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Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

Venue

Fujitsu Research Institute, Tokyo



Japan and China: Economic Relations in Transition

January 18 - January 19, 2001

The Sino-Japanese relationship is one of the most important in East Asia today.  Marked by conflict in the early post-war era, over the past three decades the bilateral relationship has grown through cooperation and competition.  This conference focuses on the changes in the Sino-Japanese economic relationship.  It will bring together knowledgeable researchers and practitioners to address four major issues.  First, China’s growing linkages with Japan and its integration into the world economy.  Second, China’s options and risks for industrial restructuring and transformation.  Third, the role of Japanese and other foreign companies in the Chinese market.  Fourth, deepening economic ties between China and Japan.

Presentations

Day 1         January 18th (Thursday)

09.00
Opening Remarks

09.10
Keynote Address

Barry Naughton, University of California at San Diego

10.00 - 12.45
Session I - China’s Integration into the World Economy

Paper 1: Beyond Bilateralism? The Local the Regional and the Global in Sino-Japanese Economic Relations

Shaun G. Breslin, University of Warwick

Paper 2: The Emergence of China as an Economic Power and its Implications for the Japanese Economy

C.-H. Kwan, Nomura Research Institute

11.15 - 11.30
Coffee Break

11.30 - 12.45
Session I -2 - China’s Integration into the World Economy

Paper 3: Trade, Investment and Economic Cooperation Between Japan and China

Toshihiko Kinoshita, Waseda University

Paper 4: Japan and China: Trade and Investment Nexus

Thomas Man Hung Chan, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

12.45 - 14.00
Lunch Break

14.00 - 17.30
Session II - Industrial Restructuring and Transformation in China

Paper 3: Implications of China’s Accession to the WTO

Masahiro Kawai, The World Bank

Paper 4: Chinese Enterprise Reform and the WTO

Jean-François Huchet, French Center for Research on Contemporary China, Hong Kong

Day 2         January 19th (Friday)

09.00 - 12.30
Session III - Management Strategies and Local Challenges

Paper 3: Human Resource Management of Japanese Subsidiaries in China

Christian Hirt, University of Graz

Paper 2: Japanese FDI and Chinese Industrial Development

Shigeki Tejima, Nishōgakusha University

10.30 - 11.00
Coffee Break

11.00 - 12.30
Session III -2 - Management Strategies and Local Challenges

Paper 3: Human Resource Management of Japanese Subsidiaries in China

Shōichi Ito, Kwansei Gakuin University

Paper 4: International Protection of Famous and Well-known Marks

Johannes Christian Wichard, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

12.30 - 14.00
Lunch Break

14.00 - 17.30
Session IV - Deepening Economic Ties Through Strategic Alliances

Paper 1: Playing the China Card: The Taiwanese Electronics Industry and the Challenges for Japan

Douglas B. Fuller, MIT

Paper 2: Virtual Cooperation - a Strategic Tool in Japanese-Chinese Business Relationships

Dieter Specht, Technical Univ. of Brandenburg Cottbus

17.30
Closing Comments

Related Research Projects or Programs

Japan in Asia