In the light of recent events, the world is witnessing how populist discourse is challenging the current global order. Instead of learning from previous mistakes, people keep on searching for rather simple and quick solutions, thereby strengthening populist movements. It is in this regard that Prof. Segbers shed light on recent developments in Europe and the European Union and its implication on trade and commerce.
“AHK Greater China, which is part of the German Chambers of Commerce Worldwide Network (AHK), represents Sino-German bilateral business interests and offers comprehensive services through its business and membership platforms. It has five main offices and eight additional offices in Greater China and Germany. On behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany, they represent the overall economic interests of Germany and focus on the promotion of bilateral trade and investment between Germany and the region. Additionally, through the Delegation the German Chamber Network in Greater China is in close contact with the Chinese government and supports political delegations on their visits to China.”
AHK Shanghai regularly organizes events for their members and Prof. Segbers´ lecture took place as part of such event on Aug. 23, 2017. Twenty members and representatives of AHK, among them board members of the chamber, managing directors of partner companies and executives from the automobile and mechanical engineering industries, attended the talk. After Prof. Segbers’ input, AHK members and affiliates had the chance for a Q&A and jointly discussed current pressing issues related to populism. Afterwards, participants engaged into networking and exchange.
AHK also offered a module on CSR within the frame of the Global Politics Summer School (GPSS) China. Ines Sieckmann, who is the Project Manager for Social Responsibility at AHK Shanghai, gave a lecture on CSR and NGOs in China. For further information about the Center for Global Politics’ Seasonal Schools Program, please see www.seasonal-schools.org