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Beyond Clichés – China’s Political and Economic Strategies

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
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For many people, the image of China as an “extended workbench” of the West is paramount. However, China is passing through a differentiated development. What strategies for dealing with inequality is China deploying, both within its own borders and in the global market? How can the EU and China cooperate strategically and profitably?

Founder, the GO corporation, Hong Kong, Zurich
Senior Policy Fellow for China's Political Economy, MERICS - Mercator Institute for China Studies, Berlin
Partner, Chief Economist, Deloitte China, Bejing
Chief Executive Officer, Greiner Holding AG, Kremsmünster
Partner, Gaisberg Consulting; Member, ChinaCultureDesk - The China Information Company, Vienna

Marie SO

Founder, the GO corporation, Hong Kong, Zurich

Merrill Lynch, Lutron Electronics , Procter and Gamble BSC Economics; Engineering & Management Science, Northwestern University Business Development Manager, Procter and Gamble, Hong Kong MIPA, Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Hong Kong Senior Project Manager, Lutron Electronics, New York, China Advisor, Government of Dubai, Dubai Development and Investment Authority, Dubai, Hong Kong Consultant, United Nations Development Program, Suva MIPA, Department of Politics and Public Administration, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government Course Teaching Assistant, Advanced Microeconomics, Harvard University INSEAD, Social Entrepreneurship Executive Program Co-Founder; Chief Executive Officer, Shokay Internationanl Group, Hong Kong Senior Consultant, Center of Social Initiative Promotion, Ho Chi Minh City
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Marc SZEPAN

Senior Policy Fellow for China's Political Economy, MERICS - Mercator Institute for China Studies, Berlin

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Middlebury College, Vermont, USA Vice President, Aircraft Overhaul Lufthansa Technik Philippines, Inc., Manila, Philippines Project Manager, Aircraft Overhaul & VIP Jet Services Lufthansa Technik AG, Hamburg, Germany Senior Vice President, Airline Operations Solutions Lufthansa AG, Frankfurt a.M./Raunheim, Germany Master of Busniess Administration (M.B.A), Duke University, USA Regional Studies-East Asia, Master of Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA Doctor of Philosophy, Management Studies, University of Oxford, UK
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Sitao XU

Partner, Chief Economist, Deloitte China, Bejing

Economist for Indonesia, Korea and Thailand in Singapore, Working for MMS International of Standard and Poor's Group Regional Treasury Economist, Standard Chartered Bank Societe Generale's Chief Economist for Asia Head of Economics, ICBC Asia Various Positions, The Economist Group
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Dipl.-Betriebsw. (DH) Axel KÜHNER

Chief Executive Officer, Greiner Holding AG, Kremsmünster

Trainee, Daimler AG, Stuttgart Assistant to CFO, Daimler AG, NDL Rostock Head of Controlling, Daimler AG, NDL Bielefeld CFO, Daimler AG, NDL Bielefeld CFO, Daimler AG, NDL Weser-Ems, Bremen CFO, Daimler AG, NDL München CEO, Daimler AG, NDL Regensburg Member of Executive Board, Greiner Holding AG, Kremsmünster
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MA Verena NOWOTNY

Partner, Gaisberg Consulting; Member, ChinaCultureDesk - The China Information Company, Vienna

Journalist, profil, Cash Flow, News, Vienna Spokesperson, Austrian Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Hannes Farnleitner, Vienna Consultant for crisis management, Control Risks, Berlin Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs, Austrian Federal Chancellor Wolfgang Schüssel, Vienna Head of the China office, Austria Wirtschaftsservice, Shanghai Spokesperson for Austria's non-permanent membership, UN Security Council, New York
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Economic Symposium

show timetable

01.09.2015

08:00 - 10:30Charity Soccer Match – Good Game, Good PurposeSocial
12:00 - 12:50OpeningPlenary
13:30 - 14:20Understanding Inequality – an Empirical AssessmentPlenary
14:40 - 16:10Inequality of Opportunity – Causes, Impact and InterventionsPlenary
16:10 - 16:30Political CornerPlenary
16:30 - 20:00ecoplus Lower-Austria EveningSocial
16:30 - 18:30InEquality from a Female PerspectivePartner
16:30 - 17:30Rankings and Reality – Austria’s Economic Competitiveness Put to the TestPartner
18:30 - 20:00The Entrepreneurial Economy – How to Become a Champion?Plenary
20:00 - 21:00Illuminating AlpbachSocial
20:30 - 21:30Young Talents – Late Night ConcertCulture

02.09.2015

06:00 - 07:00Digital Technology: From Inequality to Inclusion – Peter Drucker Breakfast ClubPlenary
06:00 - 07:0015th management club Business BreakfastPartner
07:00 - 08:10Growing Disparities in Wealth and Income – Is (More) Redistribution Necessary?Plenary
07:30 - 08:30The Throwaway SocietyPartner
08:10 - 08:30Political Corner2Plenary
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 08: Value Networks as a Key to a Successful Business LocationBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 03: Intergenerational Justice and Economic OutcomesBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 06: How Can Europe Overcome Disparity due to the Digital Revolution?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 10: Tackling Social Injustice in EuropeBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 02: Being Family Friendly – Cosmetic PR or a Successful Route to Equality of Opportunity?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 05: Win-Win?! The Symbiosis of Big Business and StartupsBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 01: The Welfare of Nations in the 21st CenturyBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 07: Economic and Financial Education – What Has to be Done?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 09: Leading Organisations – What Next?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 04: Peripheral Business Locations – Disadvantage or (Underestimated) Potential?Breakout
11:30 - 12:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 11: All the Same – All Different?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 20: The Investment Gap in Europe – How to Kick-start Growth?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 18: Disabled Employees – Opportunities for Growth & InnovationBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 14: Care as a Gender Political and Economic ChallengeBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 19: More Equal than Others? Modern Management between Leadership and ParticipationBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 17: Equality – Location Dependent?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 13: Better Decisions through ParticipationBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 12: The Pension System – Unfair Rather than Equitable?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 16: Energy Supply in Transformation – Inequality in Access to Markets and Political PowerBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 15: New Technologies – Old InequalitiesBreakout
16:00 - 17:30Shifting the Perception – Solutions to Combating InequalityPlenary
19:15 - 20:45Young Talents – Maja Osojnik BandCulture

02.09.-01.09.2015

Magenta NightSocial

03.09.2015

06:00 - 07:00Breakfast Club 02: In Conversation with Angelika KreschBreakout
06:00 - 07:00Breakfast Club 01: In Conversation with Dan ShechtmanBreakout
06:30 - 07:30“Kater” Breakfast – Back to NormalityPartner
07:00 - 08:30Beyond Clichés – China’s Political and Economic StrategiesPlenary
09:00 - 10:20How to Grow or Not to Grow – that is the Question!Plenary
10:20 - 10:35ClosingPlenary
14:45 - 18:00Economic DialoguePartner