Embracing New Dynamics
China Development Forum 2019
Saturday 23 February 2019 | Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Hosted by LSE SU China Development Society and the LSE Institute of Global Affairs in conjunction with the Confucius Institute for Business London (CIBL)
Morning session: China and the world
Throughout the tide of history, the economic position of China has waxed and waned, progressed and regressed. But China may have finally found its place in the global economy, ending a past of instability and decline. This high tide may yet stay as China truly takes its great leap forward, embodying a growing influence in a world of interdependence. Inevitably, however, the rise of China has come hand-in-hand with a rise in anxiety among the world’s top nations, all reluctant to loosen their grip on their economic thrones in the midst of potential power shifts and competition for the global crown. How would China resist and face such tempestuous gales? Only time will tell. We cordially invite you to our speakers’ panel in the China Development Forum, to engage with the World, with China, and to discover what lies in store for the economic miracle at present and in the future.
Afternoon session: Innovations of China
Over the past years, Chinese companies have seen enormous innovation: from the National Super Computing Center in Wu xi, the world’s fastest supercomputer, with 10.65 million CPU cores, to Ehang Inc launching the world’s first aerial passenger drone. Chinese innovation is visible everywhere: internet business models, telecommunications, software, artificial intelligence, fin-tech (financial technology), new materials, consumer products, high-end equipment, and green technologies. Companies such as Huawei, Tencent and Alibaba have become household names throughout the world. China has made tremendous strides in many fields, but especially in A.I. Businesses and government have collaborated on a sweeping plan to make China the world's primary A.I. innovation center by 2030, and they are already making significant progress towards that goal.
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