The fate of the global economy faces huge uncertainty as widespread protectionism and prohibitive trade barriers continue to dampen global trade and growth. With countries around the world becoming increasingly connected through technology, a trade war between nations can create a devastating impact on the world economy.
Despite this bleak outlook, China continues propagating an open trade policy and the shared development philosophy through the Belt and Road Initiative, believing that global prosperity can only be achieved when it is shared by all nations. Through building an intricate network of road and rail across countries, the economic benefits of trade will be more equally dispersed in different regions, rather than to a select few.
But this global initiative has been misunderstood globally. There is a concerted effort in discrediting China’s global initiatives and undermining its success, forming largely negative perceptions in the global media. In an era where the global fulcrum of power is inevitably shifting towards the East, there is an urgent need to understand the China story, and its global role to make the world a better place. This story must be told from all sides.
The World Chinese Economic Forum (WCEF) is a world-class premier event connecting China and the Chinese diaspora network through business and the narration of the China story. It is a global platform with a track record of more than 10 years, discussing the most important global issues related to China and the Chinese diaspora, and bringing together government and corporate leaders, promising entrepreneurs and the media, who are interested in Pax Sinica and the powerful synergies it can create to make a positive impact on the global economy. For more information about the WCEF Program, click here.
What is The 11th World Chinese Economic Forum?
The 11th World Chinese Economic Forum is an annual 2-day event bringing together an expected 1000 delegates consisting of government leaders, captains of industry, established and budding entrepreneurs, futurist leaders and young change-makers, towards discussing the future of our world with China’s global stewardship.
WCEF is defined as:
A platform for knowledge exchange through a wide array of panel discussions covering critical global issues related to China and the Chinese diaspora network
A clearing house for new businesses looking for venture capital in key industries and future markets
A counter-narrative hub to tell a different story about China to global mainstream media, and the foreign strategic policy communities worldwide.
To promote dialogue and exchange about China’s role in the new era amongst public intellectuals, government officials, the media and the private sector.
To promote the creation of new business ventures that caters for the world’s digital future, under China’s economic stewardship
To create a counter-narrative on the China story from a third party perspective