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

From November 14, 2013 until November 15, 2013
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New Development and Future Direction of

Asia Pacific Regional Economic Integration

November 14-15, 2013

Beijing, China


Program

Thursday, 14 Nov 2013

0845-0930 Opening Ceremony
Moderator
  • An Zhongli, CNCPEC

Welcome Remarks

Speaker:

  • Amb. Tang Guoqiang, CNCPEC

Keynote Speech

Speaker:

  • Sun Yuanjiang, MOFCOM, China
0930-0945 Coffee Break

0945-1200 Part I: Progress, Difficult Issues and Outlook of TPP Negotiations

Moderator:
  • Zou Mingrong, CNCPEC

Speakers:

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

Discussants
  • Deborah Elms, Temasek Foundation Centre for Trade & Negotiations (TFCTN)

  • Rob Scollay, APEC Study Centre

  • Shujiro Urata, Waseda University

  • Zhang Jianping, Department of International Economic Research Cooperation, NDRC, China
    pdf How far away is China from TPP? (77 KB)
1200-1330 Buffet Luncheon

1330- 1445 Part II: Progress, Difficult Issues and Outlook of RCEP, CJK, AEC, TTIP and Pacific Alliance

Moderator:
  • Wu Zhenglong, CNCPEC

Speakers:

AEC and RCEP CK,CJK,RCEP
CJK, RCEP
  • Shujiro Urata, Waseda University, Japan

Discussants
  • 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

Moderator
  • Shen Minghui, NIIS, CASS
Speakers:
  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 Discussants:
  • Inkyo Cheong, Inha University, Korea

  • Wang Jinbo, Research Academy of Commerce, China

  • Kaoru Nabeshima, IDE-JETRO, Japan

  • Zhao Jianglin, NIIS, CASS, China

1800-2000 Welcome Reception
  • 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, 15 November 2013

0845-1000 Part IV: The Regional Integration Strategy of the ASEAN and Various Economies

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

Speakers:
  • Christopher Findlay, University of Adelaide, Australia (on Australia)
    pdf Mega-regionalism in Asia Pacific (116 KB)

  • Tan Khee Giap, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (on ASEAN and Singapore)

  • Rodrigo Contreras, Trade Consultants, Chile (on Chile)

Discussants:
  • 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

1000-1015 Coffee Break

1015-1215 Part V: Work towards FTAAP, while pushing forward the Rule-based Multilateral Trading System; the role of APEC in this Aspect

Moderator:
  • Amb. Tang Guoqiang, CNCPEC

Speakers:


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

Discussants:
  • 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

1215-1230 Concluding Remarks

1230-1400 Buffet Lunch