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  • Co-organised by the LSE SU China Development Society and the LSE Institute of Global Affairs, the CDF was first founded in 2009. Now in its 13th year, the Forum has grown phenomenally to become the largest China-themed forum in Europe, with an audience of nearly 400.

  • The aim of the Forum is to: provide a platform for both students interested in Chinese affairs as well as professionals well versed in China studies to engage in vibrant and in-depth intellectual discussions; bridge the gap between China and the outside world and promote mutual understanding; provide participants with valuable learning and networking opportunities to connect with global experts and future leaders.

  • The Forum consists of speeches and panel discussions. Speeches are given by prominent figures in fields like government, academia and business while panel discussions are debate-based and formulated to inspire meaningful thoughts among the viewers. In both formats, question-and-answer time is given to guarantee the best interactive experience.

  • For eleven years in a row, we have successfully hosted numerous outstanding speakers and aspiring future leaders.  As a student-run forum, we are very proud of our past achievements and we always strive to build a more ideal platform for discussions on the development of China.


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