Standing at the turning point – The new start
Over the past decades, China has grown into one of the world´s largest economies. Under the leadership of President Xi Jinping, China is going for extra miles for more international responsibilities with deeper economic reforms. The Year 2016, as the first year of the thirteenth five-year plan, will be the key point for China to transform its manufacturing economy from heavily relying on investment towards an innovative environmental friendly economy depending more on consumption. Accordingly, 2016 is the year where Project China will dive into these trends, trying to offer you a brand new starting point.
The upgrade of traditional industries and the development of new industries in China are experiencing the transition from labor-intensive manufacturing economy to innovative and consumption based; from primitive technological products to high-tech consumer goods; from manual intensive farming to industrial agriculture; from high-value added machinery and life sciences to aerospace, health services, energy and education.
It is time for China to seek a balanced growth path by narrowing down the gap between the mega cities and rural areas. There will be a lot more economic engines besides the traditional mega cities in China came into our sights. As the mega cities become smarter and the small cities grow larger, we will look into the both sides and try to catch the wave.
As the environmental problem continues deteriorated and the awareness of social responsibilities arises in China, the environmental challenges become one of the major parts for the new five-year plan. It is time to look into the path to sustainable growth and the environmental friendly sectors such as renewable energies and materials, which will be the new fashion.
China keeps trying to integrate its giant economy to the world market and attempts to take more global responsibilities through multilateral or bilateral cooperation, for example the £30 billion contracts with the British government and the founding of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Thus it is now a good time to develop more cooperation opportunities between Sweden and China.
Cooperation Universities in China
Tsinghua University (THU; Chinese: 清华大学) is a research university located in Beijing, China. Ranked as 25 by QS World University Rankings® 2015/16.
Peking University (PKU; Chinese: 北京大学) is a major Chinese research university located in Beijing. Ranked as 41 by QS World University Rankings® 2015/16.
Fudan University (Chinese: 复旦大学), located in Shanghai, is one of the most prestigious and selective universities in China. Ranked as 51 by QS World University Rankings® 2015/16.
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Chinese: 上海交通大学) is a public research university located in Shanghai, China. Ranked as 70 by QS World University Rankings® 2015/16.
Project China 2016
Project China was established in 2003 as a joint student project between the Student Association at the Stockholm School of Economics and the Royal Institute of Technology. The main objective of the project is to create opportunities where students and corporations may interact in China and Sweden, as well as to further encourage and stimulate the interest for the two countries. This is the 14th consecutive year of the project. When participating in Project China, partner companies are offered a platform for interaction with ambitious Swedish students at SSE and KTH, as well as top-performing Chinese students at Tsinghua University, Peking University, Fudan University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The project is a great opportunity to strengthen the company brand among those students. Companies will get to meet Chinese students through seminars, events and career fairs in Beijing and Shanghai. Together we will both reach thousands of students at the most renowned universities in Sweden and China while also enable specific recruitment opportunities.