- Eveliina Kauppinen
The seventh annual Vi study tour for Chinese member universities, held October 10-14, offered 37 students from the University of International Business and Economics, and the Central University of Finance and Economics, a one-week training programme on trade-related topics.
The week comprised18 sessions delivered by UNCTAD experts, and included visits to the International Trade Centre (ITC), the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The group also met with country representatives from China’s Permanent Missions to the UN and WTO.
Alfredo Calcagno, of UNCTAD’s Division on Globalization and Development Strategies, was the first presenter to take the floor, with an overview of current events in the world economy based on the findings of the latest Trade and Development Report, which this year focuses on structural transformation.