Sunday, September 4, 2016

Conference: Building the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road and Advancing International Industrial Cooperation 6-9 September 2016, Xiamen, China



Venue: International Convention Center

Conference Agenda

Organizers: Silk Road Think Tank Association (SRTA)
            Organizing Committee of China International Fair for Investment & Trade (CIFIT)
Sponsors: China Center for Contemporary World Studies (CCCWS)
            Foreign Affairs Office, Fujian People’s Provincial Government
Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office, Xiamen People’s Municipal Government
Xiamen Municipal Authority for Conference Exhibition
Associate sponsors: Fudan University, Huaqiao University
Co-sponsors: Eco-Agriculture and Food Safety Forum for the Belt and Road

Conference Agenda

Sept. 6th  Tuesday
Registration
18:30-20:00  Welcome Reception
(VenueGuoyan Hall 2, International Conference Center Hotel)
1.     Welcome Remarks
Chair: Song Kening, Director General of Foreign Affairs Office of Fujian People’s Provincial Government
Speakers:
Guo YezhouVice-Minister of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee, Chairman of the Council of CCCWS
Li Zhaoxing, Former Chinese Foreign Minister, President of China Public Diplomacy Association, Honorary President of China People’s Diplomacy Association
Xu Ningsheng, President of Fudan University
2.     MOU Signing between SRTA and Partners
Chair: Jia Yimin, President of Huaqiao University
3. Issuing Certificate
Chair: Xu Yongquan, Deputy Director General of CCCWS
Sept. 7th, Wednesday
08:00-8:30  Registration
08:30  Opening ceremony (Venue:1E Hall, Conference Center)
Chair: Xu Ningsheng, President of Fudan University
Speeches by distinguished participants (8 minutes for each)
Guo YezhouVice-Minister of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee, Chairman of the Council of CCCWS
Liang Jianyong, Vice Governor of Fujian Province
Essam Sharaf, former Prime Minister of Egypt
Marzuki Alie, former Speaker of the People's Representative Council, Indonesia
Bhokin Bhalakula, former President of House of Representatives, Thailand
Hassan Ghafourifard, former Vice President of Iran
09:30  Launching the Belt and Road Events Fund
Chair: Xu Ningsheng, President of Fudan University
Special participants (Guo Yezhou, Liang Jianyong, Li Zhaoxing, Li Xikui, Ni ChaoXu Jiahao, Essam Sharaf, Marzuki Alie,Bhokin Bhalakula, Hassan Ghafourifard,Bamdev Gautam), will come up to the ball and touch it for launching the Fund.
09:45 Tea break
10:00 Plenary Meeting
Chair:
Guo YezhouVice-Minister of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee, Chairman of the Council of CCCWS
Speakers (6 minutes for each)
Li Zhaoxing, Former Chinese Foreign Minister, President of China Public Diplomacy Association, Honorary President of China People’s Diplomacy Association
Chandima Weerakkody, Minister of Petroleum Resources Development of Sri Lanka, former Deputy Speaker of Parliament
Wei Jianguo, former Vice Minister of Ministry of Commerce, Deputy Chair of Council of China Center for International Economic Exchanges
Robert John Carr, former Foreign Minister of Australia
Zhang Yansheng, Secretary General of NDRC Academic Committee and chief economist of CCIEE
Sione Vuna Faotusia, Minister of Justice, Tonga
Xu Lianjie, President of Hengan International, Hong Kong,
Yildirim Koc, Vice President of Patriotic Party, Turkey
Ye Feiwen, Deputy Director General of Provincial NDRC of Fujian
11:00 Free Discussions
12:00 Buffet Lunch
13:00-16:50 Parallel Sessions
Panel I
Creating sustainable and shared development opportunities
Wide consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits are core to the building of the MSR. It is imperative to set the orientation of the MSR in keeping with the characteristics and demands of MSR countries, with emphasis on improving their efficiency and capabilities and enabling development opportunities to benefit more countries. This panel looks at the following issues: what development opportunities the MSR can bring to countries; how to translate these opportunities into actual productivity and sustainable growth; what challenges there are in building the MSR; what sectors the MSR countries can expect to see more and deeper connectivity in; how MSR projects can benefit local societies and people, and how to give play to the role of Fujian as a key link in the MSR, etc.
Venue:            2A02, Conference Center
Participants: (27 persons)
Robert John Carr, Yildirim Koc, Fazal Ur Rahman, Chen Zhimin, Famiano Crucianelli, Phoak Kung, Lee Chack Fan, Roger Shapiro, Xu Liping, Cai Zhenwei, Alka Acharya, Cem Gurdeniz, Li Yuan, Edy Prasetyono, Bouadam Sengkhamkhoutlavong, Antonis Klapsis, Zhang Feng, Jaime Naval,  Jia YiminLiu Chenggong, Yong Hee Kong, Pan Hui, Chen Yugang, Xu Peiyuan, Lu Hua, Huang Qin, Lv Xiaofeng
13:30-15:00 Section 1
Moderator:
Liu Chenggong, Deputy Party Secretary of CPC Committee, Fudan University
Speakers (8 minutes for each speaker):
Lee Chack Fan, member of China Engineering Academy, Director of the Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole of Hong Kong University
Chen Zhimin, Dean of School of International Relations, Fudan University
Famiano Crucianelli, former Vice Foreign Minister of Italy
Antonis Klapsis, Elected member at the Steering Committee, European Network of Political Foundations
Xu Liping, Research Fellow of Institute for Asian-Pacific Studies, CASS
Yong Hee Kong, Senior Research Fellow of Institute of Strategic and International Studies, Malaysia
Roger Shapiro, Beijing Representative of the 48 Group Club
14:30-14:50 Free Discussion
14:50-15:00 Comments
Commentator:
Lee Chack Fan, member of China Engineering Academy, Director of the Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole of Hong Kong University
15:00-15:10 Tea Break
15:10-16:40 Section 2
Moderator:
Famiano Crucianelli, former Vice Foreign Minister of Italy
Speakers (8 minutes for each speaker):
Fazal Ur Rahman, Executive Director of Pakistan-China Council, senior research fellow of Pakistan Institute for Policy Research
Phoak Kung, Director General of Cambodia Institute of Strategic Studies
Cem Gurdeniz, retired Rear Admiral of Turkey
Li Yuan, Acting Professor of Institute of East Asian Studies, University of Duisburg-Essen
Edy Prasetyono, Executive Director of ASEAN Studies Center, University of Indonesia
Bouadam Sengkhamkhoutlavong, Associate Professor and Director of Asia Research Center (ARC), National University of Laos
Zhang Feng, Research Fellow in the Department of International Relations, the Australian National University
Jaime Naval, Representative of Asia Center, University of the Philippines
16:10-16:30 Free discussion
16:30-16:40 Comments
Commentator:
Fazal Ur Rahman, Executive Director of Pakistan-China Council, senior research fellow of Pakistan Institute for Policy Research

Panel II:
Promoting concrete multiple-win industrial cooperation
It has become a common understanding that countries are supposed to give play to their respective strengths to advance industrial cooperation and upgrade industrial capabilities. Such approaches will prove to be effective means for enhancing the value of national industrial chain, deepening regional cooperation and building a community of interests. This panel looks at the following issues: what barriers in systems and policies are holding back cooperation, investments and trade among MSR countries; what interests and opportunities MSR countries share despite differing levels of development; what issues in international industrial cooperation deserve particular attention; how to best avoid investment risks in multi-lateral projects; and how to build effective financing mechanisms to ensure the sustainability of projects, etc.
Venue: 3A02 Conference Center
Participants: (26 persons)
Chandima Weerakkody, Shahab Enam Khan, Li Xiangyang, Henry Tillman, XiongMeng, Adnan Akfirat, Wei Tengxiong, Mirza Shahzad Akbar, Chen Zhanyuan, Peter Budd, Javier Alvarez, He Guangjun, Xu Yongquan, Xu Yifan, Wu Libo, Ma Zhongwu, Mohammed Alim Gory, Chen Qi, Lin Chunyu, Dong Peiyi, Liu Xiaodi, Zhang Minghao, Yu Hao, Lin Qingyu, Gao Yi, Chen Dongjing
13:30-15:00 Section 1
Moderator:
Xu Yongquan, Deputy Director General of CCCWS
Speakers (8 minutes for each speaker):
Li Xiangyang, President of Institute for Global and Asian-Pacific Studies, CASS
Peter Budd, Fellow of the 48 Group Club
Xiong Meng, Deputy Executive Director of China Industrial Economic Association
Chen Zhanyuan, President of Australia-Fujian Industrial Business Association
Mirza Shahzad Akbar, Executive Director of Foundation for Fundamental Rights, Pakistan
Wu Libo, Professor at School of Economics and Associate Dean of School of Data Science, Fudan University
Ma Zhongwu, Director of Sri Lankan Studies Center, Beijing Foreign Studies University
14:30-14:50 Free Discussion
14:50-15:00 Comments
Commentator:
Peter Budd, Fellow of the 48 Group Club
15:00-15:10 Tea Break
15:10-16:40 Section 2
Moderator:
Li Xiangyang, President of Institute for Global and Asian-Pacific Studies, CASS
Speakers (8 minutes for each speaker):
Henry Tillman, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Grison Peak Investment Bank
Wei Tengxiong, Director of Board, Tiandixing Electronics, Ltd., Quanzhou
Shahab Enam Khan, Research Director at the Bangladesh Enterprise Institute
Adnan Akfirat, Chairman of Turkish-Chinese Business Development and Friendship Association
Xu Yifan, Director of Institute for Logistics Studies, Fudan University
Ha Quang Tuan, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Hanoimilk Joint Stock Company, Vietnam
Javier Alvarez, Chairman of Casa de la Cultura China in Buenos Aires, Argentina 
16:10-16:30 Free Discussions
16:30-16:40 Comments
Commentator:
Shahab Enam Khan, Research Director at the Bangladesh Enterprise Institute
Panel III
Boosting people-to-people contacts and cultural exchanges
As an essential aspect of the MSR, connectedness is not only about “hard connection” in terms of infrastructure, but also “soft connection” in terms of institutions and rules as well as “human connection” in terms of people-to-people contacts. This panel looks at the following issues: what are the effective means for people-to-people and cultural exchanges; what types of people-to-people and cultural exchanges are welcome to the people of MSR countries; what efforts the MSR countries are to make to boost the people-to-people and cultural exchanges; what issues deserve attention in the mutual learning between civilizations; and what roles think-tanks, businesses, media and overseas Chinese can play in the various aspects of the MSR?
Venue: 3C Conference Center
Participants: (27 persons)
Indranana Abeysekera, KoKoHlaing, Muhammad Amir, Chen Shihai, Xu Pixin, Victor Zheng, Zhai Kun, Hamayoun Khan, NateeTaweesrifuengfung, You Runtian, Meron Medzini, Wang Rong, Zeng Lu, Yang Luhui, Huang Chen, Liu Huailan, Huang Xinping, You Wei, Chen Zhen, Liu Yong, Xiang Shimin, Zhao Xincheng, Zhao Xiaobo, Hou Zhiqiang, Zhao Xindong
13:30-15:00 Section 1
Chair:
Zeng Lu, Vice President of Huaqiao University
Speakers (8 minutes for each speaker):
Indranana Abeysekera, Founder and President of Association for Sri Lanka China Social and Cultural Cooperation
Xu Pixin, Director of Hong Kong Center for Studies of Overseas Chinese
Muhammad Amir, Director of Pak Institute for Peace Studies
Chen Shihai, Party Secretary of CPC Group and President of Fujian Overseas Chinese Association
Natee Taweesrifuengfung, Director of School of Chinese Studies, Charoen Pokphand Group, Thailand
Han BoPresident of China Culture Foundation
Victor Zheng, Assistant Director of Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong
14:30-14:50 Free Discussions
14:50-15:00 Comments
Commentator:
Indranana Abeysekera, Founder and President of Association for Sri Lanka China Social and Cultural Cooperation
15:00-15:10 Tea Break
15:10-16:40 Section 2
Moderator:
Muhammad Amir, Director of Pak Institute for Peace Studies
Speakers (8 minutes for each speaker):
Ko Ko Hlaing, Chairman of Center for Strategic and International Studies, Myanmar
Hamayoun Khan, Founding Member and Director of Pakistan Council on China
Zhai Kun, Professor of School of International Relations, Peking University
Meron Medzini, Senior Fellow of Sino-Israel Global Network and Academic Leadership (SIGNAL)
Wang Rong, Professor of Research Institute of Indian Ocean Economics, Yunnan University
You Runtian, Chief Special Correspondent in Beijing, Zaobao, Singapore
Yang Luhui, Professor and Director of Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Shandong University
16:10-16:30 Free Discussions
16:30-16:40 Comments
Commentator:
Ko Ko Hlaing, Chairman of Center for Strategic and International Studies, Myanmar
17:00-17:40 Closing Ceremony (Venue: 2A01, Conference Center)
Chair: Jia Yimin, President of Huaqiao University
Presentations by the three panels
Panel I:
Lee Chack Fan, member of China Engineering Academy, Director of the Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole of Hong Kong University
Panel II:
Peter Budd, Fellow of the 48 Group Club
Panel III:
Ko Ko Hlaing, Chairman of Center for Strategic and International Studies, Myanmar
Closing remarks:
Guo YezhouVice-Minister of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee, Chairman of the Council of CCCWS
Evening: Capital-Projects Promotion Meeting by China International Fair for Investment & Trade
Other Parallel Events:
12:00-13:00
Provincial Leadership meeting with important participants
13:30-17:00
Some of the participants attending Eco-Agriculture and Food Safety Forum for the Belt and Road
15:30-16:30
Press Conference: 1C, Conference Center
18:00-20:00
Some of the participants attending the banquet for important guest hosted by provincial leadership in the CIFIT
 
Sept. 8th Thursday
Morning: Some of the participants attending the CIFIT Opening Ceremony
Other participants touring Xiamen and Quanzhou
Afternoon: Participants Departing from Xiamen

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