Copenhagen Business Confucius Institute

Superelection Year in Europe – A Perspective From Germany on the New International Order

May 11, 2017, 11 a.m.

Abstract: Denmark’s Ambassador to Germany since 2015, Friis Arne Petersen, was Denmark’s Ambassador to China from 2010 to 2015 and before that Denmark’s Ambassador to the U.S. from 2005 to 2010. Based upon his experience from three important capitals: Washington, Beijing and now Berlin, the lecturer will present his perspective ...

Danish-Chinese Relations Since 1949 and the Perspective Until 2049

March 20, 2017, 4 p.m.

Abstract: How will European-Chinese and Danish-Chinese relations develop over the next 10, 20 and 30 years in regard to trade and co-operation within economy, innovation, science, education and culture? China’s former Ambassador to Denmark from 2002 to 2006, Mr. Zhen Jianguo will share his assessment and his best forecast with ...

The Mukden Tiger and his Danish Weapons Advisor

March 9, 2017, 10 a.m.

A unique peek into the life and times of the mightiest warlord in China during the chaotic 1920s, as well as expat life in the capital of Northeast China, Shenyang. Robert Christensen, a Dane, went to Mukden (present day Shenyang) in 1922 accompanying the Manchurian Warlord Zhang Zuolin's biggest ever ...

Confucian China in a Changing World Cultural Order

Nov. 8, 2016, 10 a.m.

Abstract:The Professor Roger T. Ames’ unique interpretations and translations of classical Chinese texts written by Confucius, Lao Zi and Sun Zi have changed a whole generation’s view of Chinese philosophy in the West and have made Chinese classics more accessible to Western readers. His works have addressed centuries-long misunderstandings of ...

Whither China – In which Direction is China Developing?

Oct. 5, 2016, 10 a.m.

Abstract: The title Whither China – “What is happening in China?” – is as old as the very first European scholars and observers of China. Their question is still valid today: How stable is China’s economy, what does China’s rise as a major power implicate for the rest of the ...

The Change in Chinese Foreign Policy under Xi Jinping

Sept. 29, 2016, 10 a.m.

Abstract:The G20 Summit, held on 4 and 5 September 2016 in Hangzhou once more drew worldwide attention to China. As an emerging world power, China’s growing economy and increased productivity have contributed to its ascendancy as a major player in international affairs. While international scholars – in particular Western scholars ...

China's Economic Bearing on Europe - Is this just the beginning?

Sept. 27, 2016, 10 a.m.

  Abstract: Since China’s entry into the WTO 15 years ago, European and Chinese trade and commercial co-operation have increased immensely. What will European-Chinese economic co-operation look like in 10 to 15 years? Will China be stable and continue its economic development? Will Chinese investments into Europe continue in a ...

“How To Win Over The Red Queen”

Sept. 15, 2016, 3 p.m.

Abstract: “How to Win Over the Red Queen” is the title of Humphrey Lau’s new book on doing business in China. (In Danish: Slå den røde dronning.) If you wish to be a winner at the Chinese you will have to “win over”, convince, attract and co-operate with your Chinese ...

(Easily?) Made for China

June 7, 2016, 4 p.m.

Abstract:How to sell your goods on the Chinese market through global collaborations? It is quite simple, isn’t it? But how and where to start? Should you add a Chinese item to your product portfolio? Or should you rather sell your ‘Danish Design’ items to Chinese consumers? How and where to ...

Government support and firm growth in China

June 7, 2016, 10 a.m.

Abstract: As increasing government support programs have been carried out to tackle the constraints such as fund-raising difficulties faced by technology-based SMEs and to accelerate their growth, more studies of these support programs are needed. This paper theoretically examines government support programs’ influence on the development of technology-based SMEs, and ...

A Changing China

May 13, 2016, 10:30 a.m.

Abstract: China is undergoing profound changes as the country is trying to replace an increasingly outdated economic model – which has delivered exceptional economic growth for three decades – with a model suited for a maturing and more advanced economy. The changes are taking place against a back drop of ...

CHINA – RESTRUCTURING AND REFORM: HAVE THE TWIN PROCESSES BEGUN?

May 4, 2016, 10 a.m.

Abstract: The economic transition to a “new normal” of slower growth involves both restructuring and reform. Restructuring involves a shift in demand (toward domestic and consumption) and in supply (toward services and away from heavy industry).  Reform involves creating new institutions that facilitate restructuring and improving productivity.  Through 2015, there ...

Perspectives on Doing Business in China

April 25, 2016, 4 p.m.

Abstract:Doing business in China is different from doing business in Europe. To comprehend the Chinese political agenda and to operate well in a Chinese cultural context is just as important as to have a strong product and a clear strategy. Based upon own experiences in China, the speaker will examine ...

The Chinese Dream - Challenges for China and the World

Dec. 15, 2015, 4 p.m.

Abstract:According to Xi Jinping, the Chinese dream is about the nation's great rejuvenation, which is about to come true after more than 170 years of tireless campaigning since the Opium Wars. In the new book “The Chinese Dream - Challenges for China and the world”, the former Swedish Ambassador to ...

From China’s Rise to The China Dream

Nov. 5, 2015, 3:15 p.m.

Abstract:Since the beginning of the 21st century, China has attained prominence economically, politically and strategically at a faster rate than any other rising power in world history. It has happened more abruptly than anyone had been able to foresee, including China’s own leaders. Consequently, it has faced Beijing with the ...

Successful and Less Successful Danish Companies in China

Oct. 13, 2015, 4 p.m.

Abstract:Numerous Danish companies have been successful in China, not only over the last 30 years, but also in a much longer perspective. Why is that? Because they adapted well to Chinese ways of doing business or because they didn’t change their business model much? Some Danish companies have not been successful ...

China & US Relations

Oct. 6, 2015, 4 p.m.

  Abstract:Since the beginning of this century, China has grown fast and become a rising power in the world, economically as well as militarily. Historical experience shows that war may happen between a large existing power and a rising power. After China and the US established diplomatic relations in 1979, ...

Environmental Sustainable Development in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta

Sept. 3, 2015, 3:30 p.m.

Abstract:The Pearl River Delta in South China has seen phenomenal growth over the last decades and with that, significant environmental impacts. Air and water quality have deteriorated, noise increased, and the provision of secure sources of food and treating waste have been tested. Hong Kong has been one of the ...

China’s Urbanization – Challenges and Opportunities

May 22, 2015, 11:50 a.m.

Abstract:By 2030, over a billion people will live in China’s cities by requiring construction on a scale never before seen. This gives China a unique opportunity to create and develop its cities in a way that supports economic growth, preserves the environment, delivers the highest possible quality of life for ...

China’s Cultural Challenges – Before and Now

May 8, 2015, 1 p.m.

Abstract:Chinese contemporary culture still struggles with the aftermath of a traumatic experience: The fundamental change of cultural patterns und values following the encounter with Western imperialistic powers and its culture during 19th and 20th century. The result are loss of its own cultural traditions and great uncertainty about today’s Chinese ...

Chinese Developments from 2005 to 2015 – Same-Same But Different

May 5, 2015, 4 p.m.

Abstract:Over the last ten years, China has witnessed an extraordinary economic development. In 2005, China was the world’s fourth largest economy. By 2015, it was the second largest. China’s economy grew four-fold from 2005 to 2014, the leadership changed from the staid and risk-averse government style of Hu Jintao to ...

Trading with China – For Real

March 23, 2015, 4 p.m.

  Abstract: You want to have your own products manufactured in China and import the products to Denmark. It is quite simple, isn’t it? But how and where in China to find a competent Chinese producer? How to negotiate the price, product specification, packaging, quality control, payments and delivery time? ...

Human Rights in China - The Accomplishments of one NGO over 25 Years

March 20, 2015, 10 a.m.

  Abstract:Round table meeting on human rights in China and on the results which one NGO – Dui Hua – has achieved through interaction and negotiations with Chinese authorities over a period of 25 years. In his presentation, Executive Director John Kamm, Founder of Dui Hua Foundation, looks back and ...

China’s Rural Migrant Workers: The View of a Social Worker and of a Researcher

Dec. 3, 2014, 1 p.m.

Abstract:A 2012 survey by the National Bureau of Statistics of China showed that in 2011, the count of rural migrant workers reached 253 million. The number continues climbing as migrants continue seeking prosperity in cities, resulting in a huge urbanization movement, while their labour fuels China’s emergence as a leading ...

Entrepreneurship in China: Lessons from an Academic's Flirtation with Reality

Nov. 19, 2014, 4 p.m.

Abstract:What forces have unleashed the largest entrepreneurial and private venture creation in history? How does is China's experience differ from Western understanding of new venture creation, and what can business people and other savants learn of entrepreneurship in China? Specifically, what should foreign entrepreneurs in China consider in new venture ...

Chinese, Islamic and Western Culture. Does the Difference Matter for Development?

Sept. 11, 2014, 5 p.m.

Abstract:China is a success. Egypt is a failure.  How much does culture matter?Based upon extended stays in Egypt, China and with a home address in Washington since 1971, Mr. Burmester will explore these questions and share with us his observations.About the speaker:Sven Burmester has a M.A. from Copenhagen University and ...

An Insider’s View on the Transformation of the Chinese Economy

Sept. 5, 2014, 4 p.m.

On September 5th 2014 CBCI invited Professor Li Yining, who is one of China’s leading economists, to give a lecture about the Transformation of the Chinese Economy. Professor Li Yining is a highly respected Chinese economist, who has long been involved in Chinese economic reform. On the lecture Professor Li ...

Human rights in China – past, present and future

April 28, 2014, 5 p.m.

On April 28th 2014, CBCI hosted a round table meeting on Human rights in China – past, present and future. After a presentation by Executive Director John Kamm, Founder of Dui Hua Foundation, a panel of four Danish China experts and scholars exchanged comments and views, including what is important ...

Doing Business in China

April 28, 2014, 5 p.m.

On April 28th, 2014, Mr. Tang Jun, CEO of Gaotime Information, Shanghai, gave a lecture on Doing Business in China. His lecture focused upon foreign companies’ lack of understanding of Chinese culture and the business environment in China.

Dealing with Chinese Business Leadership

Jan. 23, 2014, 5 p.m.

On January 23rd, 2014, Dr. Nandani Lynton, Leadership Development Director at A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S in Copenhagen gave a lecture at CBCI on Dealing with Chinese Business Leadership.