China's Role in Reshaping Global Governance

The purpose of this seminar is to examine China’s role in reshaping global governance and existing mechanisms and structures of international cooperation.

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In this seminar we aim to better understand China’s global engagement in realms such as foreign aid and development cooperation, climate change negotiations and interactions with global institutions such as the World Bank, the UN as well as the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). As the key component in current Chinese foreign policy, the seminar also to discuss the potential of the BRI in promoting global development in line with the SDGs agenda and the business responsibility to respect human rights.

Programme

09.15 - 09.30: Welcome remarks

  • Zhu Guobin, HRLF Director and Professor, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong
  • Dan Banik, Research Director and Professor, Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo

09.30 - 09.45: Break


09.45 - 11.00: Global Governance, Sustainable Development and Human Rights

Moderator: Surya Deva, Assciate Professor, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong 

  • Bill Taylor, Associate Professor, Department of Public Policy, City University of Hong Kong
  • Susan Finder, Distinguished Scholar in Residence, School of Transnational Law, Peking University
  • Mark Daly, Partner, Daly Ho Associates

11.00 - 11.30: Break


11.30 - 13.00: Corporate Social Responsibility and Chinese Investments in Low-Income Countries

Moderator: Yalin Wang, Project Manager, Sustainable Business Abroad, United Nations Development Project

  • Joshua Rosenzweig, Business & Human Rights Strategy Advisor, Amnesty International
  • Lowell Chow, Greater China Senior Researcher, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre
  • Dan Banik, Research Director & Professor, Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo

13.00 - 14.30: Lunch


14.30 - 16.00: Integrating the Belt and Road Initiative with the SDG Agenda 

Moderator: Dan Banik, Research Director & Professor, Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo

  • Jianye Wang, Managing Director, Silk Road Fund, and Dean & Professor, Guangzhou Institute of International Finance
  • Yalin Wang, Project Manager, Sustainable Business Abroad, United Nations Development Project
  • Surya Deva, Associate Professor, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong

16.00 - 16.30: Break


16.30 - 17.30: Connecting the Dots and the Way Forward

Moderators: Surya Deva, Associate Professor, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong, and Dan Banik, Research Director & Professor, Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo

    Published Nov. 9, 2018 1:32 PM - Last modified Nov. 9, 2018 1:32 PM