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EU-China Summer School – Jul. 8, Unimore RE

The swift transformations in the Chinese economy, society and politics are major topics discussed in our media, academia and by policymakers. New analytic frameworks can help us exploring the contrasting narratives on contemporary China, seizing the opportunities unfolding in front of us. Rethink the Chinese way of development with our challenging lessons, engage yourself in the scenery of a 19th century neoclassical building by debating with Kerry Brown, Markus Taube, Yu Jie and other outstanding scholars.

The course starting from the 8th of July and ending the 19th of July 2019 will have worldwide scholars, with an opening ceremony and opening lecture given by Alberto Bradanini, former Italian Ambassador to China

EU-China Summer School – UNIMORE 8th-19thJuly

Program and lecturers:

Alberto Bradanini - CSCC President, former Italian Ambassador to China

The EU Fiction and Reality in the Framework of the Economic Dialogue with China

Kerry Brown - Director of the Lau China Institute at King's College, London

Brexit and the EU 2019 Elections, How the Chinese Elite Views the Future of Europe

What Does Xi Jinping New Era Mean for Europe

Markus Taube - Chair of East Asian Economic Studies/China, Mercator School of Management, Berlin

Sino-European Economic Relations at a Crossroad, Contemporary Patterns and Fundamental Challenges Ahead

Industry 4.0-Made in China 2025: Innovation Patterns in Comparison

Sergio Paba - Department of Economics "Marco Biagi", University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

The Impact of the Digital Revolution on the Economy and its Future Prospects

Cinzia Parolini - Department of Economics "Marco Biagi", University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent, the Role of the Internet Giants in China's New Economy

Franco Mazzei - LUISS University, Rome

China and Europe, the Convergence of Two Cultural Models in the Trump

Li Yuan - Chair of East Asian Economic Studies, University of Duisburg-Essen

Rethinking the Success of China's Economic Reform: A Political Economy Explanation

Demystifying the Belt and Road Initiative: Scope, Actors and Repercussion for Europe

Antara Ghosal Singh - Delhi Policy Group

Reform to Survive: WTO and China's Role in International Trade

Mathieu Duchâtel - Director of Asia Programme, Institut Montaigne, Paris

Foreign Port Acquisition in China's Grand Strategy; Connectivity in EU-China Relations

Connectivity in EU-China Relations

Leanne Chung - Cardiff Business School

Chinese Innovation Pathways: Lessons from SMEs in China

Accelerated and Destructive Innovation in the Internet Era: Practical Examples from an International SME in South East Asia

Miguel Angel Martinez: - Department of China Studies, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou

Urbanization as a Growth Engine: the Development of China's Interior Regions

Yu Jie - Asia-Pacific Programme, Chatam House, London

From Deng to Xi, Economic Reform and the Return of the Middle Kingdom

Party vs Market: A Permanent Contradiction

Rita Cucchiara - Department of Engineering "Enzo Ferrari", University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

The Future of Vision Intelligence, Applications and Perspectives

Rogier Cremeers - Leiden University

Artificial Intelligence and Big Data in China's Social Credit System

Vincenzo De Luca - Head of the Directorate General for the Promotion of Italian Economic System, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Italy and China, Two Cultural Superpowers

Andrea Francioni - Department of International and Political Sciences, Siena University

]Italy-China, how to Stenghten the Biateral Cooperation

Filippo Garini - Business School, Xi'an Jaotong-Liverpool Univesity, Suzhou

From Teachers to Managers, How and Where China is Attracting Foreign Professionals

Giuliana Gavioli - Confindustria Emilia

Italian Biomedical Technologies and Chinese Regulation for Market Access”

Fabrizio Pancaldi - Department of Sciences and Engeneering Methods, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Smart Public Illumination: the LAMPANET Project”

Alessandro Bigi - Department of Engineering "Enzo Ferrari", University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Environmental Protection, Trend and Technologies for a Better World”

Emilia-Romagna Region

Food and Beverage, One of the Greatest Assets of Emilia-Romagna Region”

Lorenzo Riccardi - Shanghai University, RsA asia

Business and Tax in China and East Asia

Italian Luxury and Fashion for Chinese Middle Class Consumers

Program director: Michelangelo Cocco

Scientific supervisor: Alessandra Cappelletti

Closing Summer School Day Scheduled Program – Friday 19th July:

09:30-10:30 Food and Beverage

Emilia-Romagna Region

10:30-11:30 Business and Tax in China and East Asia

Lorenzo Riccardi RsA asia

12:00-13:00 Italian Luxury and Fashion for Chinese middle class consumers

Lorenzo Riccardi RsA asia

Lorenzo Riccardi is the Managing Director of RsA Asia (; he teaches at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and has been Adjunct Associate Professor of Taxation at Xian Jiao Tong Liverpool. He is a CPA specialized in international taxation and has covered roles in the governance of non-profit organizations and multi-national companies including the largest Italian groups in luxury, food and mechanical sectors. He has published extensively on foreign investments in developing and frontier economies (

Venue: Viale Allegri 9, 42121, Palazzo Dossetti, Reggio Emilia, 8-19 July

Details and program:

Participation for enrolled students only


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