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China's international development: A catalyst for delivering the SDGs

The Fudan-European Centre for China Studies, NIAS - Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, and ADI - Asian Dynamics Initiative warmly welcome you to join us for a lunch talk by Dr. Zheng Yuan from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Her talk will focus on the global trends in development cooperation, as well as UNDP’s approaches to effectively facilitate China’s “going-out" in the global economic governance system. Please see the abstract below for more information.

3 September 2018, 12:30-13:30

NIAS meeting room (18.1.08)
Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1353 Cph K

Feel free to bring your own lunch. Coffee and tea will be served.


Please register with kth@nias.ku.dk no later than 31 August 2018. 

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Dr. Zheng Yuan is an economist at UNDP China, specializing in international development cooperation.

She has a solid background in economics, international trade and sustainable development. She received her PhD in economics at the University of Copenhagen.


The world has entered a new era defined by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which require significant efforts and resources to deliver. Meanwhile, the world is witnessing the changes in the global financial landscape, characterized by the “age of choice” as manifested in the emergence of new goals, new donors and new financial tools in scope and magnitude. At the core of these trends lies the increasing emphasis on effectiveness of development cooperation in terms of partnership and finance, which is to be realized through reinforced country ownership, growing interest of and commitment from the private sector to development, as well as good policies and institutions that enable diversified means of development cooperation, and ensure inclusion. Against this backdrop, China is rising in the global economic governance system, bringing alternative thinking and practices in delivering development cooperation. The presentation aims to provide an overview of the global trends in development cooperation, as well as UNDP’s approaches to facilitate effectiveness of China’s “going-out”.

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1:00 PM13:00

Guest lecture by Professor Li Xing


The Fudan Centre is proud to announce that Professor Li Xing from University of Aalborg, expert in international and political economy, Development and International relationships as well as China as a whole, will be arriving to hold a lecture on “Understanding the dialectics between hegemony and world order: The rising powers and the emerging world re-order.” on the 27th of February, 2015. Besides sharing his knowledge and holding a lecture, there will also be a chance for discussion.

Feel free to bring your own lunch. Tea, coffee and FRIDAY CAKE is served. 

Venue: Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1353, room 18.1.18 (NIAS meeting room )
Time: 27th Feb, 2015. 13.00-14.30



The seminar aims at providing a framework for understanding the nexus between hegemony and world order with a present-day focus on the dialectic relationships between the US-led/West-based existing world order and the emerging world order brought about by the rise of China and other emerging powers. The emerging powers are reshaping the world order characterized by “interdependent hegemony”. The proposed concept of “interdependent hegemony” explains that the hegemonic structure of the existing world order, including its norms and values, material wealth and institutions is in an increasingly intertwined interconnection and co-existence with the emerging world order. There exists a dialectic nexus between the rise of the emerging powers and the existing world order as an interdependent dynamic process of mutual challenge, mutual constraint, and mutual accommodation. The future world order will neither be based on the domination and universalization by one single country or one core civilization, nor will it be replaced by alternative hegemonic structure seemingly favored by the emerging powers. Hegemony of world order still exists, but it exists in a form of “interdependent co-existence”.

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