China and Russia: Facing Challenges of Global Shifts: Programme

28.03.2017

On April 4-5, 2017, the Valdai Discussion Club in cooperation with the Center for Russian Studies at the East China Normal University, will hold a joint Russian-Chinese conference, titled “China and Russia: Facing Challenges of Global Shifts”. About 50 Russian and Chinese scientists, experts, politicians and diplomats who deal with bilateral relations and global problems of international politics, will take part in the event.

April 4, Tuesday

DoubleTree by Hilton Moscow

09.30-10.00    Opening of the conference

  • Andrey BYSTRITSKIY, Chairman of the Board, Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club

  • FENG Shaolei, Director, Center for Russian Studies, East China Normal University

  • Dmitry MEZENTSEV, Member of the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation; Secretary-General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (2013-2015); Chairman of the Russia-China Friendship Association

  • Video message: FU Ying, Chairperson, Foreign Affairs Committee of the National People`s Congress of the People`s Republic of China


10.00-11.30    Session I. The transformation of the political and economic world around us: opportunities and threats for China and Russia

Moderator:

  • Fyodor LUKYANOV, Research Director, Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club

Speakers:

  • Dmitry MEZENTSEV, Member of the Council of the Federation Committee on Economic Policy; Secretary-General, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (2013-2015)

  • FENG Shaolei, Director, Center for Russian Studies, East China Normal University

  • Sergey KARAGANOV, Dean of the School of International Economics and Foreign Affairs, National Research University Higher School of Economics; Honorary Chairman of the Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy

  • Sergey LUZYANIN, Director of the Institute of Far Eastern Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences

  • SHENG Shiliang, Chief Research Fellow, World Affairs Research Center, Xinhua News Agency


12.00-13.30    Session II. The potential for relations in the China-Russia-US triangle

Moderator:

  • PAN Dawei, Director, Center for Russia Studies, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences

Speakers:

  • Andrey BEZRUKOV, Associate Professor, MGIMO University

  • FENG Yujun, Professor, Center for Russia and Central Asia Studies, Fudan University

  • Andrey KORTUNOV, Director General, Russian International Affairs Council

  • Alexander LUKIN, Head, Department of International Relations, National Research University Higher School of Economics; Director, Center for East Asian and Shanghai Cooperation Organization Studies, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University)

  • ZHANG Xin, Research Fellow, Center for Russian Studies, East China Normal University


15.00-16.30    Session III. Cybersecurity and the cybersphere

Moderator:

  • Timofey BORDACHEV, Programme Director, Valdai Discussion Club; Director of the Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies, National Research University Higher School of Economics

Speakers:

  • BEI Wenli, Deputy Director, Center for Russian Studies, East China Normal University

  • Oleg DEMIDOV, Global Internet Governance and Cyber Security Consultant, PIR Center

  • SHEN Yi, Deputy Director, Cyberspace Governance Studying Center, Fudan University

  • Anatoly STRELTSOV, Deputy Director of the Information Security Institute, Lomonosov Moscow State University


17.00-18.30    Session IV. The situational dynamics in the “shared neighborhood” countries around Russia and China

Moderator:

  • LI Xin, Director, Center for Russia and Central Asia Studies, Shanghai Institute of International Studies

Speakers:

  • Andrey KAZANTSEV, Director of the Analytical Center of Institute of International Studies, MGIMO University

  • PAN Dawei, Director, Center for Russia Studies, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences

  • SUN Chandung, Deputy Director, Institute for State Development of European and Asian Studies, Development Research Center of the State Council of China

  • Georgy TOLORAYA, Executive Director of the Russian National Committee       on BRICS Research; Director of the Center for Asian Strategy at the Institute  of Economics, Russian Academy of Sciences

  • YANG Cheng, Professor, School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Shanghai International Studies University

April 5, Wednesday

Valdai Discussion Club Conference Hall

10.00-10.15    Keynote speech: Stanislav VOSKRESENSKY, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

10.15-11.30    Session V. Energy market dynamics: conclusions for Russia and China

Moderator:

  • GU Hongliang, Professor, Director of the Department for Information and publicity, East China Normal University

Speakers:

  • Alexey GRIVACH, Deputy Director General, National Energy Security Fund

  • Vyacheslav KULAGIN, Head of Oil and Gas sector development, Department   for Russia and the World, Energy Research Institute of the Russian Academy       of Sciences

  • LIU Xu, Executive Director, Center for International Energy and Environment Strategy Studies, Renmin University of China

  • SHI Ze, Director, Center for Eurasian Security and Development of China Institute of International Studies

  • WANG Shengzi, Chief Representative of the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) in the Russian Federation


12.00-13.30    Session VI. Economic Cooperation as Essential Constituent of Comprehensive Sino-Russian Partnership

Moderator:

  • Marina LARIONOVA, Head of the Center for International Institutions Research, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration

Speakers:

  • Igor MAKAROV, Research fellow at the National Research University–Higher School of Economics

  • Alexey BEZBORODOV, Director General, InfraNews agency

  • LI Xin, Director, Center for Russia and Central Asia Studies, Shanghai Institute  of International Studies

  • ZHANG Jianping, Director, Center for Regional Economic Cooperation, Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation of the Ministry     of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China

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