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Saturday Live: Beijing Forum 2020

DEC . 04 2020

The Beijing Forum, initiated in 2004, is an annual event organized under the auspices of the Beijing Municipal Government, endorsed by the State Council and the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, and co-organized by Peking University, Beijing Municipal Education Commission, and the Chey Institute for Advanced Studies. Each year, the forum brings together the most eminent scholars and leaders from all over the world to engage in international academic exchanges and trans-cultural discussions, with the aim of stimulating academic and cultural exchanges for world peace and social progress.

During the previous years, the Beijing Forum has gathered an abundance of invaluable suggestions and insights which has helped in generating outstanding scholastic advancement in the Asia Pacific region and around the world. The 2020 annual conference will continue to uphold the Beijing Forum's reputation as one of the leading academic forums in the world.

This year, the Beijing Forum will be held both offline and online on December 5th, 2020, from 9:00-12:30 (UTC+8) at Peking University, under the theme "The Harmony of Civilizations and Prosperity for All — Globalization under the Impact of the Pandemic: New Challenges and Opportunities".

The sub-forums of Beijing Forum 2020

Since the beginning of this year, we have witnessed unprecedented major changes taking place across the world. Global challenges facing humanity are becoming more pressing as the international environment has been growing more unstable and uncertain. The global spread of Covid-19 has claimed numerous lives, straining health care systems worldwide. At the same time, world peace and stability have been threatened by rising protectionism, racism, and violent extremism while international economic order has been disrupted by economic globalization and unilateralism. Therefore, in face of the challenges posed by Covid-19, nations must stand together and forge extraordinary synergy to fight off the virus, guided by the philosophy of building a community with a shared future for mankind.

Beijing Forum 2020 will put a spotlight on post-pandemic global development, concentrating on ways to deal with the grave challenges brought about by the various major changes happening around the world. Guided by the philosophy of building a community with a shared future for mankind, the event seeks to map out a better future characterized by the 'harmony of civilizations and prosperity for all' (the overarching theme of the annual Forums) by exploring ways for nations to cooperate, achieve win-win progress, and promote mutual learning of culture from multiple perspectives and in various fields.

Agenda of Opening Ceremony and the Main Forum

*The schedule may be subject to change.

Live broadcasts will be made available on Peking University's Facebook/Twitter/Baidu, China Daily, People's Daily, Guangming Daily, and Global Times. Do stay tuned for more information!

PKU Official Accounts

Suniva Chitrakar, Aqilah Anuar
Editors: June Tan Rui Min, Estella Zhang Qiming
Source: Beijing Forum
Designer: Pu Hairui