Engaging with China
"Engaging with China" ("China im Gespräch") aims at providing a platform for high-ranking speakers from both countries, to continue to explore economical, political and societal issues related to China and Germany. Experts are chosen not only for their high-quality input but also because they share the common belief that a more nuanced approach to China is needed, which involves questioning mainstream notions or oversimplistic linear narratives.

Contact and Registration

Thomas Henneberg
Phone: +49 (0)711 46084-977
Previous Events:

China’s Future - Assessing the State of the People’s Republic on the Eve of the 19th Communist Party Congress

September 28, 2017
  • Willy Wo-Lap Lam, Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • David Shambaugh, Professor at Elliott School for International Affairs, George Washington University

Feminism and Women Empowerment: Redefining the Role of Women in Contemporary China

July 12, 2017
  • Lü Pin, Chinese women's rights activist
  • Leta Hong Fincher, author
  • Janka Oertel, German Marshall Fund of the United States in Berlin

Of Citymakers and Social Innovators: How Chinese Cities Are Shaping the Country’s Future

November 29, 2016
  • Katja Hellkötter, Constellations International
  • Pan Tao, founder of "Ecoland Club", an allotment garden community south of Shanghai

The Future of China’s Civil Society

October 5, 2016
  • Nora Sausmikat, manager of the China program at the Stiftung Asienhaus
  • David Bandurski, author and editor of the "China Media Projects" at the University of Hong Kong
  • Shawn Shieh, acting manager at the labor organization "China Labour Bulletin" in Hong Kong

50 Years after the Cultural Revolution – How Dealing with the Past is Shaping China’s Future

July 13, 2016
  • Guobin Yang, Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania
  • Sebastian Veg, Professor at the School of Advanced Studies in Social Science, Paris
  • Xujun Eberlein, author

Mit dem Recht regieren - Chinas Justizreformen auf dem Prüfstand

November 12, 2015
  • He Weifang, Professor at Peking University
  • Sabine Stricker-Kellerer, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

China - India Relations Under Xi and Modi: Paradigm Shift or Business as Usual?

September 15, 2015
  • Kabir Taneja, journalist and scientist, currently at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute in Oslo
  • Wang Chengzhi, historian and professor at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences

Showdown or Slowdown: What to Expect for China’s Economic Developement 2015 and beyond

February 10, 2015
  • Yao Yang, China Center for Economic Research, National School of Development University Beijing, and Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow at Robert Bosch Academy
  • Carsten Herrmann-Pillath, Universität Witten/Herdecke

The PRC at 65: Where Is China Heading under Xi?

October 7, 2014, Berlin

  • Prof. Huang Jing, Director of the Centre on Asia and Globalisation, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore and Richard von Weizsäcker-Fellow of the Robert Bosch Academy

China's new foreign policy

May 22, 2014, Berlin

  • S.E. SHI Mingde, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China
  • Dr. Michael Schaefer, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, BMW Foundation Herbert Quand

Migrants and Megacities - China’s Urbanization Model under the Microscope

Oktober 15, 2013, Berlin

  • Shi Ming, Journalist, Author
  • Dr. Roland Winkler, Sinologist, Urban planner, MUDI