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The China Media Centre at the University of Westminster is pleased to co-organise the 3rd Global China Dialogue (GCD III): Sustainability and Global Governance for Climate Change.

The Global China Dialogues focus on the global issues facing China and Chinese people and enhance public understanding of current global affairs and common interests through public dialogue and discussion between Chinese and non-Chinese academics, experts, professionals and practitioners and interested laypeople, from interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives.

The GCDs also develop the rules of ‘civilized dialogue’, encouraging both sides to listen to the other, understand cultural differences, respect local customs, accept different perspectives and acknowledge the common destiny of humanity. In particular, they explore new global governance, encompassing national governments, international organizations, multinational companies, NGOs and citizens, with a mission to building a harmonious, symbiosis-based global community.


The event takes place at The British Academy, Houses of Parliament and University College London (UCL) over the course of two days. More details are available on the CCPN Global website


  • Reviewing the Paris Agreement from a governance perspective
  • Sustainability in China’s green revolution
  • Corpus-based discourse studies on climate change
  • Delivering the Sustainable Development Goals


  • Part one: A one-day event for the GCD III on Sustainability and Global Governance for Climate Change including the above themes, at the British Academy, 2 December 2016
  • Part two: An evening event for networking at the House of Commons of the UK Parliament, 2 December 2016
  • Part three: A one-day workshop on Corpus Approach to Chinese Social Science (CACSS) at UCL, 3 December 2016



  • Professor Kerry Brown, Director of Lau China Institute, King’s College London
  • Professor Xiangqun Chang, Director of CCPN Global; Honorary Professor of UCL
  • Professor Hugo de Burgh, Director of China Media Centre, University of Westminster

Keynote speakers:

  • Professor Lord Anthony Giddens, British leading sociologist and social theorist, former Director and Emeritus Professor of LSE, UK
  • Professor Dayong Hong, Professor of Sociology, Vice-President, Renmin University of China; Vice-General Secretary of the Chinese Sociological Association, China

Panel chairs, speakers and discussants (in alphabetical order):

  • Emeritus Professor Martin Albrow FAcSS, Honorary Vice President of the British Sociological Association (BSA); Emeritus Professor of University of Wales, UK
  • Lord Michael Bates, formal Deputy Chairman of the House of Lords, the UK Parliament; Minister of State at the Department for International Development, UK
  • Professor Kerry Brown, Director of the Lau China Institute, King’s College London, UK
  • Dr Qing Cao, Senior Lecturer in Chinese, Director of Studies in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Durham University, UK
  • Professor Xiangqun Chang, Director of CCPN Global; Honorary Professor of UCL, UK
  • Dr CHEN Yan, General Director of China Europa Forum, France
  • Professor Olaf Corry, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Ms Ingrid Cranfield, Governor of CCPN Global Governing Board, President of Global China Press, former Deputy Mayor of the London Borough of Enfield, UK
  • Dr Carmen Dayrell, Senior Research Associate at CASS, Lancaster University, UK
  • Professor Hugo de Burgh, Director of the China Media Centre, University of Westminster, UK
  • Professor Robert Falkner, Associate Professor of International Relations, Co-Director, Dahrendorf Project, Academic Director, TRIUM Global EMBA, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Mr Charles Grant, Director of Centre for European Reform, UK; Trustee of CCPN Global
  • Professor Yeguo Gu, Director, China Multilingual & Multimodal Corpora & Big Data Research Centre, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Beijing Foreign Studies University, China
  • Mr Philip Hao, President, YES Global; CEO, UVIC Group, UK; Vice-General Secretary, CCPN-Global
  • Mr Alex Kirby, Retired award-winning BBC journalist and UN trainer of journalists reporting on sustainability and climate change in the developing world
  • Professor Jiaojiang Luo, Dean of the Institute of Social Development, Wuhan University, China; General Secretory of CCPN Global    
  • Professor Tony McEnery FAcSS, Director and Investigator of ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science, Lancaster University; ECRC Research Director, UK
  • Professor Kerstin Mey, Pro Vice-Chancellor of Westminster, Dean of the Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design, UK
  • Mr Dennis Pamlin, Founder of 21st Frontiers Research Centre, Sweden
  • Professor Geoffrey PLEYERS, Director of Global College, University of Louvain, Belgium
  • Professor Yufang Qian, Director of Research Centre for Discourse and Communications, Zhejiang University of Media and Communications, China
  • Dr Mike Scott, Aston University; Founder of the Lexical Analysis Software, UK
  • Dr Fang Wang, Researcher, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Mr XIANG Xiaowei, Minister counselor, Culture Office, Chinese Embassy to the UK
  • Dr Zhang Jianyu, Head of Beijing Office, the US Environmental Defence Fund (tbc)
  • Professor Letian Zhang, Director of the Center for Social and Cultural Anthropology, Director of Contemporary China Social Life Data and Research Center (CCSLC), Fudan University; and Co-Director of the CCPN Global
  • Dr Joy Zhang, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent, UK

More information

More information is available on the CCPN Global website or by contacting [email protected].