Eighth Annual Workshop on EU-China/Asia Relations in Global Politics – Coping with Disruption: Dimensions of Digitalisation in Europe and Asia

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Programme

8th Workshop on EU-China/Asia Relations in Global Politics

Coping with Disruption: Dimensions of Digitalisation in European and Asia”

The Westin Singapore Hotel,Singapore

13-15 March 2019

DAY 1 – Wed, 13 March 2019 – The Westin Singapore

19.00    Reception – The Westin Singapore – 12 Marina View Asia Square Tower 2, Singapore 018961

Welcoming Remarks

  • Dr. Peter HEFELE, Director of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung – Regional Project Energy Security and Climate Change Asia Pacific (RECAP), Hong Kong SAR / PR China.

Opening Remarks

  • H.E. Karsten WARNECKE, Executive Director of the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF).
  • Prof. POON King Wang, Director Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore

DAY 2 – Thu, 14 March 2019 – The Westin Singapore

08.30    Registration – Westin Singapore – 12 Marina View Asia Square Tower 2, Singapore 018961

09.00    Introduction to Workshop & Method

  • Maximilian RECH, Programme Director and Assistant Professor for International Affairs, ESSCA School of Management, Shanghai

09.15    Session 1 – Digitalisation of Energy and Resource Systems

  • Dr. Maria FRANCESCH, Principal Consultant of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung – Regional Project Energy Security and Climate Change Asia Pacific (RECAP)

Presentations (each 10 min)

  • Dr. Giorgio CARIDI, LUMSA University. E-governance & Sustainable Management: How to Improve Consumption by Using E-Government Systems in Companies.
  • Gabriela RADU, Independent Researcher. Cloud IoT Adoption in the Energy Industry.
  • Meena BILGI, Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resources Management (WOCAN). Natural Resources Management and Digitalization – A case for Women Farmers in India.

Questions & answers

  • Felisa FALCON, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Regional Project Energy Security and Climate Change Asia Pacific (RECAP). Improving Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of the Green Climate Fund Through Digitalization.
  • Evangjelia SALI, Fudan University. The Geopolitics of Energy Digitalisation and the Implications for EU-China Relations
  • Dr. WANG Xiaoguang, China University of Petroleum (Beijing). Riding the Wave of Digitalization – Chinese National Oil Companies’ Approaches.

Moderated discussion with questions & answers

10.30    Coffee Break

11.00    Session 2 – Digital Governance & Smart City Management (I)

  • Dr. Detlef SPRINZ, Senior Scientist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany (PIK)

Presentations (each 10 min)

  • Prof. XU Yang, Peking University. Public Transportation in Smart City Management based on Mass Customization.
  • Dr. Ali CHESHMEHZANGI, The University of Nottingham Ningbo China. Smart City Governance and Divergence of Institutional Structures and Arrangements: The Case of China.
  • Waltraut RITTER, Knowledge Dialogues and University of Hong Kong. Data Governance in Cities: The Politics of Urban Data Management.

Questions & answers

  • Prof. XI Zhenyan, Sichuan University. The Construction of Smart Cities in China – A Case Study of Chengdu.
  • Dr. Maria FRANCESCH, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung – Regional Project Energy Security and Climate Change Asia Pacific (RECAP). Technological Innovation and Climate Resilience for the Greater Bay Area of China.

Moderated discussion with questions & answers

12.30    Lunch

14.00    Session 3 – Digitalisation of Financial Markets and Investment

  • Dr. Sonia CHIKH M’HAMED, Assistant Professor and Research Coordinator at ESSCA School of Management, Shanghai.

Presentations (each 10 min)

  • Prof. Jörn-Carsten GOTTWALD, Ruhr University Bochum. Managing Disruption: The EU, the PRC and the Fintech Revolution.
  • Dr. SHENG Jin, National University of Singapore, Centre for Banking and Finance Law. Cryptocurrency and FinTech Related Financial Risk: An International Perspective.

Questions & answers

  • Dr. Andrei RADULESCU, Macroeconomic Research of Banca Transylvania and Researcher at Romanian Academy. Digital Revolution and Equity Risk Premium – Recent Developments in China, Germany and USA.
  • Prof. Harvinder SINGH, Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad (India). Reviewing the Data Localisation Norms for Fin Tech companies in India and China

Moderated discussion with questions & answers

15.30    Coffee Break

16.00    Session 4 – Digital Manufacturing Strategies and the Internet of Things

  • Prof. Jörn-Carsten GOTTWALD, Chair of East Asian Politics at Ruhr University Bochum.

Presentations (each 10 min)

  • Dr. Frauke AUSTERMANN, ESSCA School of Management. Digitalisation and Agile Methods: A Question of Culture?
  • Prof. ZHANG Junhua, European Institute for Asian Studies. Europe and Huawei’s 5G – The Implication of the Emergence of Two Digital Systems and Beyond.

Questions & answers

  • Dr. ZHAO Wei, Institute for Pearl-River-Delta Reform & Development (IPRD) / Centre d’Economie de Paris Nord and Maximilian RECH, ESSCA School of Management. Manufacturing Strategies of Nations and the Varieties of Capitalism: Perspective on China Germany, Japan and the United States

Moderated discussion with questions & answers

17.30    Meeting in Lobby & Departure – Bus transfer to venue

18.00    Dinner Empress’ Restaurant

Venue: 1 Empress Place, #01-03, Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore, 179555.
Tel: +65 6776 0777

DAY 3 – Fri, 15 March 2019 – The Westin Singapore

08.30    Registration – Westin Singapore – 12 Marina View Asia Square Tower 2, Singapore 018961

09.00    Session 5 – Digital Governance & Smart City Management (II)

  • Dr. Peter HEFELE, Director of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung – Regional Project Energy Security and Climate Change Asia Pacific (RECAP), Hong Kong SAR / PR China.

Presentations (each 10 min)

  • Dr. Nikola ZIVLAK, EMLyon Business School, Shanghai, China. Smart Cities along the Belt and Road –  Digital China Education Town in Changle, Fujian
  • Dr. Sonia CHIKH M’HAMED, ESSCA School of Management, Shanghai. Digitalisation and the Rise of Fintech in China: Implications and Regulatory Policies.

Questions & answers

  • TSANG Ching Ka, Charles David ICASIANO, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University Singapore. and Mary Ann QUIRAPAS, National University Singapore. Public-Private Partnerships on Smart Surveillance in Singapore.
  • Donasius PATHERA, Peking University. Managing Digitalised Smart Cities: The Case of China.

Moderated discussion with questions & answers

10.30    Coffee Break

10.45    Session 6 – Digital Governance & Smart City Management (III)

  • Waltraut RITTER, Knowledge Dialogues and University of Hong Kong. Data Governance in Cities: The Politics of Urban Data Management.

Presentations (each 10 min)

  • Dr. Una Aleksandra BĒRZIŅA-ČERENKOVA, Riga Stradins University China Studies Centre. The rise of the APP-based Medicine in China in the Context of the Yi/Li Debate (义利之辨)
  • Prof. Andreea GRIGOROVSCHI, Strasbourg National School of Architecture. and Cristiana MAZZONI UMR AUSser 3329 (MC-CNRS). E-governance and exploratory scenarios for smart and liveable mobility projects.

Questions & answers

  • Krithika SUBRAMANIAN, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. Public Health Management – An analysis of the SARS Outbreak of 2003 in Beijing and the Impact of Digital Health Systems in Combating Future Outbreaks.
  • HAO Nan, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. Big Data + Poverty Alleviation: China’s Precisely Targeted Poverty Alleviation — A Case Study on Guizhou Province.

Moderated discussion with questions & answers

12:15    Concluding Remarks

  • Dr. Peter HEFELE, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung – Regional Project Energy Security and Climate Change Asia Pacific (RECAP), Hong Kong SAR / PR China &
  • Maximilian RECH, ESSCA School of Management, Shanghai.

12:30    Lunch & UACES Best Paper Award

  • Dr. Frauke AUSTERMANN, Associate Researcher at the ESSCA EU-Asia Institute

14:00    Study Trip to the Info-Communications Media Development Authority.

Venue: 10 Pasir Panjang Road #03-01, Maple Tree Business City, Singapore 117438.

18.00    Farewell Dinner

20.00    End of Workshop & Departure of Participants