Pacific Asian Regional Meeting of the Trilateral Commission: Shanghai, China, November 14-16, 2008

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 9th Meeting of the Pacific Asian Group)

Sessions held at the Okura Garden Hotel, Shanghai

Conference Chairman: Yotaro Kobayashi, Pacific Asian Chairman, Trilateral Commission; Chief Corporate Advisor, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd., Tokyo

Friday, November 14

19:30 Opening Dinner hosted by the Shanghai Institutes of International Studies (SIIS)
Welcome Remarks: Yang Jiemian, President, Shanghai Institutes of International Studies
Opening Remarks: Yotaro Kobayashi, Pacific Asian Chairman, Trilateral Commission.

Saturday, November 15

9:30-12:30
SESSION I: THE RISE OF CHINA AND ITS POTENTIAL AS A PARTNER IN EAST ASIA COMMUNITY BUILDING
Moderator: Barry Desker, Dean, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, and Director, Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Panelists:
Xu Mingqi, Deputy Director, Institute of World Economy of Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS)
Zhao Gancheng, Director, Department of South Asian Studies, Shanghai Institutes of International Studies (SIIS)

12:30-14:00 Lunch
INDIA'S EMERGING ROLE IN EAST ASIA
Introduction: Yotaro Kobayashi, Pacific Asian Chairman, Trilateral Commission
Remarks: Rajiv Sikri, Former Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs; former Ambassador of India to Thailand

14:00-17:00
SESSION II: FINANCIAL CRISIS AND ITS IMPACT ON EAST ASIA REGIONAL ECONOMIC INTEGRATION
Moderator: Kim Kihwan, International Advisor, Goldman Sachs, Asia, Seoul; Chair, Seoul Financial Forum
Panelists:
Jesus Estanislao, Chairman, Institute of Corporate Directors; President and Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Solidarity in Asia, Manila
John Hewson, Chairman, GlobalDC; Sydney
Shigemitsu Sugisaki, Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs Japan Co., Ltd., Tokyo

18:30 Dinner at the Park Hyatt Hotel, hosted by Yotaro Kobayashi, Pacific Asian Chairman, Trilateral Commission; Chief Corporate Advisor, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd., Tokyo

Sunday, November 16

9:30-12:00
SESSION III: THE GROWING IMPACT OF A DYNAMIC EAST ASIA ON GLOBAL GOVERNANCE
Moderator: Tadashi Yamamoto, Pacific Asian Director, Trilateral Commission
Panelists:
Han Sung-Joo, President, the ASAN Institute for Policy Studies, Seoul
Ong Keng Yong, Director, Institute of Policy Studies, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
Hitoshi Tanaka, Senior Fellow, Japan Center for International Exchange, Tokyo
Yang Jiemian, President, Shanghai Institutes of International Studies (SIIS)

12:30 Closing luncheon

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