May 15, 2020

Webinar on "India and China: Two Asian giants amidst a pandemic"

  • Amb. Nirupama Rao Former Foreign Secretary and Ambassador, India

    Amb. Nirupama Rao
    Former Foreign Secretary and Ambassador, India

  • Amb. SUN Yuxi Former Chinese Ambassador to India

    Amb. SUN Yuxi
    Former Chinese Ambassador to India

  • Laurence Brahm Founding Director, Himalayan Consensus; Nonresident Senior Fellow, CCG

    Laurence Brahm
    Founding Director, Himalayan Consensus; Nonresident Senior Fellow, CCG

  • Gopi Hanumanthappa The Managing Director of ThyssenKrupp

    Gopi Hanumanthappa
    The Managing Director of ThyssenKrupp

While authorities in China and India have  struggle to control the spread of COVID-19 and manage the socio-economic costs, many have witnessed that Sino-India have taken a hit amidst controversies emerged from issues such as FDI rules and pharmaceuticals.

Context

Beyond the curve:

Pandemics do not respect geo political boundaries. The Synergia Foundation has been closely monitoring the course of COVID-19 since its beginning and have been covering its destructive passage globally through our INSIGHTS. Pandemics do not respect political boundaries. International governance can still redeem itself by a coordinated response. Better still, with a collaborative approach, we can prepare better for the next pandemic.

Key Questions: 

  • How India and China can work together to fight against COVID-19; 

  • How Chinese and Indian businesses view the challenges and opportunities posed by the pandemic; 

  • The role of China-India cooperation in the future of Asia;

Panelists are:

  • Hon. Nirupama Rao, Former Foreign Secretary and Ambassador, India 

  • Amb. SUN Yuxi, Former Chinese Ambassador to India
  • Laurence Brahm, Founding Director, Himalayan Consensus; Nonresident Senior Fellow, CCG

  • Dr. DENG Hongping, Head of Vascular Surgery Department, Wuhan Renmin Hospital 

  • Dr. Sambratha Shetty, Chief Operating Officer, Synergia Foundation

  • WANG Feng, Editor-in-Chief of FTChinese, Financial Times

  • Shruti Chandra, Assistant Vice President, Invest India

  • Jason LU, Vice President, KORRUN Group (confirmed)

  • Jeongmin Seong, Senior Fellow, McKinsey Global Institute (confirmed)

  • Gina QIAO, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Lenovo

  • Gopi Hanumanthappa, The Managing Director of ThyssenKrupp

  • WANG Huiyao, President, CCG

  •  Tobby Simon, President, Synergia Foundatio

Moderators:

  • TM Veeraraghav, Former Resident Editor, The Hindu; Sr. Editor, CNN News18

  • Andy Mok, Senior Fellow, CCG 

Experts

Amb. Nirupama Rao
Amb. Nirupama Rao
Former Foreign Secretary and Ambassador, India

Amb. SUN Yuxi
Amb. SUN Yuxi
Former Chinese Ambassador to India

Laurence Brahm
Laurence Brahm
Founding Director, Himalayan Consensus; Nonresident Senior Fellow, CCG

Gopi Hanumanthappa
Gopi Hanumanthappa
The Managing Director of ThyssenKrupp