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5th China-Japan-ROK FTA Seminar - 2018.09.19 (Closed) 2018.08.21

5th China-Japan-ROK FTA Seminar

The Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) will host the 5th China-Japan-the Republic of Korea (ROK) FTA Seminar at Novotel Beijing Peace on Wednesday, September 19, 2018.

CJK FTA Seminar is one of the main events that TCS holds to support the trade and economic cooperation among China, Japan, and the ROK. Since 2012, the 1.5-track platform has brought together government officials, prominent scholars, business representatives to exchange insights on CJK FTA from various perspectives, to provide reference to the negotiations, and to promote significance and public understanding of CJK FTA.

The 5th Seminar aims to discuss CJK FTA in the regional and global context. Distinguished guests from China, Japan, the ROK, as well as other countries in the Asia-Pacific region will share deep understanding and have thorough discussions about opportunities, challenges, and future directions of FTA, global trade and economic cooperation.

The TCS is an international organization established by the governments of China, Japan, and the ROK with a vision to promote peace and common prosperity among the three countries and Northeast Asia.

Event Details:

Event Name and Theme: China-Japan-ROK FTA Seminar – Within and Beyond

Organizer: Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat

Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Location: Novotel Beijing Peace (map)

Main Content:

  1. World Trade Environment

  2. China-Japan-the ROK FTA and CJK economic cooperation

  3. Regional FTAs and regional economic cooperation

Language: English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean Simultaneous Interpretation



Please register by Thursday, September 13. No registration or attendance fee is required.

If you have issue accessing the online registration, please email with the RSVP form attached

                                                                                       Tentative Agenda






Opening Session

Opening remarks: TCS

Congratulatory Remarks


Ministry of Commerce of China

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy of the ROK 



Keynote Speech

World Trade Environment and Its Implication to the Free Trade Agreement and Regional Economic Cooperation (Title TBC)

Dr. ZHAO Jinping

Research Fellow and Former Director-General of the Research Department of Foreign Economic Relations, Development Research Center of the State Council (DRC)


Photo Session and Coffee Break



Session I: Perspectives from China, Japan, and the ROK


Dr. TU Xinquan,

Dean and Professor, China Institute for WTO Studies, University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) 


Dr. SONG Hong

Assistant Director and Senior Fellow,

Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of 

Social Sciences (CASS)


Dr. TAMURA Akihiko

Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies 


Korean Scholar

Panel Discussion and Q&A session


Dr. ZHAO Ping

Director, Department of International Investment, Academy of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade 

Business sector representative from Japan

Business sector representative from ROK 


Coffee Break



Session 2: Perspectives from the Regional Partners 


Moderator: China-ASEAN Center (TBD)


Dr. Chia Siow Yue

Senior Research Fellow

Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)


Dr. Tham Siew Yean 

Adjunct Professor

Institute of Malaysian and International Studies (IKMAS)

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia


Dr. Rémy Davison 

Jean Monnet Chair in Politics & Economics

Associate Director, Monash European and EU Centre

Panel Discussion and Q&A


Dr. SONG Hong

Assistant Director and Senior Fellow, Institute of World Economics 

and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)



Dr. TAMURA Akihiko 

Profess:or, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies


Korean Scholar


Closing Remarks: TCS 

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