In 2009 Heinrich Böll Foundation offices China and Cambodia in cooperation with Chinese Academy of Macroeconomic Research, National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) organized an international conference on trade, investment and sustainable development between China and Mekong countries. Since then hbs is looking at China’s economic engagement in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region. Through supporting of research, exchange and study trips we try to raise awareness among Chinese academics and policy advisors on the impacts of big investments projects.
In “China’s role in G20/BRICS and Implications,” Gudrun Wacker, Senior fellow German Institute for International and Security Affairs, describes why BRICS may have less existential importance for China than G20 and regional “clubs”.
By Gudrun Wacker
Chinese Overseas Investment and Development Assistance
2008 the Heinrich BöllFoundation’s offices in China and Africa initiated the ‘hbs China-Africa Civil Society Dialogue’. Three conferences have taken place since then and various field researches have been supported. By bringing together Chinese academics and policy advisors with African civil society leaders and scholoars as well as by providing research results and first hand analysis we want to contribute to a constructive global debate and to strengthen international understanding of Sino-African relations.
hbs China program tries to gain a deeper understanding of the overall implications of globalization processes and international exchange for China, their respective partner countries as well as for Europe and worldwide. With our international network of offices and partners we want to provide a platform for sharing knowledge and jointly debating global developments in order to foster mutual understanding around the globe.