Same same or different? – 13th Event:
Bye-bye Britain! Bye-bye EU?
What does the Brexit mean for the EU – and for China? How will the britainless future of the EU look like? Will there be a domino effect in Europe? Is the outcome of the Brexit poll a sign for a flawed model of Western democracy, as some ‘official’ Chinese media like to put it? And what role did the Brexit-supporting media in Great Britain play for the poll result?
These and other questions will be discussed by Jörg Wuttke, President of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, Jiang Shixue, Deputy Director of the Institute of European Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), and Clare Pearson, Chair of the British Chamber of Commerce in China. The discussion (in English) will be moderated by Achim Schkade, Head of Press and Communication at the German Embassy in Beijing.
Thursday, 11th August 2016, 7:00 pm
St. Regis Beijing Hotel
21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang, Beijing
Subway: Jianguomen Station, Exit B, lines 1 and 2
Jörg WUTTKE, Chief Representative of BASF China, has been President of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China since April 2014 – a position he already held between 2007 and 2010. In 1999 he was founding member of the German Chamber of Commerce in China, from 2001 until 2004 he served as the Chairman of its Board. Before joining BASF in 1997, he worked with ABB for 11 years.
JIANG Shixue is Deputy Director of the Institute of European Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). After his graduation from Shanghai International Studies University in 1980 he joined the CASS Institute of Latin American Studies. From 1997 until 2008 he served as the Institute’s Deputy Director. From January until March 2013 he took part in an exchange programme at the European Policy Centre (EPC) in Brussels.
Clare PEARSON, Chair of the British Chamber of Commerce in China, is the International Development Director of international law firm DLA Piper in Asia. Prior to her current role, she worked as a solicitor in the corporate department of DLA Piper’s London office and assisted the COO in the expansion of the European and Asian offices.
Achim SCHKADE has been Head of the Press and Communication Department at the German Embassy in Beijing since July 2016. Prior, he was Deputy Head of Division for Cultural and Media Relations with Africa, Asia, Australia, Pacific and Latin America at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin. Since joining the German Foreign Service in 1980, he has served in a wide range of positions in European and Asian countries, e.g. as Deputy Consul General of Germany in Hong Kong (from 2008 to 2012).