On the 23rd of February 2016 Delegations For Dialogue hosted a conference at Sciences Po, Paris. The conference was organised in partnership with the Asialyst and had the title "Is China's urban society ready to change the world?"
After more than thirty years of market socialism and accelerated modernisation, today’s Chinese urban society presents an emerging middle-class diluted by wider social and geographical inequities. With an aging population coupled with the end of the one-child policy, how is this society facing social and demographical challenges ? To what extent have urban Chinese been embracing and consuming Western culture ? How are they adopting new technologies and all the current digital transformation the world is witnessing ? The conference, which was organised in partnership with Asialyst, invited three panel speakers to help address these questions.
*** SPEAKERS ***
Jean-Joseph BOILLOT. Economist, Advisor at Club du CEPII (Centre d’études prospectives et d’informations internationales) and Author of « Chindiafrique » Odile Jacob 2014 ;
Aurore MERLE. Sociologist, Associate Professor at University of Cergy-Pontoise and Lecturer at Tsinghua University ;
Hengrui WAN. Y-Generation Chinese student at Sciences Po (Business Law) & ENSAE ParisTech, Co-Founder and Vice-President of SciencesPo Club Chine.
The conference was moderated by Joris ZYLBERMAN, Journalist, Editor-in-chief of Asialyst, Director of ActuAsia and former China correspondent for France 24, RFI.
*** About the Asialyst ***
Asialyst (www.asialyst.com) is a news media organisation that produces analysis and investigation dedicated to Asia. Asialyst relies on a team of correspondents, all experienced, based in major cities in Asia. They also give the floor to the experts: researchers, women and men of business, engineers or students. The platform is also used to share the experiences of those who have operated in Asia for a long time.