China’s Stability at Risk: Economic, Social and Environmental Challenges
As economic jitters and environmental mismanagement are fueling social protest in China, this seminar will examine how these factors can eventually undermine economic and political stability in the country. Asian, European and American experts will gather to share their views on the economic, social and environmental challenges China is facing and what strategies are being adopted to tackle it.
9:00-9:15: Welcoming remarks
9:15-10:45: Assessing the Economic “New Normal” in China
Chair: Margit MOLNAR, Head of China Desk, OECD
"Diagnosing Chinese Economy"
Toshiya TSUGAMI, Tsugami Workshop
"China's Economic Strategies in Black Swan Lake"
Bo CHEN, Chair Professor of Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SHUFE), Secretary General of the Research Institute on Free Trade Zone
Olivier DE BOYSSON, Deputy Director and Chief Economist Emerging Economies, Société Générale (Discussant)
Françoise NICOLAS, Director, Center for Asian Studies, Ifri (Discussant)
11:00-12:30: Social and environmental tensions: how to ensure a stable China?
Chair: Françoise NICOLAS, Director, Center for Asian Studies, Ifri
"Re-conceptualizing China's civil society sector"
Andreas FULDA, Professor, The University of Nottingham:
"The Shifting Boundaries of Environmental Activism in China"
Elizabeth C. ECONOMY, C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
“Urbanisation of Capital and Dispossession of Rights”
Hyun Bang SHIN, Associate Professor, London School of Economics (LSE)
“Three birds, one stone? China’s low-carbon transition as a catalyst for economic transformation, environmental sustainability, and social stability”
John SEAMAN, Research Fellow, Center for Asian Studies, Ifri