The applicant must be at least 18 years old and under 65 years old
The applicant must be of outstanding character and hold no criminal record
The applicant must have assets worth at least US$450,000
At the start of the procedure, the applicant must deposit 25% upon submission plus the due diligence fees.
Huawen Institute was established in 2014 with the aim of promoting research, education and enterprise. The theme which underpins all our activity is the unfolding dynamics of globalisation, especially its two-way interaction with China. Globalisation involves many processes that, together, make the world increasingly interconnected. Seen by some as an all-consuming and unstoppable dynamic with many negative consequences, by others as a welcome and essentially benign force that will bring prosperity and international harmony, globalisation affects every crucial aspect of contemporary social life: economics, culture, values, politics, communications, education, technology, environment and health.
The Rise of China
If globalisation is the most important general force shaping the 21st century world, the rise of China is, arguably, the most significant specific factor. An economy growing at more than 6% a year, over 700 Confucius Institutes, more than a million Chinese living in Africa, a sovereign wealth fund of more than $700 billion, and increasing military expenditure all contribute to this. So the interaction between globalisation and the rise of China comprises both a fascinating subject of research and one that is of enormous importance. Will China find itself, slowly but surely, propelled along the route to global norms such as openness, democracy and human rights? Or will China, with its own very distinctive set of values, influence the processes of globalisation in ways that will make globalisation less a matter of Westernisation or Americanisation –which has, broadly speaking, been the case so far- than a product of “Sinicisation”?
Huawen Institute is also committed to examining, developing and putting into practice the concept of ‘global citizenship’. Global citizenship is a major aspect of globalisation in which individuals increasingly identify themselves not just as members of a single member state but as part of a wider global community. This may come about as a consequence of particular professional activities –for example transnational businesses, international banks, major legal firms or the academic world. Or, more generally, it emerges through a growing awareness of how we are all linked together and interdependent in many ways in the larger world community. In all cases global citizenship may be seen as an outcome of several elements of globalisation: the information revolution, the internet, transport, the environment and the global economy.