HKBU’s Centre for China Urban and Regional Studies jointly organised the “Asia/Global Production Networks Workshop” with the Department of Public Policy of City University of Hong Kong and the Global Production Network Centre of National University of Singapore.

The objective of the workshop, held on 8 and 9 June, was to share and exchange the latest research endeavours on production networks from the perspectives of economic geography.

More than 20 scholars from around the world, including Mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, the US and the UK took part in the workshop. They explored topics such as global financing, strategic coupling in China, state rescaling and regionalisation, and regional development.

Attention was also given to specific topics like the Chongqing laptop industry, the relocation of Chinese garment firms to Vietnam, and the third-party logistics industry in China. The workshop succeeded in enlarging the attendees’ knowledge of economic geography, the global production network, as well as that of developing countries and regions, especially rural areas in China.