China Discussion Forum


On a regular basis, we organize discussions on China-related research topics at Jacobs University. We aim at creating a comfortable atmosphere for researchers, students and anybody interested in China, and to provide a platform for exchanging ideas and opportunities.
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Juli 06, 2018:  Comparative perspectives on pension reform in China and Germany (Prof. Dr. Zheng Bingwen)

Prof. Dr. Zheng Bingwen is one of the most famous experts in social security research in China. He is the former Director of the Institute of American Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). Director General of the Center for International Social Security Studies (CISS) at CASS. He is a member of the Chinese people’s political consultative conference. He is a member of consultation of MoHRSS (Ministry of Human Resources & Social Security), member of Major Policy Decision Commission of the CIRC (China Insurance Regulation commission). He is a part time Professor at Peking University, Renmin University of China, and Wuhan University.Prof. Dr. Zheng is the editor-in-chief of the most popular pension annual report in China (both in English and Chinese)—China Pension Report (CPR), now they already published CPR 2011, CPR 2012, CPR 2013, CPR 2014, CPR 2015, CPR 2016 and CPR 2017. Prof. Dr. Zheng has long been interested in comparison of the welfare states and social security and pension systems. He has already published more than six hundreds of articles, several books and authored chapters, some of them are in English.For his Chinese and English papers before 2015, please see For his papers after 2015, please go to


14:00-14:15 Empfang und Grußwort vom Präsidenten der Jacobs University  Bremen und von Prof. ten Brink
14:15-15:15 Vortrag von Prof. Zheng über die Rentenreform in China und  Diskussion
15:15-16:00 Vortrag von Prof. Liu über die Rentenreform in Deutschland  oder die Langzeitpflege in Deutschland 16:00-17:00 Roundtable-Diskussion

More to come…

Past events:  

February 21, 2018:  Financial Carrying Capacity Analysis under Public Private Partnership (PPP) Mode (Dr. Li Sen)

October 5, 2016 : Explaining the Globalization of Chinese Multinational Enterprises (Prof. Christoph Lattemann)
Download presentation here: 2016-emerging-markets-multinationals-duisburgengl

October 26, 2016: Challenges for the Stability of the Chinese Economic Model (Prof. Tobias ten Brink)
Download presentation here: Challenges for the Stability of the Chinese Economic Model

December 14, 2016: Breaking the WTO? Rising China and the Global Trading System (Dr. Clara Weinhardt / Prof. Tobias ten Brink)

January 25, 2017: Corporate Governance and Bidder Return: Evidence from Domestic Mergers and Acquisitions in China (Prof. Liu Jia)

March 1, 2017, 5:45pm (Research IV, Room 52): Smart grids in China, experiences and insights from a consulting project (Dr. Marius Buchmann)

March 15, 2017, 5:15pm (Research IV, Room 48): Emotions and knowledge transfer in Chinese overseas mergers and acquisitions (Prof. Liu Yipeng)

April 5, 2017, 6:00 pm (Research IV, Room 48): Apply PPP Model to Increase the Damaged Mine System Ability to Cope with Climate Change (Prof. Xi Feng Ming)
Download presentation here: Apply PPP Model to Increase the Mine Ecological Restoration Ability to Mitigate Climate Change11
December 5, 2017: Mobility 4.0 Challenges in China and Germany.This time Dr. Stefano Severi will start the discussion with his recent research results on Mobility 4.0. Professionals from German and Chinese auto industry are invited as special guests to discuss the challenges in both countries (Prof. Du YuPing and Dr. Stefano Severi).
January 19, 2018:   Cross-culture Communication Challenges in Learning Process (Prof. Song Yan).