It has become the mission and responsibility of Chinese companies to pull together for a common cause by engaging in philanthropy, which is also the cultural driving force for the steady development of the Chinese economy. The 2018 Global Trend Conference co-hosted by Global Times and Huanqiu.com, was held in Beijing on December 28, 2018. The conference included a forum entitled “Harmony and Philanthropy” at which industry leaders and experts in philanthropy engaged in in-depth discussions on corporate social responsibility as well as the importance and uniqueness of Chinese revolutionary culture and the role that the culture can play in today’s affairs. The attendees also participated in the launch ceremony of Global Trends Institute at which Huanqiu.com announced its three key objectives for 2019: presenting the historically significant documentary I’m going to Yan’an, launching the 2019 Global Military Fans Cultural Festival and holding the 2019 Sino-Euro CEO Dialogue Show.
By special invitation, Fu Changbo, director of the China Global Philanthropy Institute in Shenzhen, delivered the opening speech entitled “Embracing the new era where business benefits society” and Zhang En, executive secretary of China CSR 100 Forum, gave the speech on “Addition, subtraction and multiplication of corporate social responsibility”. Distinguished guests and leaders, including Zhang Jianru, director of Yan’an Revolutionary Memorial Hall, Major General Yao Youzhi, former director of the Department of Strategic Studies at the Academy of Military Science of the People’s Liberation Army, Major General Li Guoru, former deputy director of the Publicity Department within the People’s Liberation Army General Political Department, were invited to a newly-created roundtable at which they engaged in a discourse on the spiritual meaning behind the term “inheriting the red gene”, enabling the fostering of a noble revolutionary spirit and a respect for discipline in the hearts and minds of a new generation of young adults and teenagers.
China’s business leaders and top academic experts gather to discuss how to best use smart technologies to drive the future
On December 28, Global Trend Conference, co-hosted by the Global Times and Huanqiu.com, formally opened in Beijing’s Langyuan Vintage. Reflecting on China’s 40 years of reform and opening-up and with an eye to what lies in store for the next 40, the event, themed “Reform, Innovation, Responsibility”, invites industry leaders and academic experts to discuss global trends, through the sharing of experiences and with the goal of inspiring new ideas. The conference’s goal is to develop guidance for development over the next 40 years and how to best leverage smart technologies to drive the future.
Some conference highlights:
Su Xi, vice president of ZTE, gave a presentation on new businesses, new networks and the 5G fully-connected era;
Zhang Changwu, founder of Land Space Technology Corporation, spoke about the efforts to create a first-class commercial rocket sector in China;
Xu Yuanchun, director of AI creation, Microsoft Software and Technology Center of Asia (STCA), talked about the promising prospects for AI and AI creation;
Zheng Yongchun, researcher from the National Astronomical Observatories, and Zhu Jin, president of the Beijing Planetarium, discussed “Looking up at the stars” with famous science fiction author Xia Jia.
CEOs and top management executives from educational firms, healthcare service providers as well as retailing and manufacturing firms took a close look at what they believed daily life and the status of mankind would look like 40 years hence based on the application of smart technologies.
In addition, the launch ceremony of the Global Trends Institute, initiated by Huanqiu.com, was held during the conference. Huanqiu.com also announced its three key programs for 2019:
producing a special documentary for one of China’s most important historical events “I’m going to Yan’an”;
kicking off the first Military Fan Culture Festival;
hosting the 2019 Sino-Euro CEO Dialogue Show.