Communiqué: China Goes Global

November 2, 2010
Communiqué: China Goes Global
Participants from the 2010 China Goes Global conference

Explores Social, Political, and Economic Implications of China's Globalization

By Kate Hoagland – Communiqué: Fall 2010, Volume 7

Held October 6-8, 2010, the fourth annual China Goes Global conference brought together academics, business leaders, and public officials from around the world as part of the Center’s efforts to advance analytical research and the overall state of knowledge about China’s growing role in the world economy. During this year’s conference, over 100 academics convened to present original research on a host of issues including:

    • Social, political, and economic influences of China’s globalization
    • The effects of China’s globalization on the business environment of firms in developed and emerging countries
    • The role of the U.S. and China as economic, political, and business leaders in the 21st century
    • Factors associated with China’s emerging global economic prowess
    • Western political and economic models and theories that explain China’s current trajectory

”The rise of China’s economy and the increasing global reach of its companies are drawing worldwide attention,” said Anthony Saich, director of the Ash Center. ”China is now a major economic actor and governments, companies, and many academics are looking to see how its policies will unfold and how they will affect the global economic recovery. We were pleased to convene such a prestigious group of scholars to discuss the implications of Chinas growing profile on the world’s stage.”

China Goes Global was co-sponsored by the Ash Center, Harvard Kennedy School; the Center for International Business Education and Research, Georgia Institute of Technology; the Crummer Graduate School of Business and Rollins China Center, Rollins College; and the University of Potsdam, Germany. The conference was part of a larger initiative sponsored by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to encourage multidisciplinary and transnational research on the Chinese economy and its enterprises.