In challenging times, the need for informed dialogue on a professional, economic, social and political level becomes increasingly important. Taking place from November 23 - 27 in Hamburg, the 2022 edition of CHINA TIME will focus on the topical issue of global climate change. This year’s CHINA TIME sees the introduction of a newly developed concept and compact format, both of which align well with the event’s overall theme. Visitors can look forward to a rich and varied programme featuring three main events: the CHINA TIME SYMPOSIUM, titled “Discussing EUChina Climate Cooperation”, which will be held in the Town Hall; CHINA TIME CULTURE, featuring a wide range of attractions and highlights across Hamburg; and CHINA TIME WEEKEND, which includes a series of topical discussions and exchanges on education and climate change at the Chinese Tea House, Yu Garden.
An external jury appointed by the Department of Culture and Media has curated a diverse cultural programme for the CHINA TIME. Exhibitions, concerts, workshops, performances and lectures deal with this year's main theme of climate change.
Twinned with Shanghai for more than 35 years and having carved a niche as a cosmopolitan hub known for its international connections, Hamburg is ideally placed to host a critical forum of exchange between the Republic of China, Germany and Europe. Hamburg and Shanghai have established a wealth of strong partnerships over the years, bringing together public figures and other representatives with expertise in a broad range of fields from across both cities. The cooperation between China and Hamburg spans every aspect of modern life, including education, student exchanges, urban development and tourism. The partnership between the cities is also supported by the Chinese community living in the Hamburg metropolitan region and Hamburg residents with links to China.
CHINA TIME is a collaborative project with input from key partner institutions under the leadership of the Senate Chancellery of Hamburg. Each institution brings its own expertise and perspective to the initiative, helping to enrich the project and contribute to its success: