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What Next for China? Lessons from the 19th Party Congress

«China Insights» - A series of China-themed events

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The 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) is due to take place on 18 October 2017. China’s development model which merges state-directed and market-led economic policies means that understanding the outcomes of the Congress is especially important. As China’s growing importance in the global economy, international politics as well as global trade and diplomacy continues to rise, the outcomes of the Congress will have influence far beyond the borders of China.

In Switzerland, Chinese investment, most notably Syngenta, but also in a range of other industries including airport services, watches, energy, tourism and metals is evidence of China’s increasing global economic engagement and influence.

The event will bring together China-watchers to investigate and discuss the key lessons learnt from the Congress, reflect on their impacts both internationally and directly relating to Switzerland.

Key Outcomes of the 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China Michael Jeive
FHNW Swiss SME Research Centre China
Economic Policy Impacts of the Congress Minister-Counselor Mr Hui GU
Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Switzerland in an interview with
Elisabeth Tester, China Intelligence
Policy Impacts of the Congress Fiona Gao
Attorney at Law, Vischer AG
Belt and Road Initiative – China’s Key International Trade and Diplomacy Policy Dr. Stephan Jüngling
Lecturer FHNW School of Business
Impacts on Sino-Swiss Business and Investment Gabriel Schweizer
Senior China Expert,
Panel discussion
  • Impacts on Sino-Swiss economic relations
  • Impacts for Swiss Business
All speakers plus audience discussion
The Speakers
GU-Hu_web.jpg Minister-Counselor Mr Hui GU
Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Switzerland, former Political Counselor and Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Denmark, and former Director of the EU Affairs Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing.
Jeive_Michael_web.jpg Michael Jeive, FHNW School of Business
Head of FHNW Swiss SME Research Center China, Professor FH, Lecturer for International Relations (focus East and South East Asia), Head of FHNW International Student Projects.
Elisabeth Tester Elisabeth Tester, ChinaIntelligence, Zürich
Former China correspondent for Switzerland’s leading financial newspaper «Finanz und Wirtschaft». Author of the book: «China: der nächste Horizont» Verlag NZZ and FAZ, June 2016.
Gao_Fiona_web.jpg Fiona Gao, Vischer AG, Basel
Admitted to the New York State Bar and working experience in China, U.S. and Switzerland, incl. in a leading "Red Circle" law firm in Shanghai and in the headquarter of a Swiss Pharmaceutical company.
stephan_juengling_web.jpg Dr. Stephan Jüngling, FHNW School of Business
Participant of the Gansu International Fellowship Program GIFP 2016. Lecturer in Business Information Systems and Enterprise Content Management in the programmes of BSc in Business Information Technology and BSc Betriebsoekonomie.
Gabriel Schweizer Gabriel Schweizer,
Senior Project Manager Asia. Before he joined Basel, he was Head Marketing and Translation Projects for Porsche and Porsche Design with an agency in Shanghai from 2011 to 2012.
Audience The workshop is designed for all those interested in the future development of China and its international impact.

Language English

Date 11 December 2017, 17:00 - 19:00 plus Networking Apéro

Venue University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW,
School of Business, Peter Merian-Strasse 86, 4002 Basel

Entrance fee CHF 80.00


Registration: Patricia Furrer, , T +41 61 279 18 28
Information:  Annemarie Schär, , T +41 62 957 24 06


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