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  • Me In Beijing 2.0
    Me In Beijing 2.0 wrote:
    <p>Time: 2pm—5pm, January 8, 2012<br /> Venue: Grand Lecture Hall, first floor, Weilun Building, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University<br /> Language: Chinese and English (simultaneous interpretation is available; please bring an ID card for earphone)<br /> Moderator: David Daokui Li (Director of CCWE)</p> <p>The Chinese Year of the Dragon, 2012, is quickly approaching. To the Chinese, the dragon is a mythical, unpredictable animal that can control the forces of nature; and the Year of the Dragon is considered to be tremendously lucky. If all of that is true, then the recent slowdown in China’s economic development may prove to be merely a short respite before the economy’s relentless advance resumes. Will the current pattern of world economics and politics be a replication of the story of the Year of the Dragon? </p> <p>2012 promises to be an extraordinary year in world economics and politics. The European countries face a shift in politics; the outcome of the presidential election in the U.S. is unclear; there is political chaos in North Africa and the Middle East; and the Chinese government and CCP will see a leadership change. The changes in politics will bring some fresh air to political patterns and direction, and will also bring new uncertainties and decisions to the world economic situation. Currently, the sovereign debt crisis in the EU has jeopardized many countries, with the euro facing serious challenges; global capital markets are fluctuating violently; the fiscal situation is worsening in developed countries; and concerns about a global economic recession are growing rapidly. </p> <p>The imbalances in the international economic and financial system have sent powerful shock waves throughout China’s economic growth pattern. Many crucial questions have arisen: Should China lend assistance to countries that are in the center of the crisis or just leave them alone? How can China transform its economic structure and development mode? How can China deepen the reforms in its political system and social management? The deliberate balance of maintaining economic growth and controlling inflation; the role of China on the stage of global governance; the diminishing demographic dividend; the increasing gap between urban and rural areas and between the rich and the poor; the violent price fluctuations in the housing market; and the risks presented by local financing methods are all vital issues that have to be dealt with. The structural shackle on Chinese economic growth is difficult to remove, and excessive intervention from government and the distortion of market function causes an inefficient allocation of resources. The negative factors in the internal and external economic environment put great pressures on the Chinese economy. They also, however, provide opportunities for Chinese economic structural transformation. </p> <p>The Center for China in the World Economy (CCWE) of Tsinghua University has thus invited influential academic elites, policy makers and entrepreneurs from prestigious Chinese and international institutions to discuss these issues, and to propose strategic and policy options.</p> <p>If you are interested to go to the event please PM me.</p>
  • Joligne
    Joligne wrote:

    Me is interested

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