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The World goes to Town – Sustainable Urbanization as a Key to a Post-2015 Development Agenda?

2014 KAS Model United Nations in Xiamen

From 21–23 March 2014, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation Shanghai organized a Model United Nations conference in Xiamen on the topic of “The World goes to Town – Sustainable Urbanization as a Key to a Post-2015 Development Agenda?” more…

Event Reports | March 31, 2014

Regional Integration in Asia and Europe

EU-China relations Workshop

From 13 to 14 March 2014 the UACES Research Network "EU-China relations", which consists of the Graduate School of Global Politics at the Free University of Berlin, the ESSCA School of Management Angers and the College of Europe, Bruges, realized an international workshop on “Regional integration” with the support of KAS Shanghai. more…

Dr. Peter Hefele | Event Reports | March 25, 2014

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