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“Hamburg Summit: China meets Europe" 2008

The third edition of the ”Hamburg Summit: China meets Europe” took place from September 10 to 12, 2008, at the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce. Again, the conference brought together international decision-makers of the Sino-European relationship. They actively discussed topics of mutual interests. Even and especially in times of difficult political circumstances, the “Hamburg Summit” aimed to provide a platform for dialogue and new personal contacts. Therefore the third “Hamburg Summit” again welcomed international personalities from politics and economy discussing chances and challenges of the Sino-European relations.

Guests of Honour of 2008 were Zhang Dejiang, Deputy Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of China and Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Deputy Chancellor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany, and László Kovács, Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union of the European Commission.

As former German Helmut Schmidt remarked in his speech, the third edition “marks the beginning of a tradition”. Please download our Documentation Brochure 2008 for further information about the conference and its panel discussions.

Please have a look at the main speeches and keynotes of “The Hamburg Summit: China meets Europe” 2008:

Moderation by the Conference Chairman, Nikolaus W. Schües (10 September 2008)

Speech by the President of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, Frank Horch (10 September 2008)

Speech by the First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Ole von Beust (10 September 2008)

Speech by the Head of Delegation of the CFIE, Xie Qihua (10 September 2008)

Speech by the German Minister for Foreign Affairs and Deputy Chancellor, Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier (10 September 2008)

Speech by the Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union of the European Commission, László Kovács (10 September 2008)

Words of Welcome by the President of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, Frank Horch (11 September 2008)

Words of Welcome by the First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Ole von Beust (11 September 2008)

Words of Welcome by the Minister of State to the Minister for the Economy, Industry and Employment, with responsibility for Foreign Trade, Anne-Maria Idrac (11 September 2008)

Keynote Speech by the Member of the Standing Committee, CPPCC National Committee, Chairman, CFIE Presidium, Chairman, Shanghai Federation of Industrial Economics, Jiang Yiren (11 September 2008)

Keynote Speech by the Vice President of the European Central Bank, Prof. Lucas D. Papademos (11 September 2008)

Keynote Speech by the Minister of Foreign Trade of the UAE, H.E. Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi (11 September 2008)

Welcome Address by the Former Chancellor of Germany, Helmut Schmidt (11 September 2008)

Keynote Speech by the President of Eurochambres, Pierre Simon (12 September 2008)

Closing Remarks by the Conference Chairman, Nikolaus W. Schües (12 September 2008)

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