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Unprecedented Societal Transformation

Hopes and Challenges for China’s Urbanisation

In 2012, the degree of urbanisation in China exceeded the 50 per cent mark for the first time. This influx of the population into cities is considered politically desirable; the Communist Party of China (CPC) has promised it will have positive effects on economic growth. By 2030, an estimated 70 per cent of the Chinese population will live in cities. This is indicative of a social transformation taking place at a speed and to an extent the world has never before seen. more…

Mira Luthe | International Reports | January 17, 2014

From SELF Responsibility To Responsibility Within SOCIETY

Workshop with KAS/SUIBE Scholarship Holders

During a two days workshop organized by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung/ Shanghai and Constellations International, scholarship holders from Shanghai University of International Business and Economics were trained in developing personal skills and reflected on ways to responsibly contribute to the society. more…

Event Reports | January 9, 2014

Social Media and National Development

European-Chinese Workshop

Together with the Shanghai Association of Interpreters (SAI), KAS Shanghai organized an European-Chinese Workshop on Social Media and National Development, in which the importance of social media for political and social communication within the country, as well as for the relations between states and societies have been discussed. Participants included representatives from academia, non-governmental organizations and representatives of German and French cultural institutes. more…

Event Reports | December 17, 2013

1. German-Chinese Forum

The German-Chinese Relationship after the Formation of the New Governments

With a new "German-Chinese Forum" KAS Shanghai created a new platform to discuss current topics of politics, economy and society of bilateral interest in Germany and China. The platform was set up in cooperation with the Germany Research Center of Tongji University in Shanghai and the Center for Global Studies at the University of Bonn. more…

Dr. Peter Hefele | Event Reports | December 10, 2013

Trade and Climate Change

13th SUIBE-KAS WTO-Conference 2013

In the fight against global climate change, the importance of trade is often underestimated. As the largest trading nations in the world, China and Germany share a particular responsibility. At the Annual WTO Conference, jointly hosted with the Shanghai University of International Business and Economics (SUIBE), the impact of the global trading system on climate change and possible solutions on a national and international level were discussed. more…

Event Reports | December 4, 2013