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9:30  Opening Remark by Julie Yu-Wen Chen, University of Helsinki

9:35-10:00 Keynote speech by Oscar Almén, Uppsala University, Sweden

Title: Local Governance Diversity in China

10:00-10:25 Keynote speech by Zhongyuan Wang, Fudan University, China

Title: The Linkage Strategies, Modes and Mechanisms between the Political Party and Citizens in China’s Single Party Regime

Morning Panel

10:25-10:45  From Challenging the State to Solving Societal Challenges -  The Principal-Agent Dichotomy of Public Goods Provision in China and The Role of Entrepreneurship (Constantin Holzer, Lecturer in Chinese Business, University College Cork, Ireland)

10:45-10:55 Discussion led by Riccardo Berti

10:55-11:15 The Consequences of Xi Jinping’s Politics on Environmental Law in China (Riccardo Berti and Mariagrazia Semprebon, Lawyers, Italy)

11:15-11:25 Discussion led by Oscar Almén

11:25-11:45 The Struggle for Glory and the Glory of Struggle: Propaganda for Entrepreneurs and Creating the Integral State (Coleman Mahler, PhD Student, UC Berkeley, USA)

11:45-11:55 Discussion led by Kaisa Kantola

11:55-12:45 Lunch break. Presenters will be invited for lunch in the staff restaurant in the same building.

Afternoon Panel

12:50-13:10  Chinese Model of Governance and Regime Legitimacy (Kaisa Kantola, PhD Student, University of Helsinki, Finland)

13:10-13:20  Discussion led by Zhongyuan Wang

13:20-13:40  In Laotianye We Trust: Chinese Governance in the Big Data Era (Adam Knight, Graduate Student, Oxford Internet Institute, UK)

13:40-13:50 Discussion led by Constantin Holzer

13:50-14:10 Zimbabwean Elite Opinions on the Chinese Model (Natalie Ruvimbo Hodzi, PhD Student, University of Helsinki, Finland)

14:10-14:20 Discussion led by Teemu Naarajärvi

14:20-14:40 Final discussion and conclusion on the Chinese model of governance led by Julie Yu-Wen Chen

14:40-15:00 Coffee/Tea