On 6 July 2016 the ‘Slaves to the System’ project team and LeidenAsiaCentre organised a conference to present the project’s research report, which since has received considerable coverage in the international press.
Many social scientists have their own blog. In this article we highlight two of them; Social scientist and China-scholar Florian Schneider and China-specialist Ingrid d’Hooghe.
On June 9th, specialists from the Dutch tourism branch gathered at the Gouden Leeuw Hotel in Voorschoten, the Netherlands, to attend the conference on ‘Tourism from China’.
North Korean forced labour in the EU, the Polish case: How the supply of a captive DPRK workforce fits our demand for cheap labour.
On the 23rd of May, an international group of experts from various research institutes in Europe gathered at the Clingendael Institute for a discussion on what consequences or opportunities an emerging relation between China and the Middle East might have for Europe.
Experts from China and the Netherlands gathered on 22 April in Haarlem to learn from each other’s experiences and to discuss the opportunities this exchange of knowledge could offer both parties.
The LeidenAsiaCentre was officially launched on 27 January. The attendees were welcomed by executive director Prof. Frank Pieke who gave a short presentation about the aims, activities and approach of the Centre. This was followed by two inspired speeches by prof. Sebastian Heilmann, Director of the Mercator Institute for China Studies in Berlin (MERCIS) and professor Political Economy of China at the University of Trier, and Dr Ben Knapen, member of the Dutch Senate, respectively.