The 16th iteration of Stockholm China Forum was held in Stockholm, Sweden on January 15-16, 2016. The Forum brought together senior American, European and Chinese representatives from government, media, business and academia who engaged in interactive discussions over the most pressing policy issues that concern the three policy communities. The topics covered included Syria, ISIS and counter-terrorism, global public goods provision, China’s domestic political and economic environment, and China’s Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, also widely known as “One Belt, One Road”.
In continuation with some of the previous Stockholm China Forum discussions, a panel on the aftermath of the Paris Climate talks assessed progress from all three sides on the climate change negotiations. Participants also assessed the elections in Taiwan, the upcoming U.S. presidential elections, and their impact on the foreign policy landscape in Asia.
The Stockholm China Forum is an initiative of the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.The Forum also benefitted from the additional support of PhRMA (Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America).
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