For the third year in a row, Tracktwo co-organised a “China Day” during Almedalen Week, Sweden’s most important political forum taking place every year in July in Visby on Gotland island. During the full-day event, a series of conversations on topical issues were held, including: Where is Xi Jinping’s China headed?  War or Peace in Asia?  China’s economy – ten more good years?  China’s environmental crisis – how bad is it?  Is sustainable and responsible business in China possible?  New citizens and policy entrepreneurs – the role and impact of civil society in China.

Panelists included Kristina Persson, Swedish Minister of Strategic Development; Ulf Kristersson, shadow Finance Minster and economic spokes person of the Moderate Party; Börje Ljunggren, author and former ambassador to China; Isabel Hilton, founder of Chinadialogue; Lars Danielsson, Swedish ambassador to South Korea; Marie Söderberg, professor at Stockholm School of Economics; Stein Tönneson, professor at Uppsala University; Kristina Sandklef, macro economist; Karl Hallding, senior researcher at Stockholm Environment Institute; Annika Rembe, Director General of the Swedish Institute; Mats Harborn, Vice President of the EU Chamber in China; Hanna Sahlberg, Swedish Radio China Correspondent; Jerker Hellström, Security policy analyst at the Swedish Defence Research Agency; Thomas Lagerqvist, Chair of Sweden China Trade Council; Karin Wessman, sustainability analyst at the Swedish Export Credit Agency; Tomas Larsson, managing director of Kairos Future China; and Pierre Börjesson, global sustainable business expert at H&M.

We are proud to have organised the most comprehensive and insightful China seminar in Sweden for the third year in a row. As stated by one of the co-organisers, “one year is no year, two years is two years, and three years is a tradition.” We look forward organising the China Day in Almedalen again in 2016! For more information about the event (in Swedish), please visit the China Day website.