Global China Dialogue series (GCDs)


World in Turmoil

The road to peace and development is strewn with numerous risks and challenges. The international system and order are constantly changing, and there are profound changes in the balance of power.
       All countries, whether developing or developed, are having to adapt to this ever-shifting international and social environment, while the process of modernization in some countries has been interrupted or has spilled out to create global turmoil as a result of the conflicts and contradictions brought about by cultural, religious and social transformation.
       At the same time, rapid developments in technology and society have had a profound impact on patterns of thinking, behaviour and interaction and on the moral principles of different countries and groups.
       They have also constantly challenged established ideas of good governance, including the functions of government in the globalization era and the pros and cons of the participation of non-government organizations.
       The changes and challenges are myriad: digital technology, mobile communications and the popularization of the internet, the coexistence of cultural homogenization and diversity, ethnic and religious conflicts, the collision between giant multinational corporations and national sovereignty, changes in social norms as a result of scientific innovations, the decisive influence of regional economies on national economic development, the constraints of climate change and the discovery and adoption of new energy sources. Cultural diversity and transculturalism have become part of people’s daily life.
       Confronted with such challenges, national leaders devise development strategies that reflect both the status quo and their long-term goals. Business leaders and entrepreneurs also invest substantial resources in studying the impact of the changing international economy and financial order on the development of enterprises. Experts and scholars focus on the efficiency of global governance and cultural factors that have quietly exerted great influence, and explore how culture and ideology enhance global and social governance.
       Such efforts and initiatives are moves in the same direction: towards reaching an in-depth understanding of the knowledge systems of the human community and the development of a ‘global cultural sphere’ beyond any single culture, state or nationality, under the condition of global governance. Thus, the theme of the development and governance of China, Europe and the world has gradually become one of the key research interests of scholars worldwide.

China in a Changing World

China and the Chinese people are currently making an important contribution to the world order and shaping a global society. What are the important global issues that concern China? What are the Chinese ways of thinking and doing things with respect to global issues? We wish to engage Western audiences in dialogues on topics that arise from these questions, including development, education, economics, migration, the family, the environment, public health, human security and global governance.
       For nearly three decades, China has been implementing a ‘going out’ (走出去) policy to encourage its enterprises to invest overseas. The policy embraces not only the economy but also finance, language, culture, sciences, technology, social sciences, publishing and the media, and under its provisions an international investment bank (亚投行) has been established.
       Through his visits to 55 countries, President Xi Jinping himself has promoted the Belt and Road (B&R一带一路) regional development strategy and China’s governance model (治国理政). In his recent visit to the UK, he said ‘As our capabilities grow, we shall shoulder more responsibilities to the best of our ability and contribute China’s wisdom and strength to the world’s economic growth and global governance.’ In his keynote speech at the United Nations Office in Geneva in January 2017 Xi Jinping clarified the basic principles of China's participation in global governance. They are stay committed to building a world of lasting peace through dialogue and consultation, build a world of common security for all through joint efforts, build a world of common prosperity through win-win cooperation, build an open and inclusive world through exchanges and mutual learning, and make our world clean and beautiful by pursuing green and low-carbon development.

The Global China Dialogue series (GCDs)

In order to jointly build the human destiny community, dialogue is inessentially needed between China and the world on the above mentioned range of common concerns that our mankind faces. The Global China Dialogue series (GCDs) focus on these issues to enhance public understanding of current global affairs and common interests through public dialogue and discussion between Chinese and non-Chinese academics, experts, professionals and practitioners and interested laypeople, from interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives.
       In addition to universities, research institutions and professional think tanks, the GCDs also work closely with Chinese and other governments, international organizations, media and publishing units to track global hot topics over the long term period. It provides a high-end platform for the global public interests of China and Chinese participation in building global society and comprehensive governance of global society.  
        The GCDs are ongoing social creative activity, which brings Chinese and Western scholars and opinion leaders together in an ongoing project in social creativity, exploring transculturality and cultural generativity, contributing to the development of a ‘global cultural sphere’ beyond any single culture, state or nationality.
       The GCDs also develop the rules of ‘civilized dialogue’, encouraging both sides to listen to the other, understand cultural differences, respect local customs, accept different perspectives and acknowledge the common destiny of humanity. In particular, it explores new global governance, encompassing national governments, international organizations, multinational companies, NGOs and citizens, with a mission to build a harmonious, symbiosis-based human destiny community.
       The past and future programme of the series have been developed by continuing to work within the framework of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which accord with UNESCO’s mission of defending peace and the conditions for building sustainable development world through creative intelligence, as follows:

The founding 

        Global China Academy (Charity No.: 1154640; an affiliate member of the Academy of Social Sciences) has an overall mission of bringing comparisons with China into a worldwide conversation for the benefit of all. With its network and publications, the Journal of China in Comparative Perspective (JCCP) and book series, the GCDs aim to bring Chinese and Western thinkers together in debate and research that will generate shared endeavours to create a world that benefits all humankind. The GCDs showcase transcultural practice on global issues and governance by organizing events collaboratively between academia, government, international organizations and NGOs.
         The GCDs were founded by CCPN Global, YES Global (oung Entrepreneur Society Global) and UVIC Group in 2014. Official recognition came when GCD II became the only event to have a global and social scientific focus in the government designated 2015 Year of UK-China Cultural Exchange with the theme ‘Transculturality and New Global Governance’. It has received enthusiastic support from the Cultural Office of the Chinese Embassy to the UK, the Ministry of Culture of China, the British Council, the British Sociological Association, the Chinese Association of World Politics Studies, academic institutions and all the supporters and sponsors that are participating in this event. The Lau China Institute, King’s College London and Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China (RDCY), China were joint organizers.
        The GCD VI is organized jointly by Global China Academy, Centre for Applied Linguistics, University College London and the China Media Centre of the University of Westminster.

Organisers (in reverse order)

  • Global China Academy
  • Centre for Applied Linguistics, University College London
  • China Media Centre of the University of Westminster.
  • The Lau China Institute, King’s College London
  • Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China (RDCY), China
  • YES Global (oung Entrepreneur Society Global)

Organizing Committee (GCD 1-6 combined)


  • Professor Martin Albrow FAcSS, Honorary Vice-President of the British Sociological Association (BSA), Emeritus Professor of the University of Wales, UK
  • Professor Xiangqun Chang, Director of Global China Academy; Honorary Professor of University College London 
  • Professor Kerry Brown,  Director of  Lau China Institute, King’s College London
  • Professor Hugo de Burgh, Director of the China Media Centre, University of Westminster
  • Professor WANG Wen, Executive Dean of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China (RDCY), China

Members (in alphabetical order)

  • Dr Dongning Feng, Senior Lecturer, former Director of the Centre for Translation Studies, SOAS, University of London, UK
  • Mr Chris Henson, Membership Secretary, Society for Anglo-Chinese Understanding, UK
  • Professor Martin Jacques, Senior Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge, UK; Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University, China
  • Professor LI Qiang, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Tsinghua University; former President of Chinese Sociological Association, China    
  • Professor Wei Li FAcSS, Chair of Centre for Applied Linguistics, University College of London, UK
  • Professor LUO Jiaojiang, Dean of Institute of Social Development, Wuhan University, China; Former Deputy President of  Global China Academy, UK  
  • Professor Tony McEnery FAcSS, FRSA, Interim Chief Executive and Research Director, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), UK
  • Professor XIE Lizhong, Director of Research Centre for Social Theory, Peking University, China; Chinese President of Global China Academy
  • Professor ZHANG Letian, Director of the Centre for Social and Cultural Anthropology, Director of Contemporary China Social Life Data and Research Centre (CCSLC), Fudan University, China; and Former Chinese President of Global China Academy, UK
  • Professor ZHANG Xiaodong, Dean of Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Nanjing University of Finance & Economics; ECO of Agile Think Tank, China; Vice-President of Global China Academy.
Supporters (in alphabetical order)
  • Beijing Belt & Road Cooperative Community (BRCC)
  • CCPN Global, UK
  • Centre for European Reform (ECR), UK
  • Centre for Translation Studies, SOAS, University of London, UK
  • China–Europa Forum, France
  • China Society for Anthropology of Arts, China
  • Chopsticks Club, UK
  • Contemporary China Social Life Data and Research Center (CCSLC), Fudan University, China
  • ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science, UK
  • Global Century Press, UK
  • Global China Think Tank, UK
  • Journal of China in Comparative Perspective (JCCP)
  • London Confucius Institute (LCI), UK
  • London Society for Chinese Studies (LSCS), UK
  • Research Centre for Social Cultural Anthropology, Fudan University, China
  • Research Centre for Social Theory, Peking University, China
  • Research Centre for Studies of Sociological Theory and Methods, Renmin University of China
  • Society for Anglo–Chinese Understanding (SACU), UK
  • The British Postgraduate Network for Chinese Studies (BPCS), UK
  • The Meridian Society, UK
  • Zhejiang UK Association

Sponsors (in alphabetical order)

  • Agile Think Tank, China
  • UVIC Group, UK
  • Learning without Borders
  • National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), China
  • Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China (RDCY), China
  • Research Centre for Discourse and Communications, Zhenjiang University of Media and Communication, China
  • Shanghai Tenly Software Incorporated  
  • The Institute of Social Development, Wuhan University, China 
  • Hengyuanxiang Group, China   






      在过去的将近30年,中国实行了“走出去”战略, 鼓励中国企业在海外投资。该政策不仅仅涉及到经济,还涉及到金融、语言、文化、科学、技术、社科、出版业以及媒体,并按照其规则建立了亚投行。
      近年来,习近平主席访问了55个国家,推动他所倡导的“一带一路”的区域发展战略与中国的治国理政模型。他在2015年访英时说到,“随着中国实力上升,我们将逐步承担更多力所能及的责任,努力为促进世界经济增长和完善全球治理贡献中国的智慧和力量。” 2017年1月,习近平在日内瓦出席“共商共筑人类命运共同体”高级别会议发表的主旨演讲,阐明了中国参与全球治理的基本原则,即坚持对话协商,建设一个持久和平的世界; 坚持共建共享,建设一个普遍安全的世界;坚持合作共赢,建设一个共同繁荣的世界;坚持交流互鉴,建设一个开放包容的世界;坚持绿色低碳,建设一个清洁美丽的世界。


       除了大专院校、研究部门和专业智库之外,全球中国对 话/论坛也将与中国和其他国家政府、国际组织、媒体和出版单位等密切合作,长期跟踪全球热点话题,为中国和华人参与全球社会的社会建设和全球社会的综合治理、推进全球公共利益等提供了一个高端平台。
      全球中国对话系列将在联合国可持续发展目标 (SDGs) 的框架下展开活动,这符合联合国教科文组织的创造性才智并在人的思想中建立起保卫和平的屏障和可持续发展的条件。过去和未来几年的主题如下:


      全球中国对话系列是由全球中国比较研究会、全球青年企业家协会(YES Global)和UVIC集团于2014年发起的。2015年是中英文化交流年,第二届全球中国对话活动得到了中国驻英大使馆文化处、英国文化委员会、英国社会学会、中国世界政治研究会等机构、学术团体和参与活动的所有支持和赞助单位的鼎力相助。英国伦敦国王学院中国研究院和中国人民大学人大重阳金融研究院也曾联合主办过全球中国对话。


  • 全球中国学术院
  • 英国伦敦大学学院应用语言学中心
  • 英国威斯敏斯特大学中国传媒中心
  • 英国伦敦国王学院中国研究院
  • 中国人民大学人大重阳金融研究院
  • 全球青年企业家协会



  • 马丁·阿尔布劳教授,英国社科院院士,英国社会学会名誉副主席
  • 常向群教授,全球中国学术院院长(英国); 伦敦大学学院荣誉教授
  • 凯瑞·布朗教授,英国伦敦国王学院中国研究院院长
  • 戴雨果教授,英国威斯敏斯特大学中国传媒中心主任
  • 王文教授, 中国人民大学重阳金融研究院执行院长




  • 冯东宁博士,伦敦大学亚非学院语言系高级讲师
  • 王斯福教授,伦敦经济学院人类学系荣休教授 
  • 克里斯·汉森先生,英中了解协会秘书长
  • 马丁·雅克先生,英国剑桥大学政治和国际研究高级研究员
  • 李强教授,中国清华大学社会科学院院长;中国社会学学会前会长
  • 李嵬教授,英国社科院院士,伦敦大学学院教育研究所应用语言学中心主任
  • 罗教讲教授,中国武汉大学社会发展研究院院长;全球中国学术院副院长
  • 托尼·麦肯勒里教授,英国社科院院士,皇家艺术院院士,英国经济社会研究委员会代理首席执行官兼研究主任
  • 谢立中教授,中国北京社会理论研究中主任; 全球中国学术院中方院长
  • 张乐天教授,中国复旦大学社会文化人类学研究中心、当代中国社会生活资料中心主任,全球中国学术院中方院长
  • 张晓东教授,南京财经大学创新创业研究院院长; 中国敏捷智库CEC; 全球中国学术院副院长


  • 北京丝绸之路合作与发展促进会
  • 欧洲改革中心
  • 英国伦敦大学亚非学院翻译研究中心
  • 法国中欧社会论坛
  • 中国艺术人类学学会
  • 英国筷子俱乐部
  • 中国复旦大学当代社会生活资料研究中心
  • 英国社科语料库研究中心
  • 环球世纪出版社
  • 全球中国智库
  • 《中国比较研究》
  • 英国伦敦孔子学院
  • 伦敦中研
  • 中国复旦大学社会文化人类学研究中心
  • 中国北京大学社会理论研究中心
  • 中国人民大学社会学理论与方法研究中心
  • 英中了解协会
  • 英国汉学研究生学会
  • 英国浙江联谊会


  • 敏捷智库
  • 学无国界
  • 英国UVIC教育集团
  • 中国知网
  • 中国人民大学重阳金融研究院
  • 中国浙江传媒学院话语与传播研究中心
  • 上海天律信息技术有限公司
  • 武汉大学社会发展研究院
  • 中国恒源祥集团

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The above title is adapted from the China's development style in order for you to share our resources in a timely fashion. There is still a huge amount of work to be done. Your understanding, participation and generous support are highly appreciated!

为了与您及时分享我们的资源, 我们采纳中国发展的'边建设边使用'的做法,尚有大量的工作待做, 真诚地感谢您的理解、参与和慷慨赞助!

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