“The Rise of China and Its Impact on Developing Countries”

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Sixth Annual Conference of the International Consortium for China Studies
“The Rise of China and Its Impact on Developing Countries”

This meeting is co-organized by
The International Consortium for China Studies, Peking University
The China Research Center, Georgia Institute of Technology
The Carter Center &
The Institute of Developing Nations, Emory University.

May 31-June 1, 2019

The Cyprus Room at The Carter Center
453 John Lewis Freedom Pkwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30307


Accommodations for out-of-town participants:
Crowne Plaza Atlanta - Midtown
Address: 590 West Peachtree Street Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: (404) 877-9000 Website:

Subway known as MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) is available from the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to the hotel. The Marta station is inside the airport building. It takes about 20 minutes by either the red line or the gold line from the airport to the North Avenue station. The Crowne Plaza hotel is a block away from the North Avenue station, located in the intersection of West Peachtree Street and North Avenue. For information on Marta:

The breakfast is served in the FIRST Restaurant located on the lobby level of the hotel from 6:30-11:00 am. Please provide your name and room number to the attendant at the restaurant so it will be billed to the master account.

Pickup for out-of-town guests at the hotel: 8:00 a.m. on May 31 and June 1. Please be on time at the lobby level of the Crowne Plaza hotel near its West Peachtree Street entrance.

For information contact Ian Pilcher, T: 404-420-3867; Email:


Friday, May 31

Breakfast in hotel

8:30-9:15: Coffee Social

9:15-9:30: Welcome
Moderator: Yawei Liu (The Carter Center, USA)
Opening Remarks:Penny Prime (China Research Center/GSU, USA)

9:30-11:00 Panel I: China and Global South
Moderator: Yawei Liu (The Carter Center, USA)

  • Hanchao Lu (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
    “From Former Colonies to the Global South: China and the Changing Concept of the Developing Countries”
  • Lauri Paltemaa (Center for East Asian Studies, University of Turku, Finland)
    “China’s Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief Activities in Developing Countries and Managing China’s National Image”
  • Sung Gyu Kim (Seoul National University Asia Center, South Korea)
    “The China’s ODA Strategy in terms of ‘South-South Cooperation’ for Developing Countries”

11:00-12:00 Visit to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Museum

12:00-13:00 Lunch Break (Cyprus Room)

13:00-14:45 Panel II: China and Latin-America
Moderator: Jennie Lincoln (The Carter Center, USA)

  • Niu Haibin (Shanghai Institute for International Studies)
    “China and Latin America: The Chinese Perspective”
  • Enrique Dussel Peters (National Autonomous University of Mexico)
    “China and Latin America: The Latin American Perspective”
  • Rebecca Ray (Boston University) & Margaret Myers (Inter-American Dialogue-Washington, D.C.)
    “China and Latin America: The U.S. Perspective”

14:45-15:15 Coffee Break

15:15-17:15 Panel III: Changes of China’s Domestic Policies
Moderator: Stephen B. Herschler (Oglethorpe University, USA)

  • Enying Zheng (National School of Development, Peking University, China)
    “The Meritocracy Paradox: Evidence from the Chinese Civil Service Exams”
  • Lixing Li (National School of Development, Peking University, China)
    “The Multi-Dimensionality of State Capacity: Government Regulations and Firm Responses”
  • Tony Fang (Memorial University, University of Toronto & IZA, Canada)
    “How Has the Two-Day Weekend Policy Affected Labor Supply and Household Work in China?”
  • Warren Wenzhi Lu (HKUST, Hong Kong)
    “Disincentivizing Falsification of Local Statistics in China”

18:00-19:30 Conference Dinner (TBD)


Saturday, June 1

Breakfast in hotel

8:30-10:00 Panel IV: China and Africa
Moderator: Penny Prime (Georgia State University, USA)

  • Mary-Françoise Renard (CERDI-IDREC, University Clermont-Auvergne, France) “Debt Sustainability and China’s Aid to Africa”
  • Atif Choudhury, Yawei Liu (The Carter Center)
    “Ethiopia and the Chinese Development Model: Best Student or Pilot-Case?”
  • David Landry (Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies)
    “The Risks and Rewards of Resource-for-Infrastructure deals: Lessons from the Congo's Sicomines agreement”

10:00-10:15 Coffee Break

10:15-11:45 Panel V: US-China Relations
Moderator: Hanchao Lu (Georgia Institute of Technology)

  • Damien Cubizol (CERDI-IDREC, University Clermont-Auvergne, France)
    “The impact of China’s Belt and Road Initiative on International Trade”
  • Stephen B. Herschler (Oglethorpe University, USA)
    “Nation-States of Mind: An Analysis of US-China Relations through a Cognitive Linguistic Analysis of Xi and Trump's Rhetoric
  • Fei-Ling Wang (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
    “Storm Over the Pacific: Is a New Cold War Coming Between China and the United States?”

11:45-12:15 Closing remarks
Moderator: Hanchao Lu

The audience

12:15-13:00 Lunch Break (Cyprus Room)

13:00-16:00 Atlanta Tour (for out-of-town participants; subject to change):

  • The King Center (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site)
  • Atlanta History Center & Margaret Mitchell House


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