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University.

 

“China's Economic Development After the Age of Surplus Labor”, Arthur Kroeber, GaveKal Dragonomics, Beijing, China.

10:50 am

Open Debate

 

11:10 am

Coffee Break

 

11:30 am

 

Second Session

 

The « Stimulus Package »: Features and Impact

 

Chair: Jean-François Di Meglio, Asia Centre.

 

“The Stimulus Package, Public Debt and Asian Bond Markets: Is Fiscal Risk Underestimated?”, Jean-Charles Sambor, TCW Senior Vice President and  Lead Asia Strategist, Los Angeles, Ca., USA.

 

“An Assessment of Domestic Consumption in China”, Tao Wang, Managing Director, Head of China Economic Research, UBS Securities, Beijing, China.

 

12:20 pm

Open Debate

 

Afternoon

 

2:30 pm

 

Third Session

 

China and its Regional Environment After the Crisis

 

Chair: Xavier Richet, Hong Kong Baptist University.

 

 “Three Chinese Banks Among Top 10 Worldwide: Reality or Illusion? ”, Philippe Aguignier,  Head of Retail Banking, Asia, BNP Paribas, and Associate Research Fellow, Asia Centre.

 

“Recent Forays Towards Renminbi Internationalization: The Chinese Point of View”, Jean-François Di Meglio, President, Asia Centre, Paris, France.

 

3:20 pm

Open Debate

 

3:45 pm

Coffee Break

 

4:15 pm

 

“China and Japan: Why the Two ‘Exporting Engines’ of Asia Have Reacted Differently?”, Marc Humbert, Head of the French Research Institute Abroad, Maison Franco-Japonaise, Tokyo, Japan.

 

“China and Post-Crisis Regional Economic Cooperation”, Françoise Nicolas, Senior Researcher, French Institute of International Relations (IFRI), Paris, France.

 

5:05 pm

Open Debate

 

Day Two: Friday 4 June 2010

 

Morning

 

9:30 am

 

Fourth Session

 

What has Changed for China and the World in the Last Two Years

 

Chair: Jean-Pierre Cabestan, Hong Kong Baptist University.

 

“Ongoing and Upcoming Tax Reforms: How Do They Contribute to Economic Policy?”, Wei Cui, Associate Professor, China University of Political Science and Law & Senior Tax Counsel, The China Investment Corporation (CIC), Beijing, China.

 

 “Impact of the Crisis on China’s Outbound Foreign Direct Investments”, Joël Ruet, French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC), Hong Kong & Beijing.

 

10:20 am

Open Debate

 

10:45 am

Coffee Break

 

11:15 am

 

“Learning from the EU Financial System: How China Could Deepen the Transformation of its Financial System?”, Shaozhou Qi, Director, European Study Centre, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China.

 

“China Banking Reform: Where Do We Stand?”, Alicia Garcia-Herrero, Chief Economist for Emerging Markets, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (co-authored with Daniel Santabarbara, ECB), Hong Kong.  

 

12:05 pm

Open Debate

 

Afternoon

 

2:00 pm

 

Fifth Session

 

The European Union’s Responses to the Global Financial Crisis and the Future of Sino-European Relations

Chair: Wai Ting, Hong Kong Baptist University.

 

“Keynes is Back: The UK Experience”, Jens Hölscher, President, European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES), University of Brighton, Brighton, UK.

 

“The EU’s Stimulus Plans: Unity and Diversity”, Srdjan Redzepagic, Institute of Economics, Belgrade and Xavier Richet, Visiting Scholar, Department of Government and International Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University.

 

“Regional Impact of the Crisis on Economic Activities”, Horst Brezinski, Bergakademie University, Freiberg, Germany.

 

3:15 pm

Open Debate

 

3:45 pm

Coffee Break

 

4:15 pm

 

Sixth Session

 

The Future of Sino-European Economic and Financial Relations

 

Chair: Françoise Nicolas, French Institute of International Relations (IFRI).

 

“The Future of Sino-European Economic Relations in Chinese Perspectives”, Shixue Jiang, Deputy Director, Institute of European Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China.

 

“Europe, China and Other Emerging Markets: The Systemic Impact of the Exchange-Rate Management”, Carlos Quenan, Professor, University of Paris 3, Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, France & Edgardo Torija-Zane, Economist for Emerging Asia, Natixis, Paris, France (co-writer Bei Xu, Economist for Greater China, Natixis) – Paper to be presented by Xavier Richet.

 

5:05 pm

Open Debate

 

5:30 pm

Concluding Remarks

 

By Jean-François Di Meglio, Asia Centre and Xavier Richet, Hong Kong Baptist University.

 

7:00 pm

Closing Dinner

 

 

(GIS Information as of 2 June 2010)