Book Promotion in Beijing, China
In the presence of representatives from the diplomatic corps as well as China’s social, business and political elite, the Chinese edition of the book “Globalization and Diplomacy" by Dr Srgjan Kerim, was promoted on September 7th, 2015 in Beijing. The event was also attended by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of China, Mr. Wang Chao.
The Macedonian Ambassador in China, Mr. Ilija Isajloski, opened the promotion and took the opportunity to acknowledge Macedonia’s Independence Day. Mr Isajloski highlighted the great diplomatic relations between the two nations and a fruitful cooperation in the future.
Mr. Luo Jingcan, a representative from the publishing house Star Can, underscored that it was a great honor and pleasure to publish such an innovative work, in which Dr Kerim offers key analysis and new methods aimed at conducting international relations. In his speech, Mr. Jingcan stated that the rich international experience of Dr Kerim contributes for the initiation of dialogue on relevant matters such as multiculturalism, climate change and migration.
Dr Kerim addressed the audience, expressing extreme pleasure of the opportunity to be promoting his book in China, a country, according to him, with abundant historical tradition and philosophical heritage, culture and technological advancement.
“Defined as a process of global integration, globalization reaches in all spheres of political, social, cultural and economic governance including elements such as trade and investment, to natural resources and water pollution, to media and technology, to scientific research and study. Therefore, it is essential to discern that a globalized world requires, to a degree, global governance. This by no means should be seen as an attempt at establishing a world government, but rather as a new manner of conducting international relations. Hence, from this we can infer that the concept of multilateralism and international cooperation is fundamental to globalization. There I see a daunting task for diplomacy in the globalization era.” Dr Kerim concluded.