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CNCPEC Seminar: New Development & Future Direction of Asia Pacific Regional Economic Integration

From November 13, 2013 until November 14, 2013
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New Development and Future Direction of

Asia Pacific Regional Economic Integration

November 14-15, 2013

Beijing, China



Thursday, Nov 14



Opening Ceremony



  • An Zhongli, CNCPEC


Welcome Remarks



  • Amb. Tang Guoqiang, CNCPEC


Keynote Speech



  • Sun Yuanjiang, MOFCOM, China



Coffee Break



Part I: Progress, Difficult Issues and Outlook of TPP Negotiations


  • Zou Mingrong, CNCPEC



The US’s consideration and latest position on TPP

The implications of Japan’s participation in TPP negotiation and other negotiating parties’ attitude towards Japan’s participation

  • Masahiro Kawai, ADBI

Progress and difficult issues of TPP negotiations and the outlook



  • Deborah Elms, Temasek Foundation Centre for Trade & Negotiations (TFCTN)
  • Rob Scollay, APEC Study Centre,University of Auckland Business School, New Zealand
  • Shujiro Urata, Waseda University
  • Zhang Jianping, Department of International Economic Research Cooperation, NDRC, China
    pdf pdf How far away is China from TPP? (77.93 kB) (77 KB) pdf


Buffet Luncheon


1330- 1445

Part IIProgress, Difficult Issues and Outlook of RCEP, CJK, AEC, TTIP and Pacific Alliance



  • Wu Zhenglong, CNCPEC






  • Shujiro Urata, Waseda University, Japan



  • Peter Petri, Brandeis University, USA
  • Tan Khee Giap, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
  • Christopher Findlay, University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Wang Yuzhu, NIIS, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)

1445- 1500

Coffee Break

1500 - 1730

Part III: Comparative Analysis of Similarities and Differences of Various RTAs and the Possibility of Convergence between them, esp. RCEP and TPP



  • Shen Minghui, NIIS, CASS


  1. Similarities and differences in objectives and principles
  2. Similarities and differences in Areas
  3. Similarities and differences in degree of liberalization of common areas
  4. Sensitive Issues

     5. The relations between TPP and RCEP and the possibilities of their final convergence


  • Inkyo Cheong, Inha University, Korea
  • Wang Jinbo, Research Academy of Commerce, China
  • Kaoru Nabeshima, IDE-JETRO, Japan
  • Zhao Jianglin, NIIS, CASS, China




  • Amb. Tang Guoqiang, CNCPEC

Keynote Speech: BRICS to promote the reshaping of the international landscape

Guest of Honor:

  • H.E. Mr. Ji Peiding, President, Association of Former Diplomats of China

Friday, November 15



Part IV: The Regional Integration Strategy of the ASEAN and Various Economies


  • Zhang Jianping, Department of International Economic Research Cooperation, NRDC, China



  • Winichai Chaemchaeng, International Institute for Asia-Pacific Studies, Bangkok University, Thailand
  • Hugh Stephens, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
  • Rob Scollay, APEC Study Centre, University of Auckland Business School, New Zealand
  • Lu Jianren, China-ASEAN Research Institute of Guangxi University


Coffee Break


Part V: Work towards FTAAP, while pushing forward the Rule-based Multilateral Trading System; the role of APEC in this Aspect


  • Amb. Tang Guoqiang, CNCPEC


In order to achieve FTAAP, what policies and measures should be taken to make the RTAs complementary rather than conflicting to each other

  • Zhang Yunling, CASS

How to push forward the WTO Doha Round in the current RTA talks?

The role of APEC in promoting regional economic integration

  • Matthew Goodman, CSIS, USA


  • Hugh Stephens, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
  • Masahiro Kawai, ADBI
  • Rob Scollay, APEC Study Centre, University of Auckland Business School, New Zealand
  • Liu Chenyang, APEC Study Center, Nankai University


Concluding Remarks



Buffet Lunch


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