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40 Years Reform and Open-up in China

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Université Saint-Louis

Salles des Examens (2nd floor)

43 Boulevard du Jardin Botanique

1000 Brussels

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The 40th Anniversary of the commencement of China’s policy of opening and reform is an occasion to take stock not just of the enormous domestic changes that have occurred since 1978, but also the impacts that these have had on Europe. In the last 40 years China has undergone a domestic transformation, at the same time its relationship with the world, including Europe, has also been transformed. Not only has China’s relationship with Europe evolved, but Europe itself has been changed by the policy of reform and opening. The impact of reform and opening can be measured not just in simple terms of quantity such as GDP growth, incomes, trade, and investment flows, but also qualitatively. This workshop will discuss domestic dimensions of opening and reform, and also how it has impacted Europe or vice versa. It will address the question not only of how reform and opening has changed China, but how it has changed Europe, and their relationship. Panels will cover domestic politics, economics, society, culture, and also their relationship to Europe.

Venue: Université Saint-Louis, Salles des Examens (2nd floor), 43 Bd du Jardin Botanique, 1000 Brussels (metro 2 & 6, Botanique)

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08:30 – 09:00 Registration

09:00 – 11:00 Panel I. China’s Reform and the evolution of political, social and environmental issues

Chair: Chair: Dr. Duncan FREEMAN

Prof. dr. Wei PAN, School of International Studies, Peking University

Prof. dr. Lu ZHENG, Department of Sociology, Tsinghua University

Prof. dr. Chun DING, Centre for European Studies, Fudan University

Ms. Virginie ARENTES, EAST Université Libre de Bruxelles

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break

11:15 – 13:00 Panel II. China’s Reform and Domestic Economic Development

Chair: Prof. David FOUQUET, CERIS, ULB

Dr. Duncan FREEMAN, College of Europe

Prof. dr. Jiadong TONG, Centre for European Studies, Nankai University

Prof. dr. Henk OVERBEEK, Department of Political Sciences, Free University Amsterdam

Prof. Jianxiong ZHANG, Institute of European Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Science

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:30 Panel III. China, Global Governance and the EU

Chair: Prof. dr. Xinning SONG, Renmin University of China & VUB

Prof. dr. Jean-Christophe DEFRAIGNE, Université Saint Louis & UCLouvain

Dr. Mohamed SALMAN, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

15:30 – 15:45 Coffee break

15:45 – 17:45 Panel VI. China and Developing World

Chair: Prof. dr. Jean-Christophe DEFRAIGNE, Université Saint Louis & UCLouvain

Prof. YUAN Xiaohui, Institute of International Development Cooperation, Ministry of Commerce

Ms. Solange GUO CHATELARD, Sciences Po Paris & ULB EAST

Mr. David VILLALOBOS, LSM UCLouvain

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