[Bangkok, September 2nd 2019] Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) Founding Dean and Professor of China Business and Globalization, Xiang Bing delivers key speeches at two high level frontier policy forums in Bangkok, Thailand, to address topical trade and development concerns of interest in the Asia-Pacific. As part of a joint seminar program between the Phuathai Party and the Institute of Thailand Transformation, Dean Xiang Bing delivered a keynote speech on ‘China’s Transformation and its Potential Global Implications.’ As part of the International Institute for Trade and Development’s 2019 Trade and Development Regional Forum, Dean Xiang addressed the forum on ‘Creating a New Breed of Disruptive Entrepreneur’ amongst a panel of prominent guests.
Dean Xiang Bing delivering his keynote speech at the Forum
At the joint forum between the Phuathai Party and the Institute of Thailand Transformation, Dean Xiang delivered a keynote speech on ‘China’s Transformation and its Potential Global Implications.’ The Dean emphasized the importance of ASEAN-China’s economic ties and the importance of ASEAN’s role in reforming the global trade and investment system. During his speech he raised key issues on the reemergence of China and its development model since 1978, as well as potential limitations of the model such as value capturing, income inequality and social issues, whilst also addressing the contributing factors to China’s success, such as its political system, the role state capitalism has played, the role of the private sector and the global environment.
Dean Xiang Bing joining notable guests onstage
As part of the forum, Dean Xiang also joined fellow distinguished panelists in discussing ‘The Impact of the China-US trade war: The Status of the Strategy and Coping of Thailand’ and the current and emerging trends relating to trade tensions as a consequence of technology. Dean Xiang unraveled the structural and systemic implications on emerging economic, social and trade policy landscapes within the region and globally, alongside Ms. Khunying Sudarat Keeraraphand, Chairman of the Pheu Thai Party Strategy, Former Minister of Public Health and former Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives; Mr. Kittirat Na Ranong, Deputy Head of the Party for Thailand, Former Deputy Prime Minister, Former Minister of Finance and Former Minister of Commerce; Dr. Bundit Nijathaworn, President of the Public Policy for Social and Governance Foundation and Former Deputy Governor of the Bank of Thailand; Assistant Professor Dr. Anusorn Thamajai, Former Director of Policy and Public Debt Management at the Ministry of Finance and Former Dean of the Faculty of Economics at Rangsit University; and Dr. Viroj Ali, Teacher of the Faculty of Political Science at Thammasat University.
Dean Xiang Bing alongside fellow guest panels Sara Elder and Dr. Toshio Obi
Dean Xiang was also invited to the International Institute for Trade and Development’s 2019 Trade and Development Regional Forum themed ‘Trade, Technology and Future Tension: Limitless Opportunities and Threats’ as a guest speaker on a panel alongside Dr. Toshio Obi of Waseda University and Sara Elder, Head Economist at the International Labour Organization Asia Pacific, to discuss whether we are in a ‘Technology Driven Society or Society Driven Technology?’ As part of the dialogue, Dean Xiang discussed the importance of identifying new leadership structures and strategic pathways to capture the future opportunities in technology. He expounded on China’s vision of technology, why a new breed of entrepreneur is needed, and how this can in turn help Asia advance its sustainable development goals and its prosperity.