I Forum, Program
Organized by: China-Eurasia Council for Political and Strategic Research, Armenia and World Socialism Institute, School of International studies, Renmin University of China.
Supported by: Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Armenia.
April 8, 2022
Registration (13:30 Yerevan Time, 17:30 Beijing Time)
Welcome address and Opening Remarks (14:00-15:00)
H. E. Mr. Yong Fan (Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of People’s Republic of China to the Republic of Armenia).
Prof. Dr. Armen Darbinyan (Former Prime-Minister of the Republic of Armenia).
H. E. Ms. Zheng Wei (General Secretary, Good-Neighborliness, Friendship and Cooperation Commission of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization). (Via ZOOM).
Dr. Artur Martirosyan (Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of RA)
Dr. Robert Ghazaryan (Director, Institute of Oriental Studies, National Academy of Sciences, Armenia)
Dr. Zheng Yun-tian (Director, World Socialism Institute, Renmin University of China). (Via ZOOM).
Moderator:Dr. Mher Sahakyan (Director, China-Eurasia Council for Political and Strategic Research, Armenia and AsiaGlobal Fellow, AsiaGlobal Institute, University of Hong Kong).
Family Photo of Conference Speakers and Special Guests, Reception (15:00-15:40)
Panel 1: Armenian-Chinese Relations in a Changing World Order (16:00-17:00)
Dr. Bin MA (Deputy dean of the Center for SCO Studies, Institute of International Studies, Fudan University), “The Role of Sino-Armenian Relations in the New Eurasian Regional Order.” (Via ZOOM).
Dr. Mher Sahakyan (Director of China-Eurasia Council for Political and Strategic Research), Armenian-Chinese Relations in Multiplex Eurasian Order: Thoughts and Recommendations.”
Dr. Yun-tian Zheng (Director of the World Socialism Institute, Renmin University of China), “Strengthening the Cultural and Social Communication between China and Armenia in the Changing Era.” (Via ZOOM).
Dr. Ruben Elamiryan (Chairperson of the Department of World Politics and International Relations of Russian-Armenian University, Executive Officer of IPSA RC41 – Geopolitics), “Armenia-China Relations: Challenges and Opportunities in Changing Environment.”
Moderator: Mr. Sebastian Contin Trillo-Figueroa (Asia Global Fellow, AsiaGlobal Institute, University of Hong Kong)
Panel 2: Chinese and Armenian Cooperation in the Framework of Belt and Road Initiative (17:30-19:00)
Dr. Song Lilei (Tongji University), “Cooperation between China and Armenia under the Belt and Road Initiative.” (Via ZOOM).
Dr. Anahit Parzyan (Advisory board member of China-Eurasia Council for Political and Strategic Research), “China’s Digital Silk Road and Armenia , Can There be a Match?”
Dr. Liu Xu (Executive Director of Center for International Energy and Environment Strategy Studies, Renmin University of China), “Perspecitves of China-Armenia Cooperation in Energy Sphere.” (Via ZOOM).
Dr. Nare Haroyan (Advisor at the Ministry of Economy of Republic of Armenia), “From Armenian Market to China: The Growing Potential.”
Dr. Sun Chao (Centre of International Studies, Jiangsu Administration Institute), “Sino-Armenia Relations and Regional Security, Cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative.” (Via ZOOM).
Dr. Anna Zalinyan (Author of the book The Peculiarities of Public Administration of the Republic of Armenia and the People’s Republic of China. 2020,) “Sustainable Economic Cooperation between Armenia and China in a Changing world”.
Moderator: Dr. Zheng Yun-tian (Director of the World Socialism Institute, Renmin University of China)
All audience members are required to register for the conference till April 3. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org sending name, surname, working or studying place.
Dress Code: business attire or national dress.
Working language: English
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