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As the Year of the Rabbit 2023 hops gently forward, it is our pleasure to take this opportunity to give you an update on our situation and activities. We hope that you will continue to lend us your valued support and interest and to participate in our various events.
The GCA Board of Trustees have submitted GCA’s final Trustees Annual Return (TAR, from 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2022) of the existing charity (registration number: 1154640) to the Charity Commission in December 2022. On the 17th May 2022 our application to become a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) registered with the Charity Commission was approved (registration number: 1198983). This means that the first financial year of the CIO will be from 17th May 2022 to 31st March 2023 (deadline for submitting TAR is 31st January 2024). Thereafter the reporting periods will coincide with the UK financial year, i.e. 1st April to 31st March every year.
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The Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) is a new legal form for a charity. It has been created in response to requests from the charitable sector. It is a new incorporated form of charity which is not a limited company or subject to company regulation.
CIOs have been designed specifically for charitable groups, allowing them to register just once with the Charity Commission as an incorporated form of charity which is not a company. This cuts out the need to register with and report to Companies House.
Reduced administrative burden is proposed as just one of the benefits of becoming a CIO. In addition to this, the CIO would have its own legal personaltiy and so can enter into contracts in its own right rather than in the name of individual trustees. Trustees will also have limited liability.
CIO members still have key rights in law and under the Constitution and trustees are still responsible for managing the organisation (note that trustees for CIOs will only be trustees, they will not have the dual role of Company Director).
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Graphic report: the Book Launch Ceremony and Forum on China and the Shared Common Future: Exploring Common Values and Goals, by Martin Albrow, edited by Xiangqun Chang
On April 6,the Book Launch Ceremony and Forum on China and the Shared Common Future: Exploring Common Values and Goals (English edition, hardback and paperback) was held during the London Book Fair in 2022. The book is written by Professor Martin Albrow FAcSS and edited by Professor Xiangqun Chang FRSA. The event is hosted by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (ASS) and China Publishing Group Co.,Ltd., organized by the Institute of European Studies , CASS, and the China National Publications Import & Export (Group) Co., Ltd., and co-organized by Global Century Press, UK, and New World Press, CIPG, China.
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Professor Tony McEnery: I had conversations about how actually things like climate change are very similar in terms of the challenges that it brings two issues like global health it’s an issue where no one country can solve the issue we need to work together in order to address some of these pressing issues.
Professor Nora Ann Colton: It could not be a more timely topic as we see the challenges of global health. As we just heard, you know health governance today has been very challenged over the last two years, as we witnessed the world really struggling with containing COVID-19 alongside exposing many weaknesses in our health systems and governance as well.
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We welcome you to this review of the 7th Global China Dialogue with the theme of Reforming Global Governance, and related activities. It was held at the British Academy on 10 December 10, 2021. The Dialogue consisted of four panels：
• Transformations: Society and Environment
• Digital Security and Geopolitics.
• Personal and Cultural Identities, State and Corporation
• Reforming the Institutions
The Dialogue was co-organised by the Global China Academy and the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science at Lancaster University, and supported and sponsored by many universities and institutions at home and abroad.
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The event of launching the Journal of Corpus Approaches to Chinese Social Sciences (JCACSS) took place at the Reception of the 7th Global China Dialogue, on the 10th December 2021, at the British Academy.
It was chaired by Professor Elena Semino FAcSS FRSA, Professor at Department: Linguistics and English Language, Director of ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS), Lancaster University. Speeches relating to the journal were made by its joint Executive Editors, the first delivered online by Dr Qing Cao, Associate Professor in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Durham University; Member of Global China Academy Council, and the second delivered in person by Dr Gavin Brookes, Research Fellow of Department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster University.
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There were two GCP book launch sessions inserted in GCD VII: at the Closing the author – Professor Martin Albrow, editor – Professor Xiangqun Chang and reviewer – Professor Robin Cohen of Oxford University made short speeches. At the Reception Dr Boyi Li of the London school of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE) and Dr Yan Wu of Swansea University presented their book reviews.
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There were two GCA launch sessions inserted in GCD VII: at the Opening session Professor Tony McEnery FAcSS made an announcement of founding of the Global China Academy and presented letters of thanks to retired Honorary Presidents Professor Martin Albrow FAcSS, Honorary President of Global China Academy, UK [in person] and Professor LI Qiang, Lifetime Professor and Former Dean of School of Social Sciences, Tsinghua University, China; Chinese Honorary President of Global China Academy; Chinese Chair of GCA Council and Founding Fellow. The ceremony of launching Global China Academy was held at Dinner.
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The 7th Global China Dialogue (GCD VII), with the theme ‘Reforming Global Governance’, will be held on 10th December 2021. This is the planned culmination of a series that began in 2014 with the aim of bringing together scholars and practitioners from China and the rest of the world to exchange their insights into the
problems that challenge human existence on our planet today. Our aim is to yield proposals for the reform of global governance based on these insights.
We consider global governance in the broadest sense to cover the worldwide ordering of society to enable the peoples of the world to meet existential challenges, and to give the chance for human beings everywhere to lead fulfilling lives. China’s ‘community of a shared future for mankind’ also provided the world with a similar vision. Our panels of discussants from China and other countries will be invited to examine four areas of strategic significance for realizing these or, indeed, any visions for the governance of human society at this time of crisis.
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