Publications

Publication: Regional and International Affairs

China Radio International (CRI) Live Interview with Mr. Christoph Pohlmann on Brexit and European integration

by Romy Siegert

Mr. Christoph Pohlmann, Resident Representative for China of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, participated in the live panel discussion of “Today” on March 31st 2017 and shared his views of the implications of Brexit on European integration and the future of the EU in general.

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Publication: Regional and International Affairs

China Radio International (CRI) Live Interview with Mr. Christoph Pohlmann on the Changing World Order

by Romy Siegert

Mr. Christoph Pohlmann, Resident Representative for China of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, participated in the live panel discussion of “Today” on the topic of the changing world order on February 24th 2017 and shared his views.

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Publication: Regional and International Affairs

The Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation is among the world’s best think tanks

by Romy Siegert

In the 10th global Think Tank Rankings of University of Pennsylvania, the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation continues to rank among the best think tanks.

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Publication: Regional and International Affairs

The Silk Road Economic Belt: Considering Security Implications and EU–China Cooperation Prospects

by Yannick Ringot

Report by SIPRI on the security implications of the Silk Road Economic Belt and EU-China cooperation

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Publication: Social Justice and Trade Unions

Feminism in China – An Analysis of Advocates, Debates, and Strategies

by Yannick Ringot

This study takes a look at feminism in China over the last century and reveals that feminist movements and arguments at most times have been linked to the nation’s development.

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Publication: Sustainable Growth Model

Sun, Water, Wind: Development of the Energy Transition in Germany

Author: Franz-Josef Brüggemeier; FES Berlin 2015, FES Shanghai March 2016

by Yannick Ringot

The ambitious aim of the German energy transition (“Energiewende”) is to phase out fossil fuels and energy production capacities that are damaging to the climate. Despite the enormous successes of the past years as far as electricity generation is concerned and the continued international interest in Germany’s case, the energy transition has not been a smooth process as it is nothing less than the transformation of industrial society energy system. Explaining this process requires going beyond statistical facts and to also consider the economic, societal, and political context in which the relevant decisions were made. These aspects are explored by the author of the study, Franz-Josef Brüggemeier, Professor at the Department of Economic, Social and Environmental History at the Albert-Ludwig-University in Freiburg, Germany.

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Publication: Sustainable Growth Model

China's Role in Climate Change Negotiations - Perspectives for COP21

Zhang Zhongxiang; Tianjin University, September 2015; FES Shanghai November 2015

by Yannick Ringot

On the occasion of the upcoming Paris negotiations on climate change in December 2015 (COP21) the Shanghai office of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) published a study written by Professor Zhang Zhongxiang from Tianjin University. In it Prof Zhang explores some key aspects of China's policies on climate change to illustrate China's likely position at COP21, sketches the evolution of China's stance during international climate negotiations since Kyoto, gives an overview of domestic goals and recent measures to mitigate climate change and mentions some of the incentives, obstacles and conditions for China to support an ambitious international agreement to curb climate change.

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Publication: Sustainable Growth Model

Social Innovation Policy for Industry 4.0

Daniel Buhr, Tübingen University; FES Berlin April 2015, FES Shanghai May 2015

by Yannick Ringot

Increased networking and the use of data have a strong impact on industries and societies across the world. In Germany, the concept of Industry 4.0 (referring to the increased digitalisation of industrial production processes) is shaping the current discourse on the topic. But the consequences of this development are much wider and impact not only industries but also society and the economy. By closely examining these trends, Prof Daniel Buhr (University Tübingen) draws up several recommendations on how this development can be dealt with. His chief conclusion is that the answers to the profound upheavals ahead can only be found when Industry 4.0 is defined and grasped as more than just a technical innovation – it has to be seen as a social innovation as well.

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Publication: Regional and International Affairs

Between Principles and Pragmatism - Perspectives on the Ukraine Crisis from Brazil, India, China and South Africa

Felix Hett and Moshe Wien; (Eds.) FES Berlin, May 2015

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With the beginning of the Ukraine crisis, the rift between Russia on the one hand and the European Union and the United States on the other as deepened significantly. The conflict is often portrayed as epochal, with global consequences, even as a re-enactment of the Cold War that was supposed to have ended 25 years ago. To evaluate these (Western) assumption, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) asked four authors from Brazil, India, China and South Africa to explain how foreign-policy elites in their countries view the Ukraine crisis. Does it really pose a challenge to the international order? Or is it a singularly "European" problem? What are the possible consequences for cooperation within the BRICS group?

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