Hunan University, Changsha, China ACESA - Association for Chinese Economic Studies Australia

The 2nd International Forum on Constructing Resource-Saving and Environment-Friendly Society in China

Economic Opening-Up and the Construction of Resource-Saving and Environment-Friendly Society in China

Hunan University, Changsha, Hunan, China

3-4 April 2010

Call for Papers

The College of Economics and Trade at Hunan University, in conjunction with the Association for Chinese Economic Studies Australia (ACESA), the Hunan Province Changsha-Zhuzhou-Xiangtan Resource-Saving and Environment-Friendly Society Construction (RSEFSC hereafter) Office, RSEFSC Research Institute of Hunan University, and the journal of World Economy (Shijie Jingji) of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, are jointly organising the 2nd International Forum on “Economic Opening-Up and the Construction of Resource-Saving and Environment-Friendly Society in China” in Changsha, China, 3-4 April 2010.

In late 1978 China’s economic reforms began. From a country whose economy was on the brink of collapse to one of the major economies in the world today, China has achieved great success over the past three decades. In the meantime, however, a number of challenges have also emerged. One of the major challenges is that China’s current economic growth model is based on extensive consumption of resources and also exerts tremendous pressure on the environment. As a result, how to build a resource-saving and environment-friendly society has received enormous attention in China recently. This Forum is the second in the series, following a successful one held last year, to provide an arena for scholars, government officials, industrial personnel and any others who have an interest in these important issues to discuss and exchange ideas and research findings on how to construct a resource-saving and environment-friendly society in China.

Major topics that will be dealt with at the Forum include, but not limited to:

  • Connotation and standards of RSEFSC and case studies
  • Ecological friendliness, low carbon emission economy, and environment-friendly development
  • Economic opening-up, institutional innovations and RSEFSC
  • Integration of domestic and international trade
  • Optimising the structure of international trade
  • Innovative utilization of foreign capital
  • Multilateral trade negotiations and regional trade liberalization
  • Outward investment and globalisation of China’s enterprises
  • Corporate social responsibility and RSEFSC
  • Financial crises, economic imbalances and national economic security
  • Population, resources and environment, and sustainable development

We would like to invite people from any background – industry personnel, government officials, academia, business consultants, and so on, who are interested in China’s economy – to join us at this important international event in Changsha, China.

  1. The paper can be in either English or Chinese, and should not be published or under consideration elsewhere.
  2. You are requested to express your interest of participation in the Forum to
  3. Please submit your paper (in Word) to In the email subject please specify “Forum papers + corresponding author’s name”. In the first page of your paper, please specify the field of your paper, paper title, Chinese and English abstracts, keywords, and the basic information on the author(s), including name, affiliation, contact details, address, postcode, telephone and e-mail etc. The deadline is 1 March 2010.
  4. The organizing committee will review the papers and decisions of acceptance will be emailed back to the corresponding author by no later than 5 March 2010. Authors of selected papers will be invited to attend the Forum. Selected papers will be edited as the forum proceedings, and recommended to World Economy (Shijie Jingji) for anonymous reviewing for possible publication.
  5. The Forum will waive registration fee and cover food and accommodation costs during the conference for all authors of selected papers (if more than one author, one of the authors who is presenting their paper at the Forum). Delegates shall cover all other expenses.

For any inquiries about the Forum, please contact:

Xin (Christine) Gu
School of Business
James Cook University
Townsville Qld 4811, Australia