China’s Global Governance and Its Polar Dimension

Roundtable Discussion on “China’s Global Governance and Its Polar Dimension”


This roundtable event invites prestigious scholars from Renmin University of China to elaborate on China’s current role in global governance as well as its ambition to actively engage in arctic policy and polar governance. It is organized by Confucius Institute at the University of Helsinki and School of Economics of Renmin University of China.

Date and time: Monday April 16, 14:15-15:45

Venue: Unioninkatu 38 A, Room 109 (Russian Room)


14:15-14:20 Welcome talk (Prof. Julie Yu-Wen CHEN, Professor of Chinese Studies & Director of Confucius Institute, University of Helsinki)


14:20-14:35 China and Polar Governance (Prof. SHI Minjun, School of Economics, Renmin University of China)


14:35-14:50 One Belt One Road: What is Next? (Prof. CHENG Dawei, School of Economic, Renmin University of China)


14:50-15:10 Discussion and questions from

Mr. Arto Haapea (Deputy Director of East Asia, Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Dr. Mika Aaltola (Director of Global Security Research Programme, Finnish Institute of International Affairs)

Dr. Marcin Kaczmarski (Senior Research Fellow, the EU’s Eastern Neighborhood and Russia Research Programme, Finnish Institute of International Affairs)

Dr. Sanna Kopra (Postdoctoral Researcher, Alexander Institute, University of Helsinki)


15:10-15:25 Responses from Chinese speakers

15:25-15:45 Questions from audience and responses