Seminar & Lecture Series

E-Commerce Development and the Role of the Private Sector: Experience from the PRC

2-4 pm Beijing Time, 22 Sep 2021 Online

The webinar will share the PRC’s experience and perspectives—from both public and private sector—on e-commerce policies and initiatives, possible mechanisms to improve resilience including amid the pandemic, and alleviate poverty through e-commerce platforms.

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Agenda:
TimeProgram
14:00 – 14:10Welcome and Opening Remarks

Yu Benlin, Director General, Department of International Trade and Economic Affairs, PRC Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM).

M. Teresa Kho, Director General, East Asia Department, ADB.
14:10 – 14:55Session 1: Policy and Cooperation Initiatives

Cross-border E-Commerce Policies in PRC.
Wang Huimin, Deputy Director, Institute of Credit Research, Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation.

Silk Road E-Commerce Cooperation.
Chen Yiwei, Director, Department of Electronic Commerce and Informatization, MOFCOM.

Greater Mekong Subregion Cross-border E-commerce Platform.
Yi Hong, Rotating Chairman, GMS Cross-border E-commerce Cooperation Platform Enterprise Alliance.

Each speaker will be invited to present for 15 minutes. All questions will be answered during moderated discussions.

14:55 – 15:10 Moderated Discussions (Q&A)

Moderator: Emma Fan, Director, Public Management, Financial Sector, and Regional Cooperation Division (EAPF), East Asia Department, ADB.
15:10 – 15:55Session 2: Private Sector Case Studies

Supporting Poverty Alleviation through E-commerce.
Zhu Zheng, Vice President and Head of Poverty Alleviation and Rural Revitalization Strategic Committee, Pinduoduo.

Fighting COVID-19 through E-Commerce.
Liu Jinghan, Vice President, Jointown Pharmaceutical.

E-Payment.
Zhu Xiaosong, President, LianLian Global.

Each speaker will be invited to present for 15 minutes. All questions will be answered during moderated discussions.
15:55 – 16:10 Moderated Discussions (Q&A)

Moderator: Zhu Yuping, First Secretary, Department of Trade and Economic Affair, PRC MOFCOM.
16:10 – 16:20 Wrap Up and Closing Remarks

Emcee: Dorothea Lazaro, Regional Cooperation Specialist, East Asia Department, ADB.

Emma Fan, Director, Public Management, Financial Sector, and Regional Cooperation Division (EAPF), East Asia Department, ADB.

Yang Zhengwei, Deputy Director General, Department of International Trade and Economic Affairs, PRC MOFCOM.

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