Global China Dialogue Series

World in Turmoil

Today’s world faces numerous risks and challenges on the road to peace and development. The international system and order are constantly changing, and there are profound changes in the balance of power.
   All countries, whether developing or developed, are having to adapt to an ever-shifting international and social environment, while the process of modernization in some countries has been interrupted or has spilled out to create global turmoil as a result of the conflicts and contradictions brought about by cultural, religious and social transformation.
    At the same time, rapid developments in technology and society have had a profound impact on patterns of thinking, behaviour and interaction and on the moral principles of different countries and groups. They have also constantly challenged established ideas of good governance, including the functions of government in the globalization era and the pros and cons of the participation of non-government organizations.
    The changes and challenges are myriad: digital technology, mobile communications and the popularization of the internet, the coexistence of cultural homogenization and diversity, ethnic and religious conflicts, the collision between giant multinational corporations and national sovereignty, changes in social norms as a result of scientific innovations, the decisive influence of regional economies on national economic development, the constraints of climate change and the discovery and adoption of new energy sources. Cultural diversity and transculturalism has become part of people’s daily life.
    Confronted with such challenges, national leaders devise development strategies that reflect both the status quo and their long-term goals. Business leaders and entrepreneurs also invest substantial resources in studying the impact of the changing international economy and financial order on the development of enterprises. Experts and scholars focus on the efficiency of global governance and cultural factors that have quietly exerted great influence, and explore how culture and ideology enhance global and social governance.
    Such efforts and initiatives are moves in the same direction: towards reaching an in-depth understanding of the knowledge systems of the human community and the development of a ‘global cultural sphere’ beyond any single culture, state or nationality, under the condition of global governance. Thus, the theme of the development and governance of China, Europe and the world has gradually become one of the key research interests of scholars worldwide.

China in a Changing World

China and the Chinese people are currently making an important contribution to the world order and shaping a global society. What are the important global issues that concern China? What are the Chinese ways of thinking and doing things with respect to global issues? We wish to engage Western audience in dialogues on topics that arise from these questions, including development, education, economics, migration, the family, the environment, public health, human security and global governance.
    For nearly three decades, China has been implementing a ‘going out’ (走出去) policy or strategy to encourage its enterprises to invest overseas. The policy embraces not only the economy but also finance, language, culture, sciences, technology, social sciences, publishing and the media, and under its provisions an international investment bank (亚投行) has been established.
    Through his visits to nearly 50 countries, President Xi Jinping himself has promoted the ‘one belt one road’ (一带一路) regional development strategy and China’s governance model (治国理政).In his recent visit to the UK, he said ‘As our capabilities grow, we shall shoulder more responsibilities to the best of our ability and contribute China’s wisdom and strength to the world’s economic growth and global governance’. 

The Global China Dialogue Series (GCDs)

The West needs to engage in dialogue with China on a range of common concerns for the future of our world, including development, education, economics, migration, the family, the environment, public health, human security and global governance.
    The Global China Dialogue series (GCDs) focuses on these issues to enhance public understanding of current global affairs and common interests through public dialogue and discussion between Chinese and non-Chinese academics, experts, professionals and practitioners and interested laypeople, from interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives.
    The GCDs also develop the rules of ‘civilized dialogue’, encouraging both sides to listen to the other, understand cultural differences, respect local customs, accept different perspectives and acknowledge the common destiny of humanity. In particular, they explore new global governance, encompassing national governments, international organizations, multinational companies, NGOs and citizens, with a mission to building a harmonious, symbiosis-based global community.
    The series brings Chinese and Western scholars and opinion leaders together in an ongoing project in social creativity, exploring transculturality and cultural generativity, contributing to the development of a ‘global cultural sphere’ beyond any single culture, state or nationality, contributing to building a harmonious, symbiosis based human community.
   Official recognition came when GCD II became the only event to have a global and social scientific focus in the government designated 2015 Year of UK-China Cultural Exchange with the theme ‘Transculturality and New Global Governance’. Professor Kerry Brown of King’s College London noted its significance in its keynote speech at the British Academy.  The proceedings of the first two GCDs published jointly in June 2016 by Global China Press (London) and New World Press (Beijing).
    The series plans to develop its future programme by continuing to work within the framework of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which accord with the UNESCO’s mission of defencing peace and the conditions for building sustainable development world through creative intelligence, as follows:

  • 2017 GCD IV: Transcultural Co-operation for Shared Goals
  • 2018 GCD V: Governance for Global Justice
  • 2019 GCD VII: Governance for World Peace
  • 2020 GCD VI: Reforming Global Governance

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    在过去的将近30年,中国实行了“走出去”战略, 鼓励中国企业在海外投资。该政策不仅仅涉及到经济,还涉及到金融、语言、文化、科学、技术、社科、出版业以及媒体,并按照其规则建立了亚投行。


    由于第二届全球中国对话被列为由中英两国政府主导的2015中英文化交流年中唯一的采用全球和社会科学视野的活动。第二届全球中国对话的主题为“超文化与新型全球治理”。英国伦敦国王学院凯瑞·布朗(Kerry Brown)教授,在英国学术院做主旨演讲时强调了第二届全球中国对话的重要性。前两届全球中国对话的文集已由全球中国出版社(伦敦)和新世界出版(北京)社于2016年6月联合出版。
    全球中国对话系列将在联合国可持续发展目标 (SDGs) 的框架、以联合国教科文组织的创造性才智并在人的思想中建立起保卫和平的屏障和可持续发展的条件的前提下 展开活动,未来几年活动的主题如下:

  • 2017年第四届全球中国对话:为了共同目标的超文化合作
  • 2018年第五届全球中国对话:全球正义的治理
  • 2019年第六届全球中国对话:世界和平的治理
  • 2020年第七届全球中国对话:全球治理的改革

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