we are glad to recommend you the following interesting event to be held on January 12th at 14:30 (Beijing time).
2022 marks the beginning of the world’s largest free trade agreement, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
Against the backdrop of the ongoing global pandemic and a struggling global economy, the RCEP is expected to boost regional economic recovery and create economic momentum for years to come.
This edition of CDI webinar aims to provide a platform for open and inclusive dialogue between scholars from RCEP member countries, with the shared information and insights helping attendees to better understand and benefit from the RCEP.
- Among the wide range of topics covered by the RCEP agreement, which specific areas are suitable for the early harvests of win-win cooperation under the RCEP?
- How should RCEP member countries collaboratively build a resilient and safe regional supply chain and value chain, which facilitates the regional economic stability?
- How can local businesses adapt and benefit from the RCEP, especially the MSMEs that have been hit the hardest by the changing global economic landscape?
This webinar is made possible with the invaluable support from fellow think tanks. As we strengthen bonds with old friends, we look forward to building new friendships in 2022.
In order of appearance:
- Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation
- Institute of Developing Economies Japan External Trade Organization
- The Australian National University
- University of Auckland, New Zealand
- Korea Institute for International Economic Policy
- KSI Strategic Institute for Asia Pacific, Malaysia
- Thailand Development Research Institute
- Singapore Institute of International Affairs
- University of the Philippines Diliman
- Royal Academy of Cambodia
- Universiti Brunei Darussalam
- Central Institute for Economic Management, Vietnam
- Center for Strategic and International Studies, Indonesia
14:30-14:35 Welcome Remarks
Prof. Fan Gang, President of China Development Institute
Moderator: Dr. Guo Wanda, Executive Vice President of China Development Institute
14:35-15:30 Session One –The non-ASEAN perspective on the future of RCEP
Moderator: Dr. Guo Wanda, Executive Vice President, China Development Institute
- Dr. Song Zhiyong, Director of Asia Institute, Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation
- Mr. Umezaki So, Director of Development Studies Center, Institute of Developing Economies Japan External Trade Organization
- Prof. Peter Drysdale, Director of East Asian Bureau of Economic Research at the Australian National University
- Prof. Jane Kelsey, Professor of law, University of Auckland, New Zealand
- Prof. Sang Hun Lee, Cheif Representative of Beijing Office, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy
(* 10 mins for each speaker)
15:30-16:55 Session Two –The ASEAN perspective on the future of RCEP
Moderator: Dr. Michael Yeoh, President of KSI Strategic Institute for Asia Pacific, Malaysia
- Dr. WisarnPupphavesa, Senior Advisor, International Economic Relations, Thailand Development Research Institute
- Dr. Oh Ei Sun, Senior Fellow at Singapore Institute of International Affairs
- Prof. Joefe Santarita, Director of Asian Studies Center, University of Philippines Diliman
- Dr. Kin Phea, Director General of International Relations Institute of Cambodia, Royal Academy of Cambodia
- Prof. Ahmed Khalid, Dean of School of Business and Economics, Universiti Brunei Darussalam
- Mr. Nguyen Anh Duong, Director of Department for General Economic Issues and Integration Studies, Central Institute for Economic Management, Vietnam
- Dr. Fajar B. Hirawan, Researcher at the Department of Economics, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Indonesia
(* 10 min for each speaker)
16:55-17:00 Closing remarks
Dr. Michael Yeoh, President of KSI Strategic Institute for Asia Pacific, Malaysia