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December 13, 2010

The 10th KAS-SIFT WTO-Forum

In this year the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Shanghai, and the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade (SIFT) celebrate the tenth anniversary of their successful cooperation. On 11th of December the annually jointly-organised WTO-forum, which this year focused on the topics of transformation and governance, took place for the 10th time. more…

December 11, 2010
Change of directorship

Passing the torch in KAS Office Shanghai

On the opportunity of the 10th KAS-SIFT WTO Forum, Deputy Secretary General of KAS, Dr. Gerhard Wahlers, ceremoniously passed the acting director of KAS Office Shanghai, Mr. Thomas Awe. He will be succeeded by Dr. Peter Hefele, who will head the office from January 2011 on.

November 15, 2010

Lecture on „The Economic Consequences of the German Reunification“

As a part of his expert assignment in China, Prof. Dr. Heiner Timmermann held a lecture for a group of students of economics on the economic consequences of German unity. more…

November 12, 2010

20 years of German unity

On the 9th of November the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, in cooperation with the German Consulate General, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, arranged an international conference in order to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Germany’s reunification. more…

October 26, 2010

Alumni Meeting 2010

The nation state in the age of globalization

On the occasion of the twenty year's anniversary of Germany's reunification the topic of this year's scholarship alumni meeting was "The nation state in the age of globalization". German parlamentarian Mr. Peter Götz reported as guest speaker about current political and social developments in Germany. Other speakers were Dr. Marco Haase, director of the German Chinese law institute in Beijing and Mr. Johnny Erling, China correspondent for the German newspaper "Die Welt". more…

October 14, 2010


Local and Central Powers - Cooperation, Subordination or Competition

On October 13th Mr. Peter Götz MP held a speech about the conflicts of increased local self-administration and the stability of power structures in complex national structures.

August 24, 2010

Panel discussion

New media in a globalized world – A transformative power for societies and politics

Which influence do the media have on political and social development processes of China? How are news portals and communicative, social platforms of politicians and society used as a tool for political communication? Along this discussion line Chinese and German journalists analyzed the transformative power of new media in China.

August 21, 2010

Exchange of Ideas

Meeting with KAS Scholars and Friends

The visit to China of a high level delegation from the European Parliament ended with an open debate on China’s economic and political reform progress. The debate was open, friendly and controversial. It appears hard to arrive at easy answers and harmonious agreement on the complex process of China’s transformation. more…

August 20, 2010

Sino-European Relations

Meeting with the Vice Chairwoman of the NPC Standing Committee

Dr. Werner Langen MEP and his delegation from the European Parliament met with Mme. Chen Zhili at the Great Hall of the People on August 20th for a political dialogue. Mme. Chen and delegation member Monika Hohlmeier MEP had met before when both served as Ministers of Education in their respective states. more…

August 20, 2010

High Level Policy Dialogue

Economy and Finance

The Members of the European Parliament Dr. Langen, Balz, Hohlmeier, Dr. Hoppenstedt and Reul participated in a high level policy dialogue on global economic issues in Beijing. Representatives of the Chinese Academy of Social Science and other reputable Chinese research institutions met with members of the EU Delegation, the German Embassy and of European Corporations. They discussed Chinese and European expectations for the future financial structures evolving after the global financial crisis. more…