Call for Participants to The 3rd Global China Dialogue (GCD III) Sustainability and Global Governance for Climate Change

Call for Participants to

The 3rd Global China Dialogue (GCD III)

Sustainability and Global Governance for Climate Change

bookChina and the Chinese people are currently making an important contribution to the new world order and shaping a global society. What are the important global issues that concern China? What are the Chinese ways of thinking and doing things with respect to global issues? We provide a platform engaging both Chinese and non-Chinese in dialogue with China on a range of common concerns for the future of our world, including development, education, economics, migration, the family, the environment, public health, human security and global governance. The Global China Dialogue series (GCDs) focuses on these issues to enhance public understanding of current global affairs and common interests through public dialogue and discussion between Chinese and non-Chinese academics, experts, professionals and practitioners and interested laypeople, from interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives. The GCDs also develop the rules of ‘civilized dialogue’, encouraging both sides to listen to the other, understand cultural differences, respect local customs, accept different perspectives and acknowledge the common destiny of humanity. In particular, they explore new global governance, encompassing national governments, international organizations, multinational companies, NGOs and citizens, with a mission to building a harmonious, symbiosis-based global community. Two dialogues have already been held in 2014 and 2015, the proceedings of which has been published by Global China Press. Below is the details of the 3rd GCD.

Date: Friday-Saturday, 2-3 December 2016



  • The British Academy
  • The House of Commons
  • UK Parliament, King’s College London


  • Reviewing the Paris Agreement from a governance perspective
  • Sustainability in China’s green revolution
  • Corpus-based discourse studies on climate change
  • Delivering the Sustainable Development Goals


  • Part one: A one-day event for the GCD III on Sustainability and Global Governance for Climate Change including the above themes, at the British Academy, Friday, 2nd December 2016.
  • Part two: An evening event for networking at the House of Commons of the UK Parliament, on Friday, 2nd December 2016.
  • Part three: A one-day workshop on Corpus Approach to Chinese Social Science (CACSS) at UCL, Saturday, the 3rd December 2016.


  • Professor Kerry Brown, Director of Lau China Institute, King’s College London
  • Professor Xiangqun Chang, Director of CCPN Global; Honorary Professor of UCL
  • Professor Hugo de Burgh, Director of China Media Centre, University of Westminster

Keynote speakers:

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Professor Dayong Hong, Professor of Sociology, Vice-President, Renmin University of China; Vice-General Secretary of the Chinese Sociological Association, China


Panel chairs, speakers and discussants (in alphabetical order):

  • Emeritus Professor Martin Albrow FAcSS, Honorary Vice President of the British Sociological Association (BSA); Emeritus Professor of University of Wales, UK
    • Lord Michael Bates, formal Deputy Chairman of the House of Lords, the UK Parliament; Minister of State at the Department for International Development, UK
  • Professor Kerry Brown, Director of the Lau China Institute, King’s College London, UK
  • Dr Qing Cao, Senior Lecturer in Chinese, Director of Studies in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Durham University, UK
  • Professor Xiangqun Chang, Director of CCPN Global; Honorary Professor of UCL, UK
  • Dr CHEN Yan, General Director of China Europa Forum, France
  • Professor Olaf Corry, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Ms Ingrid Cranfield, Governor of CCPN Global Governing Board, President of Global China Press, former Deputy Mayor of the London Borough of Enfield, UK
  • Dr Carmen Dayrell, Senior Research Associate at CASS, Lancaster University, UK
  • Professor Hugo de Burgh, Director of the China Media Centre, University of Westminster, UK
  • Professor Robert Falkner, Associate Professor of International Relations, Co-Director, Dahrendorf Project, Academic Director, TRIUM Global EMBA, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Mr Charles Grant, Director of Centre for European Reform, UK; Trustee of CCPN Global
  • Professor Yeguo Gu, Director, China Multilingual & Multimodal Corpora & Big Data Research Centre, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Beijing Foreign Studies University, China
  • Mr Philip Hao, President, YES Global; CEO, UVIC Group, UK; Vice-General Secretary, CCPN-Global
  • Mr Alex Kirby, Retired award-winning BBC journalist and UN trainer of journalists reporting on sustainability and climate change in the developing world
  • Professor Jiaojiang Luo, Dean of the Institute of Social Development, Wuhan University, China; General Secretory of CCPN Global
  • Professor Tony McEnery FAcSS, Director and Investigator of ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science, Lancaster University; ECRC Research Director, UK
  • Professor Kerstin Mey, Pro Vice-Chancellor of Westminster, Dean of the Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design, UK
  • Mr Dennis Pamlin, Founder of 21st Frontiers Research Centre, Sweden
    • Professor Geoffrey PLEYERS, Director of Global College, University of Louvain, Belgium
  • Professor Yufang Qian, Director of Research Centre for Discourse and Communications, Zhejiang University of Media and Communications, China
  • Dr Mike Scott, Aston University; Founder of the Lexical Analysis Software, UK
  • Dr Fang Wang, Researcher, University of Birmingham, UK
    • Mr XIANG Xiaowei, Minister counselor, Culture Office, Chinese Embassy to the UK
    • Dr Zhang Jianyu, Head of Beijing Office, the US Environmental Defence Fund (tbc)
  • Professor Letian Zhang, Director of the Center for Social and Cultural Anthropology, Director of Contemporary China Social Life Data and Research Center (CCSLC), Fudan University; and Co-Director of the CCPN Global
    • Dr Joy Zhang, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent, UK


  • CCPN Global (China in Comparative Perspective Network Global, Charity No.: 1154640; an affiliate member of the Academy of Social Sciences)
  • Lau China Institute, King’s College London, UK
  • The China Media Centre, University of Westminster, UK
    • YES Global, UK


Supporters (in alphabetical order)

  • Centre for Applied Linguistics, University College London, UK
  • Centre for European Reform, UK
  • Centre for Translation Studies, SOAS, University of London, UK
  • China–Europa Forum, France
  • Chopsticks Club, UK
  • Contemporary China Social Life Data and Research Center (CCSLC), Fudan University, China
  • ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science, UK
  • Global China Press, UK
  • Global China Unit, UK
  • Journal of China in Comparative Perspective, UK
  • Lau China Institute, King’s College London, UK
  • London Society for Chinese Studies
  • New World Press, China
  • Research Centre for Discourse and Communications, Zhenjiang University of Media and Communication, China
  • Research Centre for Social Cultural Anthropology, Fudan University, China
  • Research Centre for Social Theory, Peking University, China
  • Research Centre for Studies of Sociological Theory and Methods, Renmin University of China
  • Society for Anglo–Chinese Understanding (SACU), UK
  • The British Association for Chinese Studies (BACS), UK
  • The British Postgraduate Network for Chinese Studies (BPCS), UK
  • The British Sociological Association (BSA), UK
  • The Chinese Sociological Association (CSA), China
  • The Institute of Social Development, Wuhan University, China


Sponsors (in alphabetical order)

  • Cypress Books Co. Ltd, UK
  • Institute of Suzhou Studies, Wuhan University, China
  • Learning without Borders, China
    • MyOffer® (Global University Web Portal), China
  • Shanghai Tenly Software Incorporated, China
  • UVIC Group, UK
  • Vanishing Worlds Foundation, UK

Media suppers

  • ChinaNet
  • XinhuaNet
  • Interactive Media Britain

Registration (Click HERE to online registration page):

  • Free for the CACSS workshop, but registration is requested, Click HERE for registration
  • £180 for the GCD III, Click HERE to register and pay for the fee
  • £280 for the GCD III and Reception, Click HERE to register


Website: see updated info at



#CCGGC: Conference Handbook Now Available

The handbook of the upcoming China and the Changing Geopolitics of Global Communication international conference, organised by the China Media Centre, University of Westminster and Communication University of China, Beijing, is now available. This has been last updated on 07 April 2016 and is the finalised version.

The conference will be held on 09 April 2016 from 09:00 to 17:00 at 35 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LS.

For further information on this conference, please see our main post.

Please don’t forget to register your place for the event.

You can also follow the conference as it takes place with hashtag #CCGGC on Twitter.

Reporting in the UK: A study trip for Hong Kong Financial Journalists

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25 MA students  from Hong Kong Baptist University, specialising in Financial Journalism, attended the CMC study trip “Financial and Economic Reporting in the UK” from 3 January until 10 January 2010. The delegation was lead by Prof Huang Yu, who took his PhD at the University of Westminster under Professor Colin Sparks and is Head of Department of Journalism at Hong Kong Baptist University. Among highlights were visits to the Financial Times, London Stock Exchange, BBC and City of London. The trip was designed by Dr Zeng Rong and managed by Alja Kranjec.

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Westminster communications research ‘world-leading’


“Oxford may be rueing the day it decided to enter its researchers into the communication [category], the institution was beaten by… Westminster” – Times Higher Education Magazine

“A media studies department at a former polytechnic is among the top-rated academic centres in Britain in the latest official rankings of the quality of university research. Sixty per cent of the research published by the school of Media Arts and Design at Westminster University… was rated as “world-leading” by the Research Assessment Exercise”. – The Times

Communications, cultural and media studies research at the University of Westminster has been shown to be “world-leading” following the announcement today of the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) results.

Researchers across a broad range of subjects at the University, which is a leading post-92 institution, have had their work shown to be of international quality in the latest assessment of UK university research activity. Nearly 80 per cent of Westminster’s research was found to be of a quality that is recognised internationally for its “originality, significance and rigour”.

Art and Design, Architecture and the Built Environment, Geography and Environment Studies and Law also stood out for the international quality of the research.

Sally Feldman, dean of the University’s School of Media, Arts and Design, said: “This is a fantastic result and a reflection of the excellent scholarship, research and practice that characterises our work here at Westminster.”

The RAE, the first since 2001, highlights Westminster’s traditional strength across a broad range of research activity, said Vice-Chancellor Professor Geoffrey Petts.

“This result highlights that the University of Westminster is producing research of international quality across a broad range of subjects, with communications and media studies world-leading in their work.

“We were assessed in 20 areas of work, which is an indication of the breadth of our work as well as the quality. It is also an indication that our research is being recognised for its potential to make a real difference in the world.

“I’m delighted Westminster was found to be so strong, especially as we are one of the group of universities created in 1992 that have traditionally received less funding than longer-established, research-led universities.”

The RAE, the first since 2001, saw 159 higher education institutions submitting their research to the Higher Education Funding Council for England for assessment. Over 200,000 individual pieces of research work were submitted.

—-From the website of University of Westminster.And here is a related article written in Chinese, from Chinese news media.



随着国际交流的日益深入以及中国广播电视事业的不断发展,近年来,西方大学的媒体、传播及相关专业一直是社会科学领域中最受中国留学生青睐的热门学科之一。2008年12月18日,英国官方机构公布了几年一度的科研考评报告 (Research Assessment Exercise,RAE),其中部分内容对英国各大学媒体传播专业的学术研究水平进行了全面而详细的评估。威斯敏斯特大学(University of Westminster)以较大优势名列第一名,伦敦政治经济学院(LSE)和伦敦大学金.史密斯学院(Goldsmiths College)以相当接近的分数名列第二、第三。

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