chinadialogue to host food safety forum in Beijing

chinadialogue has produced a series of special food-saftey newsletters, with input from officials, academics, civil society and the food industry, as well as key international partners including the European Union and British Embassy in Beijing.

The reports discuss the background to the key issues – and the mechanisms implemented to address them, evaluating their successes and failures from various perspectives. By looking at food safety globally, too, our work has highlighted the way in which China’s food safety issues have implications that stretch far beyond its borders.

We would like to invite you to attend a seminar in Beijing, organised to mark the completion of our project.

Time:  1.30pm-5pm, Friday, August 31

Venue:  930, Mingde Main Building, Renmin University of China (Turn left from the west gate of Renmin University of China)


Wang Guowei, director of the policy and legislation department at the State Council Food Safety Commission.

Professor Zhou Li,  Department of  Agriculture and Rural Development, Renmin University.

Tang Hao, deputy professor at South China Normal University.

Zhou Zejiang, Asian representative of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements and an advisor to the Organic Food Development Centre.

Wu Chen, deputy director, Social Resources Institute, Beijing

Wu Weihe, secretary general, Demeter China Association.

Shi Yan, postdoctoral researcher at Tsinghua University.

Chang Tianle, director, Beijing Farmers’ Market.

Chen Chuanbo, associate professor, Agriculture and Rural Development Department, Renmin University, China.

Chen Weiping, associate professor, the Agriculture and Rural Development Department at Renmin University, China.


Topic 1, analysis of the economic and policy background to China’s food safety.

Topic 2, social responsibilities for the food industry and food companies.

Topic 3, public participation and civil action on food safety issues.

Related reports: See our reports series on food safety in China. Contact information:

Zhou Wei: 18910279276 or (+0086)13910279276 or zhou.wei at chinadialogue.net (To help protect us from spam, please replace (at) with @ in the  email address.)

Zhang Chun: (+0086) 15210645996

Special thanks must go to the Agriculture and Rural Development Department at Renmin University, China for offering the seminar room.

This project forms part of the “EU-China Civil Society Dialogue” and is generously funded by the European Union and British Embassy Beijing, and supported by the Institute for Civil Society of Sun Yat-sen University and German Asia Foundation.