Mini Trip report: Beijing, China
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- On 18 September 2015
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The APEC China Business Council and APEC Business Advisory Council brought me to Beijing to give the opening address for the Global Innovator Conference and APEC Young Entrepreneurs Summit, which was covered by Xinhua news agency, CCTV, and others. I also had some short interviews with several local TV networks – so some good PR for The Millennium Project. The event also included the opening of a major new multi-purpose business incubator. All this is part of the government’s increasing focus on innovation and entrepreneurship – the theme repeated over and over in the major policy address by Premier Li Keqiang at the Global Economic Forum just held in China.
Zhouying Jin, Chair of the Beijing Node of The Millennium Project has gotten the Government of China to produce the annual State of the Future reports since the first edition in 1997. Since the government does not promote and advertise it, I held several discussions with those who were interested in having it produced commercially for the Chinese market. In addition, the Chinese Association of S&T is interested in producing the Chinese translation of Futures Research Methodology 3.0. They will be producing a series of books on the future of China 2045.
It is with great sadness that I learned that Rusong Wang, head of Urban Systems Ecology, Academy of Engineering and Academy of Natural Science who was active in the MP feasibility study 1992-95 and first Chair of the Beijing Node and then co-Chair passed away about two years ago – this is a great loss to both China and The Millennium Project.
On a happier note, please let your colleagues in Washington, D.C. know that the Washington launch of the 2015-16 State of the Future will be Friday October 2nd at 10:30 AM at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
All the best,
Jerome C. Glenn, h.c. Dr. h.c. mult.
CEO, The Millennium Project