About the Conference
In the face of global economic turmoil over the past few years, China’s role in the world economy has continued to expand. In 2010, China overtook Germany as the world’s largest trading country. In 2011, China replaced Japan as the world’s second largest economy. Within five years, China may produce a larger share of world GNP than the United States. China’s globalization has fundamentally changed its socio-political, physical, and economic links with the rest of the world, and China has emerged as a leader in trade and investment.
China has achieved much economic success, but it also faces numerous challenges that can seriously hinder its long-term development. China’s fast economic growth is unbalanced and, perhaps, unsustainable. China’s governance still lags behind on many indicators, the rule of law is not secure, voice and accountability are weak.
In this context, the Ash Center will host the sixth international China Goes Global conference examining the multi-faceted aspects of China’s globalization. The event will feature papers and presentations that combine multi-disciplinary approaches to analyze different aspects of China’s businesses, economic, social, legal environments, political systems, and ethical and social structures.