Organised by the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), this conference gathers researchers and postgraduate students in Denmark to share their China-related expertise, debate important issues, and discuss the implications for Denmark and beyond.
As the world gradually emerges from the health and economic crises brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is time to reflect on one of the major actors in world affairs – China. We are standing at a historic juncture, where China’s domestic developments and its relations with other countries will have long-term impacts on world peace and development. Domestically, China is exploring a new way of development and governance. How China handles its domestic economic, political, social, and environmental challenges will have deep repercussions both at home and abroad. Internationally, there is a widespread feeling of uncertainty with the rise of China and the changing world order. China under Xi Jinping’s leadership is conducting a more assertive foreign policy, and smaller states are caught in the rivalry between the US and China. Yet, global challenges like the environment crisis, pandemics, nuclear safety, poverty and inequality can only be met by coordinated efforts. Not only great powers but also smaller powers have important roles to play in determining the future of the globe.
DIIS and Aarhus University, in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen Business School, and Aalborg University, are organising this conference to gather researchers and postgraduate students in Denmark to share their China-related expertise, debate important issues, and discuss the implications for Denmark and beyond. It is the second in a series of conferences addressing China affairs from Danish and European perspectives by researchers located in Denmark.
Read more about the conference here.