Winter Warm Sun: Sino-Japanese Cooperation under the Great Change–the Pangoal Institution Holds Seminar on "The Great Pattern of Sino-US Relations and the Outlook of Sino-Japanese Relations"
Winter Warm Sun: Sino-Japanese Cooperation under the Great Change–the Pangoal Institution Holds Seminar on "The Great Pattern of Sino-US Relations and the Outlook of Sino-Japanese Relations"

On the afternoon of January 21, Vice President of Japan International Community of Asian Communities and Professor of Toyo Gakuen University (TYG), Zhu Jianrong, with Japanese senior scholars and journalists, visited the Pangoal Institution and co-hosted the Seminar on “The Sino-US Relationship Pattern and the Outlook of Sino-Japan Relations.”  The Pangoal Institution director Yi Peng, senior consultant Jia Qingguo and other Pangoal’s scholars exchanged views   views on “International Pattern changes and Sino-Japanese Relations Development,” and “China-Japan Interaction and Asia-Pacific Future.”  Such communication contributed to the exchanges in non-governmental think tanks.  

 

The seminar was hosted by Yue Li, senior researcher at the Pangoal Institution and Executive Director of the Northeast Asian Research Center.  In the opening speech session, Yi Peng, chairman of the Pangoal first extended a warm welcome to Professor Zhu Jianrong's third visit. Chairman Yi Peng said that China and Japan have great influence and high interest relations. It is a pleasure to see that after seven years of icy period, Sino-Japanese relations have greatly warmed and turned around in 2018. . Sino-Japanese relations are good for both people and the world. As a representative of the Chinese folk think tank, Pangu Think Tank is committed to promoting the development of Sino-Japanese friendly relations through the exchange of think tanks. Through the communication and exchanges with different Japanese institutions and different teams, including leaders, both “please come in” and also Go to Japan. In addition, Sino-Japanese relations are closely related to various important relationships such as Northeast Asia, China, Japan and Korea. The Pangu think tank is also determined to work with Japanese friends to promote better cooperation and development in Northeast Asia.

 

Zhu Jianrong, a professor at Dongyang Gakuen University and vice chairman of the Japan International Community of Asian Communities, expressed his gratitude to President Yi Peng for his welcome and said that for us, once and twice, this is the third exchange between the two sides. There is both a sense of intimacy and a lot of expectations. The current timing is very important for the third exchange between the two sides. Sino-US relations have undergone tremendous changes since last year, and Sino-Japanese relations have also been profoundly affected. How to understand this structural change, how to better look forward to the future development of Sino-Japanese relations in the new big picture, is very important for both countries and East Asia. Professor Zhu Jianrong also said that the Japanese Research Association of Senior Journalists and Scholars has been conducting dialogues and exchanges every year for nearly 30 years. It is very much looking forward to the fourth exchange activities with the Pangu think tank. He also hopes that the two sides will make a common development for the development of Sino-Japanese relations. Work hard.

 

In the subsequent roundtable discussion session, the participating scholars and journalists focused on the impact of China's development on the world, the impact of Sino-US trade relations on Sino-Japanese relations, East Asian economic and trade cooperation, Sino-Japanese corporate cooperation under the “Belt and Road Initiative”, and WTO reform. Conduct extensive communication. The guests said that the change in Sino-US relations is an important reason for the improvement of Sino-Japanese relations in 2018. Looking at the long-term, with the further development of China, Japan is also adjusting its own policies and paying more attention to Sino-Japanese cooperation, instead of putting all the eggs in the same basket. In the long run, the development of Sino-Japanese relations is both promising and we need to work together in a way that is shared by the think tanks.

 

Chinese guests attending the "Sino-US Relations and Sino-Japanese Relations Outlook" seminar included Yi Peng, Chairman of Pangu Think Tank, Senior Consultant of Pangu Think Tank Advisory Committee, Standing Committee Member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, and Jia Qingguo, former Dean of Peking University School of International Relations. Huang Dahui, Associate Dean and Professor of the School of International Studies, Renmin University of China, Secretary-General of the Academic Committee of Pangu Think Tank, Executive Director of the China-US Humanities Exchange Research Base of Peking University, Wang Dong, Senior Research Fellow of Pangu Think Tank, Executive Director of Northeast Asia Research Center, Yue Pan, Pangu Senior researcher of think tank, Liang Yabin, associate professor of the International Strategy Institute of the Party School of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.

 

Members of the Japanese delegation include Professor of Dongyang Gakuen University, Zhu Jianrong, Vice Chairman of the Japan International Community of Asian Communities, former President of Mitsubishi Bank in China, and Emmy Dowaken Professor Emeritus of Fukuyama University, former Director of the Nikkei News China, and Vice President of the Japan-China Relations Association President Fujisuke Yukiyuki, editorial board member of the Co-Communication Agency Mori Yuyu, Asahi TV station director An Jiang, the researcher of the International Economic Research Institute, Ito Shingo, Asahi Shimbun China General Director Nishimura Daisuke, Tokyo News China General Director Ando Yu.

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