China Talk – Governance and Reform: Mirroring Experience Between China and EU

China Talk is a cycle of top-level conferences and seminars held at the China Cultural Center in Brussels, gathering thinkers, business people and academics exchanging their views and experience on a chosen topic. The first edition in May 2016 featured two guest speakers, Mr. Zhang Weiwei and Mr. Martin Jacques, to present their views on the China model and to exchange ideas and discuss with the audience and some selected panelists.

China Talk – Governance and Reform: Mirroring Experience Between China and EU
November 4th
2.00PM – 5.00PM
Book your seat here no later than November 3rd

On November 4, the 2nd edition will be highlighted by the participation of Prof. Eric LI as our distinguished guest speaker from China and Prof. Pierre DEFRAIGNE, Executive Director of the Madariaga – College of Europe Centre since 2008.

The current economic and social challenges to be dealt with calls for constant political reforms. Such an age eager for changes and alternatives breaks the “Metanarrative” which used to be observed dominant.

China, known for its fruitful “Opening and Reforms” Policy during more than three decades, has since long triggered considerable changes related to political system in China, which are continuing at a sustained pace. Compared with 30 years ago, 20 years ago, even 10 years ago, every aspect of Chinese society, how the country is governed, from the most local level to the highest centre, are unrecognisable today. According to Eric Li, renowned scholar on political ideas and systems, the Party is the world’s leading expert in political reform adapting to new realities. Looking into the Chinese way of doing may lend a refreshing perspective.

Program of the day (the program is still subject to changes)

14.00 – 14.30: REGISTRATIONS
Guests are invited to discover the current exhibition “A Chinese Liuli Flower” at the Centre.
14.40 – 15.30: KEYNOTE SPEECHES
15.30 – 16.00: Q&A SESSION
16.00 – 17.00: NETWORKING DRINK

Interested in joining? Book your seat here no later than November 3rd!