The International Academic Conference on Social Governance and Global Governance under the Pandemic of COVID-19, hosted by the School of Marxism, was held both online and offline at Xueyuan Road Campus of Beihang University. More than 80 participants from 45 universities and research institutes of 13 countries attended the conference.
Zhao Yiliang, Dean of the School of Marxism at Beihang University, pointed out that pandemic has brought changes to international landscape and posed new challenges to social governance, national governance and global governance. To address the global challenges, international community not only needs to strengthen multilateral cooperation, but also needs to build consensus in the global academic community to demonstrate the practical implications of theoretical research.
Chen Xin, Deputy Director of the Institute of European Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, took EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) as a case study example to analyze the opportunities and difficulties of China in the economic and trade cooperation with other countries.
During the main forum, six speakers conducted in-depth discussions on global governance, international relations, cultural and people-to-people exchange and impact of the Belt and Road Initiative.
In order to encourage young scholars from all over the world to actively participate in international academic exchanges, the conference set up four sub-forums, each with eight young scholars speaking and two senior scholars giving comments. Young scholars analyzed the current social governance at home and abroad and the pathway to transformation of global governance under the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chen Meng, Vice Dean of the School of Marxism at Beihang University, summarized that this is a professional and international conference that is rich in topics with diversified perspectives, integrating theory and reality. China’s institutional advantage, social governance in response to the pandemic and solutions are acknowledged and highly appreciated by the participating experts.
The conference is one of a series of activities held by the School of Marxism to thoroughly study and discuss the spirit of the Sixth Plenary Session of the 19th CPC Central Committee, as well as President Xi’s remarks on building a community with a shared future for mankind. Teachers of the School of Marxism who had attended the conference said they had benefited a lot from the conference about how to tell China’s stories, solutions and wisdom well.
Reported by Chang Fangyuan and Ma Yuan
Reviewed by Zhao Yiliang
Edited by Jia Aiping
Translated by Li Zhuoyang