As the Chinese saying goes, “for a grander sight, ascend to a higher level”. At the critical juncture of dynamic transition for the regional economy in the Asia-Pacific, we need to take the higher viewpoint of history and look to the future. Despite twists and turns, globalisation is the general trend of history. In an age of openness and connectivity, the Asia-Pacific has become a community where the region’s interests are intertwined and its economic and social progress interconnected. To promote common prosperity of the Asia-Pacific, continued efforts need to include: focusing on integrated development which is a fundamental issue; fulfilling the central task of economic cooperation; concentrating on strengthening connectivity; enhancing the coordination of development strategies; displaying of comparative advantages; and generating more opportunities for economic growth and shared prosperity.
About the Speaker
Su Ge is Co-Chair of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC), Chairman of the China National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (CNCPEC), and former President of the China Institute of International Studies (CIIS).
He also serves as Director of the Centre for Chinese Diplomatic Studies. He joined CIIS in 2000 as Vice President and Senior Research Fellow. Before that, he was a professor at the Foreign Affairs College and doctoral supervisor at Tsinghua University. He served consecutively as Minister Counsellor in the Chinese Embassy in the USA (2003-2006), Ambassador to the Republic of Suriname (2006-2009) and Ambassador to the Republic of Iceland (2009-2013). He was President of the China Institute of International Studies from 2015 to 2018.
Dr Su received his MA and PhD in international and area studies from Brigham Young University. He was a Post-doctorate at Harvard University and Beijing Foreign Studies University. He was a Senior Fulbright Fellow at Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University and George Washington University.
Dr Su is author of American China Policy and the Taiwan Issue, and International Situation in the New Century and China’s Response.