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The 9th Global China Dialogue (GCD IX), scheduled for December 6, 2024, is set to delve into the dynamic and rapidly evolving realm of artificial intelligence (AI) under the theme ‘Global Governance for AI.’ This event builds upon the successful 8th Dialogue, which focused on ‘Governance for Global Health,’ and aims to address the pressing challenges and opportunities presented by AI in the context of global society, economy, and geopolitics.
GCD IX will feature a series of diverse panels and discussions, bringing together experts from technology, policy, academia, and business sectors. These panels will explore AI’s transformative role in various domains, including healthcare, the economy, ethics, and international collaboration. The event will emphasize the ethical implications of AI, the importance of data privacy, and the crucial balance between innovation and regulation.
Key Panels and Topics Include:
The dialogue will also feature networking sessions, keynotes from AI industry leaders and policymakers, and workshops on AI applications in various sectors. GCD IX aims to foster a comprehensive understanding of AI’s global impact and cultivate a collaborative approach towards responsible and ethical AI governance.
Important Dates for GCD IX:
The proceedings of GCD IX will be published in 2025, featuring transcribed records, bilingual translation, and editing. This landmark event promises to be a pivotal platform for discussing the future of AI in global governance and its broader societal implications.
Professor BING Zheng has been appointed as the Chinese Chair of the Global China Academy Council by the GCA Board of Trustees on 12 January 2024.
Professor BING Zheng 邴正教授 FGCA, Former Executive Vice-President of Jilin University. Currently, Deputy Director of the Administrative Committee of Jilin University, Director of the Northeast Revitalization Development Research Institute of Jilin University, Professor of the School of Philosophy and Sociology at Jilin University. He has served as President of the Jilin Provincial Academy of Social Sciences, Chair of Jilin Provincial Social Science Federation, Vice Chairman, President of the Jilin Daily newspaper. He is a standing member of the Provincial Political Consultative Conference. He also holds positions as the President of the East Asian Sociological Association (Chinese side), Deputy Director of the Academic Committee of the Chinese Sociological Association, Executive Director of the Chinese Dialectical Materialism Research Association, and President of the Jilin Provincial Sociological Association. He is an expert reviewer for the National Social Science Fund Review Committee, a cross-century talent of the Ministry of Education, a decision-making advisory expert for the Jilin Provincial Committee and Provincial Government, and a senior expert in Jilin Province. He has long been engaged in the teaching and research of philosophy and sociology, with his professional direction being cultural philosophy, developmental sociology, and cultural sociology. He is author of 11 academic books, co-authored, contributed to, and edited more than 30 books, and published over 200 journal articles in major academic journals such as Chinese Social Sciences of China and Philosophical Research.
In 2015, at the 2nd Global China Dialogue on transculturality and new global governance, Professor Bing Zheng delivered keynote speech focusing on cultural communication and regional cooperation amidst globalization. He emphasizes the importance of cultural communication in the globalized world, highlighting the challenges and contradictions it faces, such as the tension between globalism and nationalism, idealism and utilitarianism, and masterism and massism. He discusses how globalization affects cultural exchanges, the role of English and Western culture in shaping global culture, and the impact of technological and economic disparities between developed and developing countries. Zheng calls for a resolution to these cultural contradictions, suggesting it as a historic mission for contemporary intellectuals.
Professor BING Zheng delivered a keynote speech (top left); Professor Hugo de Burgh chaired it (top right); Professor Kerry Brown was another keynote speaker, paired with Professor Bing (bottom left); Professor Martin Albrow met Professor Bing (bottom right).
Professor Bing with some speakers and participants at GCD II (front, the left).
Click here for the Report on the second Global China Dialogue
Professor Bing (4th from the left) also attended a meeting with some organizers of GCD II, including Professor Stephan Feuchtwang (LSE, 4th from the right), Professor Xiangqun Chang (2nd from the right), Ingrid Cranfield (2nd from the left), and Charles Grant (1st from the left).
Professor Bing Zheng (3rd from the left in the top photo) organized the international conference ‘Globalization: Social Change and Cultural Construction’ on August 12, 2016, at Jilin University. The conference attracted over 60 experts and scholars from various countries and regions to discuss topics related to globalization, including social development, cross-cultural research, and cultural exchange. Professor Martin Albrow (in the middle in the bottom photo), Honorary President of CCPN Global, and Professor Xiangqun Chang (2nd from the right in the top photo), President of CCPN Global, made speeches at the conference.
‘I am Professor Bing Zheng, and my research field is cultural sociology and cultural philosophy. I am very happy to be an academician of the British Global Chinese Academy. I have visited the United Kingdom and exchanged views with British scholars on issues related to global social development and cultural development. I have a long-term academic exchange friendly relationship with the famous British Professor Albrow-Martin. I am very willing to work hard to promote academic exchanges and cooperation between scholars from China and the United Kingdom, and I wish the UK Global China Academy will do better and better.’ — Video message for the 7th Global China Dialogue and the Academy Funding Dinner on December 10, 2021, at the British Academy.
‘On this joyful occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Global China Academy, I extend my heartfelt thanks and sincere congratulations to the Global China Academy and Professor Chang Xiangqun. Since its inception, the Academy has been a dynamic force in organizing scholars from China and the UK, enhancing academic and cultural exchanges, and fostering academic discussions and publishing activities. It has significantly contributed to connecting scholars and deepening Sino-British understanding and friendships through exchanges and visits. I wholeheartedly wish the Academy continued success in attracting talent, strengthening academic collaboration, and furthering Sino-British friendship and research on globalization, leading to more scholarly achievements.’
Click the picture above to play the video message for the 8th Global China Dialogue and the celebration dinner for the 10th anniversary of the GCA since its establishment in 2013 as CCPN Global, on December 8, 2023, at the House of Lords, the UK Parliament.