The year 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening-up. At present, China faces many internal challenges such as increasing pressure of economic slowdown and emerging issues originated from various economic and social structural contradictions. At the same time, China also faces such external challenges as significant global changes, mounting protectionism and unilateralism that the world has never experienced in the past century.
In celebration of the anniversary and to discuss the next steps to tackle these challenges, the 84th International Forum on China Reform was held during 27 and 28 October in Haikou, China. Over 500 participants attended this year’s event, with 65 speakers from governments, academies, companies, international organizations and business associations from across the globe.
At the forum, amfori aimed at promoting sustainable trade and deepening our stakeholder relationships with government representatives and academic institutions in the region as well as international think tanks.
Network Representative Greater China Joyce Chau shared insights on revitalising the real economy and improving the business environment from a sustainable trade and responsible supply chain perspective.
Trade Policy Advisor Milan Pajic shed light on global trade developments including WTO reform, a rise in protectionism, and the increasing importance of sustainable development.
amfori partnered in this event along with several other organisers notably the China Institute for Reform and Development (CIRD) and the German development agency Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).