Agenda

Day 1: 15 September 2005
08.00 Registration
9.00-10.20  1. Inaugural Session (at the Main Campus)

Chair: Dr ZHAO Guohao, Vice President of Shanxi University of FE (SXUFE)

Speakers:
Prof. WANG Maolin, Party’s Secretary, Shanxi University of FE
Dr Nagesh Kumar, Director-General, RIS
Mr ZHAO Shaoqin, Vice Governor of Shanxi Province
Mr LI Ronghuai, Mayor of Taiyuan
Mr LI Dongfu, Director of Provincial Education Office
Mr ZHANG Donggang, Social Science Administration Office, Ministry of Education

Special Address by Mr Vinay Kwatra, Deputy Chief of Indian Mission, Beijing on behalf of Ambassador of India, Mr. Nalin Surie
Award of Visiting-Professorships by Prof YUAN Meisheng, President of SXUFE on Dr. Nagesh Kumar, Director-General, RIS and Professor Manoranjan Mohanty
10:20-10:40 Group Photo Tea Break
10:40-12:00 2. Relevance of an Asian Economic Community
Chair: Professor Takehiko Kondo, President, Hamamatsu Gakuin University, Japan

Presentation of the Theme Paper by Dr Nagesh Kumar, Director-General, RIS

Key Commentators:
Dr Eric Teo, Council Secretary, Singapore Institute of International Affairs
Professor Aftab Seth, President, GSEC, Keio University, Tokyo
Dr Tiziana Bonapace, Chief, Trade Policy, TTD, UN-ESCAP
12"10-14:00 Lunch - Banquet hosted by Mayor of Taiyoun (at Jin San Yuan Hotel)
14:00-15:15 China and India: Co-drivers of Asian Growth and Prosperity
Chair: Prof YUAN Meisheng, President of SXUFE

Speakers:
Professor Zhao Guohao, Vice President, Shanxi University of FE
Dr Rajiv Kumar, Chief Economist, Confederation of Indian Industries
Professor Manoranjan Mohanty, Delhi University

Open Discussion
15:15-15:30 Tea Break
15:30-17:00  Building Blocs of Asian Regional Integration

Chair: Professor Lau Sim Yee, Programme Adviser, Sasakawa Peace Foundation and Reitaku University, Japan

Presentations:
Dr Pradumna B. Rana, Senior Director, Asian Development Bank, Manila
Dr Tiziana Bonapace, Chief, Trade Policy, TTD, UN-ESCAP
Prof. Masanori Kondo, International Christian University, Tokyo
Dr Ram Upendra Das, Fellow, RIS
Open Discussion
17:30  Call of Delegation of the Conference on the Governor of Shanxi Province
18:30 Buffet Dinner and Cultural Evening

Day 2: 16 September

8:30-10:00

5. Monetary and Financial Integration in Asia: An Asian Currency Unit

  Chair: Dr Pradumna Rana, Senior Director, Asian Development Bank, Manila
 

Keynote Presentation:
Professor Takehiko Kondo, Hamamatsu Gakuin University

Other Presentations and Comments:
Prof. Ramkishen Rajan, National University of Singapore
Prof. Ms Xiao Bing Feng, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences
Prof. Zhang Runlin, SXUFE

Mr. Yoshimitsu Matsuki, Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Tokyo

  Open Discussion
10:00-10:20

Tea Break

10:20-11:50

6. Strategic Relevance of Asian Economic Integration

  Chair: Dr ZHAO Guohao, Shanxi University of FE
 

Presentations:
Professor Aftab Seth, President, GSEC, Keio University, Tokyo
Dr Eric Teo, Council Secretary, Singapore Institute of International Affairs
Professor Chiao-min Hsieh, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Prof. Yao Chao Cheng, Shanxi University of FE

  Open Discussion
11:50-13:00 Lunch Buffet
13:00-14:00

Round Table Discussion

Co-Chairs:
Prof. Yao Chao Cheng
, Shanxi University of FE and Prof. Manoranjan Mohanty, Delhi University
Prof. Manoranjan Mohanty, Delhi University
14:00-14:30 Concluding Session
Co-Chairs:
Dr GUO Ze Guang, Vice President of Shanxi University of FE and
Professor Aftab Seth, President, GSEC, Keio University, Tokyo

Valedictory Address by Prof YUAN Meisheng, President, SXUFE

Concluding remarks and thanks: Dr Nagesh Kumar, RIS
14:40-18:10 Sight-seeing –City Bus Tour
18:20-20:00 Farewell Buffet
  Toast Message: Professor FAN Er Jun, Vice President of Shanxi University of FE
Day 3: 17 September 2005
Departure of some delegates
Organized sightseeing to Buddhist Holy Mountain – WUTAI