The China Model – Workshop at the EIB
The Chinese model of development was the topic of a workshop at the Institute for European Global Studies on February 19. The event was held on the occasion of a visit by a delegation from Beihang University, China. It took place at the Institute’s Salon and is open to the public. Prof. Ralph Weber was the organiser.
Going beyond seeing China's economic growth as evidence for the success of its model of development was the purpose of the workshop "The China Model: Achievements and Challenges". The "China Model" can be characterised by pragmatism, willingness to experiment, gradual reforms, a strong state and the selective borrowing of foreign ideas. The workshop assessed the achievements of and the challenges to this model by not only focussing on its economic success, but also on its wider societal implications.
The workshop started off with a presentation by Hu Qingjiang (Beihang University) on the transformation of growth patterns in the Chinese economy. Gao Ning (Beihang University) then looked at the role of the Communist Party's leadership in China's reforms. After a coffee break, Prof. Ralph Weber (Institute for European Global Studies, Basel) talked about the "Chongqing Experiment", followed by Wang Congcong's (Beihang University) assessment of environmental discourse in China. Poverty reduction was the topic of the final presentation by Xie Huiyuan (Beihang University).
The workshop "The China Model: Achievements and Challenges" took place at the Salon of the Institute for European Global Studies on February 19 from 2 pm to 5 pm. It was held during a visit by a delegation of the Political Science Department of Beihang University, China.
Prof. Ralph Weber is Assistant Professor for European Global Studies at the Institute for European Global Studies. His main research areas are: Methodological and conceptual aspects of multilingual and transcultural research, comparative philosophy, Chinese political philosophy, Chinese politics, and Confucianism.