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Think Tank Hotline: 20 experts to interpret China International Import Expo


The first China International Import Expo ( (CIIE) will be held in Shanghai on November 5-10. This is the first national-level import-themed exposition in the world. It is a major initiative of China supporting for trade liberalization and economic globalization and proactively opening its market to the rest of the world. Since May 2017, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced the hosting of the CIIE at the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China (RDCY) has conducted in-depth research on “import trade” and has deeply involved in the preparations for the CIIE as a leading think tank of “China Pavilion”construction. On the eve of the grand meeting, RDCY gathers experts from China and aboard, together with media friends, to open a hotline discussing the opportunities and challenges that this Expo will bring to global enterprises.

Experts List (the following rankings are not in particular order):

1. Foreign Experts (8)

Danilo Türk, former president of the Republic of Slovenia, non-resident senior fellow of RDCY

John Ross, former director of Economic and Business Policy of London, senior fellow of RDCY

Sergey Glaziev, advisor to the president of the Russian Federation

Dioomart Otorbaev, former Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan, non-resident senior fellow of RDCY

Bruno Maçães, former Europe minister in Portugal, non-resident senior fellow of RDCY

Hisham EL-Zimaity, former assistant foreign minister of Egypt for International Organizations and Multilateral Diplomacy, non-resident senior fellow of RDCY

Yüksel Görmez, economic counselor of Central Bank of Turkey, Non-resident senior fellow of RDCY

Priyanka Pandit, doctoral candidate in the Chinese Studies program at the Centre for East Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, visiting scholar of RDCY.

2. Chinese Experts (12)

He Yafei, former vice minister of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, senior fellow of RDCY

Zhao Xijun, deputy dean of the School of Finance of Renmin University of China, senior fellow of RDCY

Zhang Yanling, former executive vice president of Bank of China, Executive Director of ICC, senior fellow of RDCY, Director of Academic Committee of Global Governance Research Center

He Weiwen, economic and commercial counselor of Chinese Consulates General in San Francisco, senior fellow of RDCY

Zhou Xiaojing, former director of the Asia-Africa Development Research Institute under the Development Research Center of China`s State Council, senior fellow of RDCY

Liu Zhiqin, senior fellow of RDCY

Chen Yongjun, professor of Business School of RUC, senior fellow of RDCY

Wang Wen, executive dean of RDCY

Jia Jinjing, director of Macro Research Department of RDCY

Bian Yongzu, deputy director Industrial Research Department of RDCY

Liu Ying, research fellow of RDCY

Guan Zhaoyu, associate research fellow of International Studies Department of RDCY

Contact us:

To interview the above experts, please contact:

Wu Yinxuan  13717565561

Yang Tingting  13426127977

Wang Min  13717704010

Ren Wei  15201609791

Key Words: think tank   hotline   Expo   RDCY  

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