Tunis World Social Forum (March, 2013)


SSFS on Tunis

 

Tunis World Social Forum

28 March 2013, 9.00-11.30 am   Tent S1

Media

World Forum for Alternatives Roundtable at World Social Forum, Tunis, 27 March 2013

World Social Forum, 2013 Tunis (1/3)

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World Forum for Alternatives Roundtable at World Social Forum, Tunis, 29 March 2013

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World Social Forum, 2013 Tunis (2/2)

China and its Future – a Mapping for the People

Organized by the South South Forum on Sustainability

Five scholars from China shared their perspectives on the economic, cultural, social and political development of China, with a focus on people’s initiatives. They dialogued with Professor Samir Amin and Professor Francois Houtart as well as scholars and practitioners from Africa, Latin America and Asia, on China’s development.

 

Professor WEN Tiejun:

China’s Economic Development and Its Dilemma

  1. Constraints of resources and environment on China’s economic development
  2. China’s double contributions to the west under the impact of globalization crisis
  3. Aggravation of environmental pollution and social crisis
  4. Corporatization of the government and its response to the crisis

 

Professor DAI Jinhua:

Memories of History and Humans of the Future

  1. Historical memories of the Chinese working class
  2. Imagination for the New Humans

 

Professor CHEN Xin:

China’s Dream: Urbanization and Its Dilemma

  1. China’s urbanization – mainstream ideology modeling on USA and Europe
  2. Urbanization in actuality over the past 30 years in China
  3. China’s path — possibilities of the future

 

Professor LAU Kin Chi:

Centering Ecology in China’s Development Trajectory: Some Grassroots Initiatives

  1. China’s modernization and people’s livelihood
  2. A living tradition of communality – the Zhoujiazhuang experience
  3. Cultural and livelihood sustainability – peacewomen’s initiatives

 

Professor SIT Tsui, Margaret Jade:

Rural Reconstruction Movement in China

  1. Rural reconstruction movement during Republican China
  2. New rural reconstruction movement in the early 21st century
  3. Puhan Rural Community in Shanxi Province and Little Donkey Farm in Beijing Challenges and possibilities of the rural reconstruction movement

Activities at Tunis WSF 2013

Activity 1:

China and its Future — a Mapping for the People

Time:  March 28 (Thursday), slot 1, 9:00-11:30

Venue: Tent S1

With 2 languages of translation (Arabic, English)

 

Activity content:

Five scholars from China shared their perspectives on the economic, cultural, social and political development of China, with a focus on people’s initiatives. They dialogued with scholars and practitioners from Africa, Latin America and Asia.

 

Summary:

Making sense of China for the enhancement of people’s initiatives for the future, this forum with five scholars from China (Wen Tiejun, Dai Jinhua, Chen Xin, Lau Kin Chi, Sit Tsui) dialogued with scholars and practitioners from Africa, Latin America and Asia — Samir Amin, Francois Houtart, and others. This was a continuation of the dialogues from two South South Forums on Sustainability (SSFS) that were held in China in Dec 2011 and Dec 2012, participated by thinkers and practitioners from over 25 countries in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe. The website is www.southsouthforum.org

Activity 2:

South-South dialogue on sustainability

Time:  March 28 (Thursday), slot 3, 16:00-18:30

Venue: M204

With 2 languages of translation (Arabic, English)

Activity content:

Forum of scholars and activists from Asia (China, India), Middle East (Egypt, Tunisia), Africa (Senegal, South Africa), and Latin America (Mexico, Brazil) debated issues of sustainability, decolonization, and alternatives to capitalism.

Summary:

This forum was a sharing of perspectives on issues of sustainability, decolonization, and alternatives to capitalism by scholars and activists from China, India, Egypt, Tunisia, Senegal, Mexico and Brazil. Two South South Forums on Sustainability (SSFS) were held in China in Dec 2011 and Dec 2012, bringing together thinkers and practitioners from over 25 countries. This WSF forum was a sharing of the dialogues and debates from the two SSFS Forums where the themes covered include food sovereignty and security, financial sovereignty, ecological sustainability, agrarian reform and rural regeneration, and communal cooperation and sharing of the common. The website is www.southsouthforum.org

Media:

Roundtable on “South-South Solidarity”, organized by South South Forum on Sustainability, at World Social Forum, Tunis, 28 March 2013

South South Forum at World Social Forum, 2013 Tunis
Roundtable on “China and its Future — a Mapping for the People”, organized by South South Forum on Sustainability, at World Social Forum, Tunis, 28 March 2013

SSFS at World Social Forum, 2013