Program

PROGRAM 
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Monday, November 13 ― 14:00–21:00

14:30-17:30 Haikou Tour
19:00-21:00 Welcome Reception

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Tuesday, November 14 ― 08:30–21:00 ― DAY ONE at the Haikou Hilton

08:30-09:00 Registration and Refreshments
09:00-09:30 Welcome Remarks

09:30-12:30 SESSION 1:
Conceptualizing and Evaluating Models of Island Economies

Chair/Discussant#1: Dr. James RANDALL, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada

  • Huan ZHANG, Zhejiang University
    A primary exploration of the concept “Beautiful Island Tourism Belt” of the New Marine Silk Road strategy
  • Godfrey BALDACCHINO, University of Malta, Malta
    The policy challenges faced by subnational island jurisdiction
  • Aiping FENG, Island Research Centre, State Oceanic Administration, China
    Study of island city industrial structures-Based on a comparison between Pingtan Comprehensive Experimental Zone, Fujian Province and Xiamen
  • Geoff BERTRAM, Institute for Governance and Policy Studies, University of Wellington, New Zealand
    Conceptualizing and evaluating models of island economies
  • Jiting SUN, Marine Economy Research Center of Shandong Province, China
    Enlightenment of Australian Recreational Fishery Development

Discussant#2: Mr. Yuchao YAN, Grandview Institution, China

12:30-14:00 Lunch

14:00-17:00 SESSION 2:
Measuring (Economic) Success on Islands

Chair/Discussant#1: Dr. Xuedong WANG,  Institute of Advanced International Studies, Sun Yat-Sen University, China

  • Lino BRIGUGLIO, University of Malta, Malta
    The relation between economic resilience and competitiveness with a focus on small states: Evidence from global indicators
  • Xiaohui WANG, National Marine Data and Information Service, SOA, China
    Comprehensive evaluation of the “Blue Economy” and the Island Economy
  • Leo-Paul DANA, Montpellier Business School, Montpellier, France
    Subnational island jurisdictions, entrepreneurship & change: The case of St. Martin
  • Yuchao YAN, Grandview Institution, China
    Concerns and Suggestions of Island Economic Development for Small Island Developing Nation
  • James RANDALL, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
    Building a measure of economic change for subnational island jurisdictions: Conceptual and empirical challenges

Discussant#2: Dr. Geoff BERTRAM, University of Wellington, New Zealand

17:00-19:00 Free time for participants
19:00-21:00 Symposium Dinner and Entertainment

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Wednesday, November 15 ― 09:00–16:30 ― DAY TWO at the Haikou Hilton

08:45-09:30 
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Agricultural and Rural Issues on Islands in a period of global change

Chair: Dr. Desheng ZHANG, School of Economics and Management, Hainan University, China

  • Dr. David BARKER, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica
    Agricultural and Rural Issues on Islands in a Period of Global Change

Discussant: Dr. Godfrey BALDACCHINO, University of Malta

09:30-12:30 
SESSION 3: Local to Global Factors Influencing Island Economies

Chair/Discussant#1: Dr. David BARKER, University of the West Indies, Jamaica

  • Rob GREENWOOD, Leslie Harris Centre for Regional Policy and Development, Memorial University, Canada
    Connecting local and regional development strategies and structures with national and international opportunities and threats: Lessons from Newfoundland, Canada
  • Dongni HE, Vice President, China Institute for Reform and Development, China
    The impact of economic openness on the Hainan island economy
  • John OVERTON and Dr. Warwick MURRAY, School of Geography, Environment and Earth Science, Victoria University of Wellington (to be presented by Dr. Gerard PRINSEN)
    Aid and sovereignty: Neostructuralism, retroliberalism and the recasting of relationships in Oceania
  • D Zuocheng WANG, Faculty of Foreign Language and Foreign History, Liaocheng University, China
    Economic cooperation between China and Pacific island nations in the context of climate change

Discussant#2: Dr. Aiping FENG, Island Research Centre, State Oceanic Administration, China

12:30-14:00 Lunch

14:00-17:00

SESSION 4: Comparing the Economic Past, Present and Futures of Small Island States (SISs) and Subnational Island Jurisdictions (SNIJs)

Chair/Discussant#1: Dr. Jiting SUN, Marine Economy Research Center of Shandong Province, China

  • Jing WANG, National Marine Data and Information Service, SOA, China
    Research on the development and problems of island economies in China
  • David REZVANI, Resident Research Scholar & Lecturer, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA
    Anarchy, hierarchy or negarchy?: Order and disorder amidst sovereign state and partially independent territory control
  • Desheng ZHANG, School of Economics and Management, Hainan University, China
    Industrial Structure Transition and Economic Growth of Hainan Province since Its Establishment
  • Gerard PRINSEN, Massey University, New Zealand
    Islanders crafting a new sovereignty: Five mechanisms and four ingredients
  • Xuedong WANG, Institute of Advanced International Studies, Sun Yat-Sen University, China
    Small Is Beautiful?: A comparative study between island economies and subisland economies in low-carbonization development

Discussant#2: Dr. Rob GREENWOOD, Memorial University, Canada

17:00-17:30 Conference Closing

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