Ambassador Zhang Deguang, Secretary General of the China Foundation for International Studies, and member of the EWI Board of Directors, in discussion with EWI staff members, including Ms Piin Fen-Kok (pictured), manager of EWI's China work, on potential collaboration between Chinese institutions and EWI in Central Asia.  

Ambassador Zhang is the former Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. EWI staff were in Beijing for a meeting with the China Arms Control and Disarmament Association on new approaches to the control of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). The meeting on WMD was a pre-meeting for a "Day in the Future", a special one-day session of EWI's fifth Worldwide Security Conference scheduled for 19-21 February 2008 in Brussels.