International Conference „The Chinese Way“ (中国道路国际论坛)

Berlin, Germany
20th Oct 2014
Deadline: 15th Sep 2014


The stunning economical miracle in China reminds many of the German economical miracle after World War II. However, China’s rise with almost 10% annual growth rate lasts already more than 30 years. This is certainly a unique achievement in both, global and historical scales. Mao Zedong has called China “Socialism with Chinese Characteristics”. Today, some people refer to the Chinese way as the Beijing Consensus.
For a long time, it looked like that there were only two, but rivaling ways of development: Capitalism or Communism. Many saw the end of the Cold War as the end of the competition of systems of societal organization. However, China has shown world history that there is another, a third way of development: A Manchester Capitalist Economy with some regulation and without the liberties known from other Developed Countries.
The conference will reflect the historical development of China, both in contrast to her own history and international history. Speakers will highlight aspects of society, economy, politics, culture, education, environment, corruption, power abuse, democratization and freedom. It will give an outlook on possible future developments.


The conference is public and will give 10 Chinese and 10 German experts opportunities for 15-minute presentations, each followed by 10 minutes discussion. Conference languages: Chinese and German (Interpretation will be provided).


Please submit proposals of presentations to the contact as indicated beneath. Speakers receive one of several reimbursement packages. Early registration recommended, deadline September 15, 2014.


Please register for participation. The 20 participants will be granted free lunch and dinner. Early registration recommended, deadline September 15, 2014.


Prof. Dr. Gregor Paul (German China Association, President), Prof. Dr. Martin Woesler,, phone  0721 816802, Klauprechtstr. 41, 76137 Karlsruhe, Germany.


Venue: Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz, Alexanderplatz 7, City Center (米特区), 10178 Berlin (柏林), Germany (德国)
Organizers: Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Marxism Institute (China), German China Association (Germany)






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