The 7th Comparative Study Workshop and “China and Open World Economy” Seminar under the 4th Baiyun Forum was held in Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS) on December 3, 2016.
In his remarks, research fellow Ji Zhengju from CCTB pointed out that the Forum titled “China and Open World Economy” was intended to explore how to build an open world economy and shed light on the responsibilities and missions China should take in the drive of optimizing the global economic governance structure. It could be said that the event was staged at the right time. In the meantime, the theme of the Forum happened to a research field that the CCTB Think Tank has paid particular regard to for a long period of time, because it bore great significance for its theoretical and policy research.
In his remarks, Vice President He Chuantian of GDUFS noted that China is bent on building a new economic system and pattern that opens to the outside of world in an all-round manner and advancing the “Belt and Road” initiative and international collaboration on production capacity. In this regard, China’s openness would facilitate that of the world in turn. Against such a backdrop, the theme of the Forum was laid down as “China and Open World Economy” by the organizing committee. The seminar was expected to provide more inspirations for China’s drive to open itself to the rest of the world and its participation in building an open world economy, as Mr. He hoped.
This Seminar came in two parts: keynote reports and group discussions. Attendees held in-depth studies and exchanges about such topics as issues on global governance against the new circumstances of open economy, the implementation of “Belt and Road” initiative, and the institutional innovation in and systematic reform over open economy.
This Seminar was co-hosted by the CCTB World Development Strategy Research Department, the Comparative Economic & Social Systems magazine, and GDUFS. More than 30 experts and scholars attended the seminar. They came from CCTB, GDUFS, China Society for World Trade Organization Studies, the People’s Bank of China, the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, P.R.C., the Academy of Macroeconomic Research, NDRC, the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Fudan University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, the University of International Business and Economics, and the Department of Commerce of Guangdong Province, among other units.