The digital economy and traditional industries are increasingly integrated with each other, with digitization and smart upgrades transforming production and creating new models. How can we achieve major breakthroughs in core technologies and improve the overall efficiency of the innovation chain? How can we stimulate vitality in the digital economy? What new smart upgrades can various industries expect from technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data and ArtificialIntelligence (AI)? How will high-end, intelligent and green manufacturing be promoted during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025)?
Companies and investors around the globe are accelerating their sustainability efforts in response to calls for enery transition, net-zero emissions and climate change mitigation. Asia, responsible for nearly half of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, needs to take bold actions to decarbonize. What are the immediate and longer-term challenges for Asian countries? How can regional governments, investors and companies each contribute to carbon neutrality? How can we encourage consumers to adopt more-sustainbale approaches?? What are the most important technologies in this transition to a more-sustainable development mode, notably in Asia ?
The advance of digital technology, the popularity of digital finance and the enrichment of digital scenarios have been driving innovation. The capital market, meanwhile, keeps improving. Reforms at the New Third Board continue to deepen and the Beijing Stock Exchange (BSE) has been inaugurated, pursuing an active front to serve innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). How are technologies reshaping traditional economic formats and consumption patterns? What characterizes the current development pattern of the new economy? How can we improve the financial support system to promote SMEs – the main force of technological innovation? How can we improve data governance, strengthen information protection, and crack the problems of data security?
Trade, investment and information exchanges between China and the 10-country Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are expanding rapidly. China is moving up the value chains, while ASEAN is a rising economic powerhouse. With growing manufacturing prowess, income levels and technological sophistication, ASEAN countries are set to become the most sought-after consumer markets, industrial hubs and innovation centers. What are the opportunities for global investors? How should they set out their strategies in these regions? What can policymakers do to help investors and businesses to navigate through these megatrends?
Foreign investment has long played a crucial role in driving growth and transformation in China’s economy. Despite an uncertain global economic environment, business-friendly policies continue to be introduced, and China remains one of the world's most attractive investment destinations. However, higher geopolitical risks and fast-changing policies can raise doubts. For global investors, how to nagivate China’s investment landscape and what risks and opportunities lie ahead?
The traditional development model is in dire need of changes to better deal with endlessly emerging socio-economic and climatic-ecological issues. Being a force for good in science and technology, commerce and finance is gaining popularity. How should we reevaluate the value of business and capital from the perspective of sustainable development? How do we integrate the forces of philanthropy and business to form an impact investing ecosystem? How do we drive social innovation and fairness with ESG philosophy?
From antitrust to data privacy, what should be the ultimate goal of regulating Big Tech? What should be the principle to regulate data, especially cross-border data flows? Some platforms provide financial services to merchants and consumers that are traditionally not accessible. How to regulate these activities, at the same time promoting financial inclusiveness? How can regulators stay ahead of potential threats posed by accelerating technological changes? And how do tech companies prepare for the fast-evolving regulatory regime?
From disease treatment, disease prevention to even health promotion, multi-level and diversified demands of people for medical and health services are drastically changing. Meanwhile, chronic diseases havebecome the top killer that endangers the health of the Chinese people. Under such circumstances, what positive actions can the supply side initiate to help people enjoy a full range of health services in treating chronic diseases and preventive treatment? In this process, how can the supply side achieve innovations and breakthroughs to cater to the times and the people?
The international situation is marked by great changes unseen in a century while China is fostering a new development paradigm with domestic and international circulations reinforcing each other. Against this backdrop, how will China adjust its macroeconomic, fiscal and financial policies? During the 14th Five-Year Plan period, which is a critical phase of China’s transformation in strength and prosperity, how will we balance growth and security concerns in order to resolve risks?What challenges and opportunities will the 2060 carbon neutral target produce for industrial transformation and upgrading? From signing the RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership) to applying to join the CPTPP, how can China speed up its market-oriented reforms and further institutional opening-up?
What lies ahead for global inflation and interest rates? How can we achieve long-term growth amid market volatility and across cycles? What kind of changes is the asset management confronting as new regulations are implemented? As the market undergoes significant structural changes, how can wealth management institutions harness the opportunities? Subsequently, how will policies and regulatory reforms propel development?
Demographic trends, as a structural factor, play a very critical role in long-term economic development. How will the Great Demographic Reversal change the global economy? What are the relationships between demographics, inflation and interest rates? How can China and the international community work together to deal with the impact of aging populations on productivity and economic growth?
[2021 China ESG30 Forum Annual Meeting] ESG：Enabling New Sustainable Growth. The year 2021 is still full of uncertainties and challenges. Entangled in the pandemic, inequality, social fracture, climate change, monopoly, data security and other issues, the world is eager for a realistic way out, for a more inclusive and sustainable commercial order and investment models. ESG, which takes into account environmental and social impacts, aims for a win-win situation for all stakeholders. We hope that it unleashes its potential towards a sustainable growth pathway.
China's announcement of its carbon peak and neutrality targets has tremendously raised the spotlight on ESG. How can industries and the capital market respond to the opportunities and challenges related to low-carbon transition? How can we harness policy initiatives to promote high-quality and sustainable development in China?
Systems of disclosure and rating are critical for the future of ESG. At present, China’s ESG progress is still trapped in problems such as unclear disclosure standards and tensions between localization and internationalization. How can China establish a system of ESG disclosure and rating standards that contributes to the long-term healthy development of industries? What can we learn from international experiences?
Current and retired regulators shared their expert insights on the prevailing trends affecting the economy, finance, tech and trade in China
Two decades after the Kyoto Protocol gave us the Clean Development Mechanism, we are still not making full use of our options
Rising prices have become a major concern for policymakers and investors in the wake of the pandemic
Wei Dong, COO of the internet giant’s intelligent driving unit, says traffic accidents would plummet if even just half of China’s cars were driverless
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says growing interest among Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation members ‘bodes well’ for future regional agreements
Demographic trends and climate crisis mean companies have to do things differently
Technology companies know that clear rules can help level the playing field and prevent companies from indulging their impulse to engage in monopolistic behavior, experts say
Attendees including former Chinese Commerce Minister Chen Deming spoke Saturday on the second and last day of the 12th annual Caixin Summit. The topics of the talks ranged from China’s new economic growth drivers, global asset management and environmental and social governance
Zhang Wenhong urges vaccine booster shots, refined control and prevention measures, and new drugs to meet pandemic’s continuing ‘huge challenges’
Flood of investment is primarily going toward advanced economies, leaving out emerging markets
Heng Swee Keat underscores the ‘urgent need to close the leadership gap’ amid rising geopolitical tensions and fraying consensus around globalization
Beijing wants to solve the country’s wealth inequality problem without abandoning their commitment to technology and the private sector, Fred Hu says
With the Fed about to begin rolling back its quantitative easing program, it’s worth keeping a close eye on how the change will impact the Chinese economy
When the government fails to address problems standing in the way of the common good, corporations should take up responsibilities, economist Jean Tirole says
Leading figures in politics, business, finance and medicine attended Caixin’s 12th annual summit, which was held partially online because of the pandemic. The event, which is taking place in both Beijing and Singapore, featured speeches, forums and roundtables on the theme of Building a Community of Shared Future. Caixin Media Publisher Hu Shuli delivered an opening speech at the event Friday morning in Beijing
Using public money to intensify production of carbon-emitting commodities runs counter to international climate change mitigation efforts, Jacinda Ardern says
Hedge fund billionaire says Fed action to combat inflationary pressures will hurt Chinese and U.S. economies