GSF Seminar: ‘China In The 21st Century – Changing The Face Of Global Power And Economics: Implications For The World And The UK’

IMG_2413GSF held a seminar on China on Wednesday 9th October 2013 at 4.15pm-6.15pm in Committee Room 4A of the House of Lords, which was chaired by Lord Lothian, Chairman of Global Strategy Forum and the Rt Hon the Lord Howell of Guildford, Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (2010-2012), who also opened the seminar.

IMG_2419The panellists included: Isabel Hilton OBE, Writer, Broadcaster, Editor; Founder and Editor of; Nigel Inkster CMG, Director of Transnational Threats and Political Risk, IISS; Jonathan Paris, Senior Fellow, South Asia Center, Atlantic Council; Lord Sassoon, Chairman, China-Britain Business Council (2013-); Commercial Secretary, HM Treasury (2010-2013); Sir David Tang KBE, Entrepreneur, businessman, founder of the China Club and Shanghai Tang; Professor Odd Arne Westad, Professor of International History, LSE and Director of LSE IDEAS; Roderic Wye, Associate Fellow, Chatham House; Head, Asia Research Group, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (2002-2011).

IMG_2415We were delighted to be joined by the Hon Kevin Rudd MP, Prime Minister of Australia (2007-2010, 2013), who also addressed the seminar.

Mr. Miao Deyu, Counsellor and Head of the Press Section at the Chinese Embassy,  concluded the seminar by responding to the remarks of the panellists.

Please click here for the seminar programme and here for the list of speaker biographies.

Transcripts will be available in due course.

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