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CNCPEC Seminar: New Development & Future Direction of Asia Pacific Regional Economic Integration

From November 13, 2013 until November 14, 2013
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New Development and Future Direction of

Asia Pacific Regional Economic Integration



November 14-15, 2013

Beijing, China

 

 

Thursday, Nov 14

 

0845-0930

Opening Ceremony

 

Moderator:

  • An Zhongli, CNCPEC

 

Welcome Remarks

 

Speaker:

  • Amb. Tang Guoqiang, CNCPEC

 

Keynote Speech

 

Speaker:

  • Sun Yuanjiang, MOFCOM, China

 

0930-0945

Coffee Break

 

0945-1200

Part I: Progress, Difficult Issues and Outlook of TPP Negotiations


Moderator:

  • Zou Mingrong, CNCPEC

 

 Speakers:

The US’s consideration and latest position on TPP

The implications of Japan’s participation in TPP negotiation and other negotiating parties’ attitude towards Japan’s participation

  • Masahiro Kawai, ADBI

Progress and difficult issues of TPP negotiations and the outlook

 

Discussants

  • Deborah Elms, Temasek Foundation Centre for Trade & Negotiations (TFCTN)
  • Rob Scollay, APEC Study Centre,University of Auckland Business School, New Zealand
  • Shujiro Urata, Waseda University
  • Zhang Jianping, Department of International Economic Research Cooperation, NDRC, China
    icon How far away is China from TPP? (77.93 kB)

1200-1330

Buffet Luncheon

 

1330- 1445

Part IIProgress, Difficult Issues and Outlook of RCEP, CJK, AEC, TTIP and Pacific Alliance

 

Moderator:

  • Wu Zhenglong, CNCPEC

 

Speakers:

AEC and RCEP

 CK,CJK,RCEP

 CJK, RCEP

  • Shujiro Urata, Waseda University, Japan

 

 Discussants

  • Peter Petri, Brandeis University, USA
  • Tan Khee Giap, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
  • Christopher Findlay, University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Wang Yuzhu, NIIS, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)

1445- 1500

Coffee Break

1500 - 1730

Part III: Comparative Analysis of Similarities and Differences of Various RTAs and the Possibility of Convergence between them, esp. RCEP and TPP

 

Moderator:

  • Shen Minghui, NIIS, CASS

Speakers:      

  1. Similarities and differences in objectives and principles
  2. Similarities and differences in Areas
  3. Similarities and differences in degree of liberalization of common areas
  4. Sensitive Issues

     5. The relations between TPP and RCEP and the possibilities of their final convergence

Discussants:

  • Inkyo Cheong, Inha University, Korea
  • Wang Jinbo, Research Academy of Commerce, China
  • Kaoru Nabeshima, IDE-JETRO, Japan
  • Zhao Jianglin, NIIS, CASS, China

1800-2000

Dinner

Moderator:

  • Amb. Tang Guoqiang, CNCPEC

Keynote Speech: BRICS to promote the reshaping of the international landscape

Guest of Honor:

  • H.E. Mr. Ji Peiding, President, Association of Former Diplomats of China

Friday, November 15

 

0845-1000

Part IV: The Regional Integration Strategy of the ASEAN and Various Economies

Moderator:

  • Zhang Jianping, Department of International Economic Research Cooperation, NRDC, China

Speakers:

Discussants:

  • Winichai Chaemchaeng, International Institute for Asia-Pacific Studies, Bangkok University, Thailand
  • Hugh Stephens, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
  • Rob Scollay, APEC Study Centre, University of Auckland Business School, New Zealand
  • Lu Jianren, China-ASEAN Research Institute of Guangxi University

1000-1015

Coffee Break

1015-1215

Part V: Work towards FTAAP, while pushing forward the Rule-based Multilateral Trading System; the role of APEC in this Aspect

Moderator:

  • Amb. Tang Guoqiang, CNCPEC

Speakers:

In order to achieve FTAAP, what policies and measures should be taken to make the RTAs complementary rather than conflicting to each other

  • Zhang Yunling, CASS

How to push forward the WTO Doha Round in the current RTA talks?

The role of APEC in promoting regional economic integration

  • Matthew Goodman, CSIS, USA

Discussants:

  • Hugh Stephens, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
  • Masahiro Kawai, ADBI
  • Rob Scollay, APEC Study Centre, University of Auckland Business School, New Zealand
  • Liu Chenyang, APEC Study Center, Nankai University

1215

Concluding Remarks

 

1230-1400

Buffet Lunch

 

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Sherry M. Stephenson, Senior Fellow, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development


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Growth in a Time of Change
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Why Connectivity is a starting point for real change
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The TPP lives on – and Canada should be part of it
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After the TPP: What’s Next for Canada in Asia?
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