The 3rd Romania - China Academic Round Table

The 3rd Romania - China Academic Round Table

“Challenges of Adjusting to a Changing World Economy in the 21st Century”

20-21 September, 2018


Romanian Academy (RA)

The Institute for World Economy (IWE)

Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Beijing

The institute of World Economics and Politics (IWEP)

The Institute of European Studies (IES)

The Institute of Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies (IREECAS)

Institute of Sociology (IS)

Institute of International and Public Affairs, Tongji University, Shanghai


Venue: Hotel International, 27 Cauzasi Street, 8th Floor, Panoramic Hall

FIRST DAY - September the 20th 2018

9.00 – 9.30 – Registration

9.30 – 10.00 – Welcome Speeches


Session 1: Global Economic Power Shifts and the Nascent New World Order. China’s role of a game-changer.

PART 1 Chair: Prof. Dr. SIMONA MOAGĂR-POLADIAN, Director-General IWE/RA

10.00 - 10.15 – Prof. Dr. SUN ZHANGZHI, Director-General IREECAS/CASS Achievements and Prospects of People-to-People and Cultural Cooperation under Belt-and-Road Framework. 10.15 - 10.30 – H.E. DORU COSTEA, Former Ambassador of Romania to R.P.China, China's International Policy in the New Era: Chinese Characteristics at Home and Abroad.

10.30 - 10.45 – Prof. Dr. KONG TIANPING, Senior Research Fellow, IES/CASS, The rise of Economic Nationalism and China’s Response.

10.45 – 11.00 - Prof. Dr. FLORIN BONCIU, Romanian-American University and Head of Dept. IWE/RA, The Chinese development model and the multi-polar world. Exploring the possibility of adapting and adopting this model by other countries.

11.00 -11.15 – ELKE FIMMEN, Research Fellow, International Schiller Institute, Wiesbaden/DE, The Spirit of the New Silk Road – A global Revolution of Creativity and Progress. 11.15 - 11.30 – Dr. KATJA BANIK, Sorbonne Nouvelle/FR, China’s Security State Agenda. 11.15 – 11. 45 - Q/A session



Chair: Prof. Dr. ZHOU YUNFAN, Deputy Director IES/CASS

11.45-12.00 – Prof. Dr. SARMIZA PENCEA, Senior Research Fellow, Head of Dept. IWE/RA, The Looming US-China Trade War and its Potential Consequences. 12.00 – 12.15 – Dr. LI YUANFANG, Research Fellow, IWEP/CASS, China’s Integration into the World Economy

12.15-12.30 – Dr. ANDREEA-EMANUELA DRĂGOI, ANA CRISTINA BÂLGĂR, Research Fellows, IWE/AR, Sino-Russian rapprochement and its Impact on Global Dynamics.

12.30-12.45 – Dr. XU FAYIN, Research Fellow IS/CASS, Belt and Road and Globalization: the Perspective of Globalization-Constituting Theory

12.45-13.00 – Dr. EDITH MIHAELA DOBRESCU, Prof. Dr. EMILIAN M. DOBRESCU, IWE/RA and RA, Artificial Intelligence (AI) - the technology that shapes the world 13.00-13.30 - Q/A session 13.30 – 15.00 - Lunch/ Hotel International

Session 2: The European Union Current Challenges, Responses and Outlook. Challenges and Opportunities in China-EU Relations. Chair: Prof. Dr. SUN ZHANGZHI, Director-General IREECAS/CASS

15.00 – 15.15 - Prof. Dr. XAVIER RICHET, Sorbonne Nouvelle/FR, Western Balkans integration, the EU and the Format 16+1: Cooperation, Complementarity, Rivalry?

15.15-15.30 – Prof. Dr. Petre Prisecaru, Senior Research Fellow, Head of Dept. IWE/AR, The European Integration Process: between Two-speed Europe and Federal Europe

15.30-15.45 – Dr. DORINA CLICHICI, Research Fellow, IWE/RA, Challenges and perspectives of the EU–China investment relations in the light of rising global protectionism risks

15.45-16.00 - Dr. ALINA LIGIA DUMITRESCU, Research Fellow IWE/AR, Challenges and Opportunities of the EU Migration Policy. Is China a Provider of Additional Workforce for the EU?

16.00-16.15 – Prof. Dr. ISKRA BALKANSKA, Head of Dept., Economic Research Institute/Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (ERI-BAS), China’s Strategies Regarding FDI to EU countries.

16.00-16.15 – Prof. Dr. MANUELA UNGURU, Senior Research Fellow, IWE/RA, Options and Political Implications of a New EU long-Term Climate Strategy.

16.15-16.45 - Q/A session


SECOND DAY - September the 21st 2018

Session 3: China, Romania and the CEE countries – Challenges, Opportunities and Prospects of Cooperation under the 16+1 and Belt and Road Initiative.



9.30-9.45 – Prof. Dr. LIU ZUOKUI, Head of Dept. IES/CASS, Director of the Secretariat Office of the 16+1 Think-Tanks, Financial Cooperation between China and CEECs.

9.45–10.00 – Prof. Dr. DRAGANA MITROVIC, University of Belgrade, Director of the Institute for Asian and Far Eastern Studies, Six Years of 16+1 Framework of Cooperation: In Between-EU, Expectations and Limitations

10.00-10.15 – Dr. ANDREI RĂDULESCU, Research Fellow IWE/RA, The New Silk Road - Recent Developments and Prospects.

10.30-10.45 – Prof. Dr. GAO GE, Head of Dept. IREECAS/CASS, 16+1 Cooperation: Considering Three Pairs of Relationships.

10.45-11.00 – Dr. CRISTIAN MOISOIU, RĂZVAN VOINESCU, Research Fellows IWE/RA, Belt and Road Initiative and Possible Implications for CEECs. 

11.00 - 11.30 - Q/A session 

11.30 – 12.00 – Coffee break 


PART 2 Chair: Prof. Dr. LIU ZUOKUI, Head of Dept. IES/CASS, Director of the 16+1 Think Tanks Secretariat 

12.00–12.15 – Dr. SUN JIE, Senior Research Fellow IWEP/CASS, Challenges, Opportunities and Prospects of Cooperation under the 16+1 and Belt and Road Initiative. 

12.15 -12.30 – Prof. Dr. SONG LILEI, Associate Professor at Tongji University, Shanghai, People-to-People Communication: A Case Study of Education Cooperation between China and CEECs from 2006-2016. 

12.30-12.45 – Dr. JU WEIWEI, Assistant Professor IES/CASS, Transport Infrastructure Construction Cooperatio between China and CEECs. 

12.45-13.00 - Dr. GEORGE CORNEL DUMITRESCU, Research Fellows IWE/RA, Romania’s Place on OBOR’s Corridors. 

13.00 -13.15 – Dr. XU GANG, Associate Research Fellow, IREECAS/CASS, Sino-Romanian Relations under the Framework of Relations between China and Central Eastern Europe: A Perspective of Local Cooperation. 

13.15-13.30 – Dr. IULIA MONICA OEHLER SINCAI, Research Fellow IWE/RA, How Is the BRI Influencing the Cooperation Relations and Partnerships in Asia-Pacific? 


14.30 – 16.30 Lunch/ Hotel International