Friday, October 15, 2021

The Seminar on the China's Development: Challenges and Difficulties - Nanjing, China 2021.10.16

后疫情时代中国面临的挑战与机遇研讨会

The Seminar on the China's Development: Challenges and Difficulties

 

会 议 日 程

The Seminar Agenda

 

中国·南京

Nanjing, China

 2021.10.16

 

当前,中国经济社会发展正进入一个关键时期。一方面,经过四十多年的改革开放与经济腾飞,中国已经全面进入小康社会。展望未来,中国离全面建成社会主义现代化强国与民族复兴的梦想越来越近。另一方面,随着国内外形势的变化,中国经济持续增长的不确定性因素与各种外部风险不断增加,未来中国的经济发展与外部关系或将遭受更大的挑战。应当如何看待中国当下经济社会发展的走向?中国如何进一步深化改革,并再一次实现历史性的跨越?如何看待中国当前的外部关系与国际形势?(中美关系、中欧关系、中国与周边国家的关系等等)。基于此,尚道社会研究所特别邀请国内外青年学者探讨后疫情时代中国面临的挑战与机遇,期盼与各位同仁一道探讨中国社会发展、国际形势以及面临的主要挑战与机遇等内容。

 

Ø  会议地点(Seminar Location): 尚道社会研究所南京办公室,南京市元化路8号南大科学园创新创业学院418/Room 418, Shang Dao Institute for Social Research , School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Nanjing University Science Park, No. 8 of Yuan Hua Road, Qi Xia District, Nanjing.

 

Ø  会议时间(Date & Time): 20211016日上午9:00-下午5:00

October 16, 2021 (Saturday), Beijing time, 9 am – 5 pm

Ø  报到入住(Participants’ check-in): 1015日下午/Afternoon, October 15

 

Ø  酒店地址(The Hotel address): 中公汇悦酒店(南京市栖霞区元化路8号南大科学园东门内)/Zhong Gong Hui Yue Hotel, Nanjing University Science Park, No. 8 of Yuan Hua Road, Qi Xia District, Nanjing.

Conference program

Morning Program

9:00–9:05

Conference opening

Weizhan Meng (Assistant Professor at Institute for Advanced Study in Social Sciences, Fudan University)

9:05-9:45

Keynote speech

Han Zhu (Director of Shang Dao Social Research Institute)

寒竹(尚道社会研究所所长)

New opportunities and challenges in China's internal and foreign affairs

中国内政外交面临的新机遇和新挑战

9:45-10:00

Group photo and coffee break

 

Panel 1: Prospects for Sino-U.S. Relations

Moderator: Cao Zhaolong (Deputy director of Shang Dao Social Research Institute)

10:00-10:20

Ivan Willis Rasmussen (Assistant Professor of Practice in Political Science at New York University Shanghai)

The Not-so-new, rather Goldilocks’ new cold war

10:20-10:40

Zhou Wenxing (Assistant Professor at School of International Studies, Nanjing University)

周文星(南京大学国际关系学院助理教授)

The rise of school of defending Taiwan in US and its implications for China's reunification

美国“保台派”的兴起及其对中国统一的影响

10:40-11:00

Chen Jing (Guest Analyst of Shang Dao Social Research Institute)

陈静(尚道社会研究所特邀政策分析人员)

China-U.S. trade prospect: a three-level analysis

从三个层面分析中美贸易关系前景

11:00-11:30

Group discussions

11:30-13:00   Lunch

 

Afternoon Program

Panel 2: New Difficulties Facing China's Internal Affairs

Moderator: Dragan Pavlićević (Associate Professor, Department of China Studies, Xi'an Jiaotong - Liverpool University)

13:00-13:20

Liu Yuchen (Assistant Professor at School of Government, Peking University)

刘宇辰(北京大学政府管理学院助理教授)

The art of criminal investigation in China: A typology of policing crimes

中国犯罪调查的艺术:维护治安手段的分类

13:20-13:40

Li Mingyan (Chairman of the Graduate Student Union of Shanghai International Studies University)

李明炎(上海外国语大学中国学研究所硕士研究生、校研究生会执行主席)

New changes in the relationship between government and business in China -- explanations and challenges

中国政商关系的新变化——解释与挑战

13:40-14:00

Bian Hengqin (Executive Director of Strategy and Development Research Institute of Jiangsu Development and Reform Commission)

卞恒沁(江苏省发改委战略与发展研究院执行院长)

Social class and discourse construction in the era of media fragmentation

碎片化媒体时代的社会阶层与话语塑造

14:00-14:20

Tugrul Keskin (Professor and Director of Center for the Global Governance, Shanghai University)

A reassessment of Beijing’s Xinjiang policy

14:20-14:50

Group discussions

14:50-15:00

Coffee break

 

Panel 3: New Challenges Facing China's Foreign Affairs

Moderator: Zhou Wenxing (Assistant Professor at School of International Studies, Nanjing University)

15:00-15:20

Raj Verma (Associate Professor of International Relations and Foreign Policy, Huaqiao University)

Stability/instability in Afghanistan-Pakistan (and beyond): comparative analysis of India’s and China’s counter-terrorism strategies/approaches

15:20-15:40

Dragan Pavlićević (Associate Professor, Department of China Studies, Xi'an Jiaotong - Liverpool University)

The prospects for Sino-Europe relations

15:40-16:00

Zhou Lei (Assistant Professor at Jao Tsong-yi Institute of Cultural Studies, Shenzhen University)

周磊(深圳大学饶宗颐文化研究院助理教授)

The epitome of the relationship between China and the West: the confrontation between Shenzhen and Hong Kong

中西关系的缩影:深圳与香港的对抗

16:00-16:20

Weizhan Meng (Assistant Professor at Institute for Advanced Study in Social Sciences, Fudan University)

孟维瞻(复旦大学社会科学高等研究院讲师)

How COVID-19 shaped US-Chinese political-system competition and the US response

新冠疫情如何塑造中美的政治体系竞争以及美国的应对

16:20-16:50

Group discussions

 

16:50-17:00

Conference closing

Han Zhu (Director of Shang Dao Social Research Institute)

17:00-19:00 Dinner

 

参会嘉宾Participants

 

Tugrul Keskin, Professor at Director of Center for the Global Governance, Shanghai University (online)

 

Dragan Pavlicevic, Associate Professor at the Department of China Studies, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

 

Ivan Willis Rasmussen, Assistant Professor of Practice in Political Science at New York University Shanghai

 

Raj Verma, Associate Professor of International Relations and Foreign Policy, School of International Relations, Huaqiao University (online)

卞恒沁,江苏省发改委战略与发展研究院执行院长

 

曹朝龙,尚道社会研究所所长助理

 

  静,尚道社会研究所特邀政策分析人员

 

 竹,尚道社会研究所所长、复旦大学中国研究院研究员

 

李明炎,上海外国语大学中国学研究所硕士研究生、校研究生会执行主席

 

刘宇辰,北京大学政府管理学院助理教授

 

孟维瞻,复旦大学社会科学高等研究院讲师

 

周磊,深圳大学饶宗颐文化研究院助理教授

 

周文星,南京大学国际关系学院助理教授

 

 

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Visiting Xinjiang and exposes the LIES of the @BBCWorld - @BBC and the @EU_Commission

何加盐实地考察新疆,揭穿BBC和欧盟的谎言  

我平时的文章主要是写企业和企业家,较少涉及到时政方面。

但最近看到BBC、欧盟等关于中国新疆的一系列造谣和基于谣言的所谓制裁,真是看不下去了。

新疆产棉占全国的85%,棉花生计涉及到无数中国人和中国企业。

BBC等媒体的谣言,以及欧盟等政府机构的所谓制裁,对棉农和棉花生产企业及工人是极大的损害;而西方的谎话连篇、傲慢无礼,更是对中国尊严的严重蔑视和践踏。

https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/nwUCil9HTP5l53PbyjOd4g



"Forced Labor" Or "Pursuit of A Better Life"? An Investigation of Xinjiang Minority Workers' Employment in Guangdong, China By Nilufer Gheyret and Ning Chen

You will find the full report at the following homage: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UsJj_KNgRxNExNnlvd2EgN82lJQ-jKhg/view?usp=sharing

 

"Forced Labor" Or "Pursuit of A Better Life"? 

 

An Investigation of Xinjiang Minority Workers' Employment in Guangdong, China 

 

By Nilufer Gheyret and Ning Chen 

 

March 2021

Contents I. Research Background and Questions 1 

II. Research Findings 2 

1.Why are We Here? 2
a. To See the Outside World 4
b. Higher Income 5
c. Introductions from Family and Friends 10 

2. Daily Life of Workers 12
a. A Day at Work 13
b. Rest Days and Holidays 18
c. Long Holidays for Family Reunions 21 

3. The Significance of Working in Other Provinces for Xinjiang workers 21 a. Source of Income 22
b. Broadening One's Horizon 25
c. Improving Language & Vocational Skills 28 

d. Children's Education 33 

4. The Future Plans of the Workers from Xinjiang 34 a. Continuing to Work for More Years 35
b. Settle-down 37
c. Coming Back Home to Start a Business 37 

III. Conclusion 39 

Executive Summary 

In April 2020, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute published a report entitled "Uyghurs for Sale: "Re-education," Forced Labor and Surveillance beyond Xinjiang, which, through second-hand data such as satellite imagery, Chinese documents, and media reports, denigrates the Chinese government's labor transfer policy as an extension of "forced labor" and so-called "re- education camps". The slander that "minorities in Xinjiang are subject to 'forced labor' in inland companies" directly prompted the author to conduct a field investigation into the allegations of "forced labor" in person. This research investigated five companies in Guangdong Province that employ Xinjiang workers, interviewed a total of 70 workers, including Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, and Tajiks (the interviewee is free to choose the interview language they are comfortable with), and participated in their daily work and life. This research finds that: 

In terms of the reasons for working outside Xinjiang, all Xinjiang workers in these five companies came to Guangdong out of personal considerations: including the agreeable natural environment, high salary, high-quality education for their kids, introduced by family and friends, or as an opportunity to broaden their horizons; 

In terms of work, the labor rights of Xinjiang ethnic minority workers in these five companies have been fully guaranteed, such as working 8 hours a 

day, make-up rest days and extra pay for extending working hours due to the need for production and operation, rest and vacation on statutory holidays, and social insurance;
In terms of life, Xinjiang workers have the right to freedom of religious belief, the right to use their language and writings, the freedom to choose their residence, etc... As to the religious dietary customs of Xinjiang workers, the five companies hired ethnic cooks to prepare halal food. 

Working outside Xinjiang has many positive effects on Xinjiang workers, including boosting the income, broadening their horizons, changing their ideas, improving language ability and vocational and technical skills, and giving their children better education, enhancing the status of women, etc. In terms of future plans, affected by the experience of working outside Xinjiang, Xinjiang workers mainly have three different directions, such as continuing to make more money in these companies, returning to their hometowns to start their own businesses, and settling down in Guangdong Province. 

In general, working outside Xinjiang is workers' own choice to pursue a better life. The rights of ethnic minorities have been fully guaranteed. The experience of working outside Xinjiang has a lot of positive effects for Xinjiang workers. 

Ms. Gheyret is visiting research fellow at the Institute for Communication and Borderland Governance, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China.
Ms. Ning Chen is visiting research fellow at the Institute for Communication and Borderland Governance, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China.





 

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Conference: “Rethinking Narratives of China and the Middle East – The Silk Roads and Beyond”, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 8-10 April 2021

Conference: “Rethinking Narratives of China and the Middle East – The Silk Roads and Beyond”, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 8-10 April 2021     

 Papers will examine the relationship between China and the Middle East, both ancient and modern, and incorporate additional regions, such as Europe, Central Asia, or South/Southeast Asia.     Deadline for abstracts : 21 January 2021. 

Information: https://ceas.sas.upenn.edu/news/call-papers-rethinking-narratives-china-and-middle-east


 

ONLINE Seminar on "The Sino-Algerian Economic Relations: Trends, Features and Problems", Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, 10 December 2020

ONLINE Seminar on "The Sino-Algerian Economic Relations: Trends, Features and Problems", Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, 10 December 2020, 14:00 - 16:00 MEZ 

Speakers: Adel Hamaizia (Chatham House), Fatiha Talahite (CNRS), Chuchu Zhang (Fudan University), Francesco Saverio Leopardi (Department of Asian and North African Studies, Ca’ Foscari University of Ven-ice). Information and registration: 

https://www.unive.it/data/agenda/4/44870



Thursday, July 23, 2020

Sun Degang and Wu Sike: China's Participation in Middle East Security Affairs in the New Era-Ideas and Practice Exploration


【中研究】 吴思科:新代中国参与中安全事-理念主践探索

Sun Degang and Wu Sike: China's Participation in Middle East Security Affairs in the New Era-Ideas and Practice Exploration

吴思科 国关国政外交学人

复旦大学国际问题研究院研究;中国前沙特和埃及大使、前中东问题使
键词中国外交、中地区、安全事、安全治理、冲突解
内容提要参与中安全事是新代中国特色大国外交的重要内容。在理念面,中国维护共同安全,持公平正,捍,倡导综合治理,主求同存异。在面,中国极推有关各方政治对话,开展外交斡旋和大国协调,提供安全公共品和人道主援助。展望未来,在参与中安全事中,中国既要加集中领导又需要各部协调;既要顺势,又要主动谋划;既要尊重象国主,又需要建性介入;既要参与冲突解决的上半,又要参与和平建下半,与国社会一道应对地区的传统与非传统安全威命运共同体建设贡献一份力量。
DRAFT TRANSLATION - (Researcher of the Institute of International Studies, Fudan University; former Chinese Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and Egypt, and former Special Envoy for the Middle East
Keywords: Chinese diplomacy, the Middle East, security affairs, security governance, conflict resolution
Summary Participating in security affairs in the Middle East is an important part of major-country diplomacy with Chinese characteristics in the new era. At the conceptual level, China maintains common security, upholds fairness and justice, defends multilateralism, advocates comprehensive governance, and advocates seeking common ground while reserving differences. At the practical level, China actively promotes political dialogues among relevant parties, conducts diplomatic mediation and coordination among major powers, and provides safe public products and humanitarian assistance. Looking to the future, in participating in security affairs in the Middle East, China needs to strengthen centralized and unified leadership and coordinate the coordination of various departments; it must take advantage of the trend and actively plan; it must respect the sovereignty of the target country, but also need constructive intervention; both Participate in the "first half" of conflict resolution, and participate in the "second half" of peace building, and work with the international community to respond to the traditional and non-traditional security threats in the Middle East, and contribute to the building of a community with a shared future in the Middle East.)