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  • Events | 9 February, 2009 (06:33)

    Forecasting Social Unrest In China

    Can science predict mass incidents before they happen? What is the outlook for China this year, as sagging demand for Chinese exports forces companies to close, creating millions of job losses and giving rise to predictions of escalating labor disputes and social unrest?

    We are pleased to welcome Wang Erping of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, who will speak about the psychology of social unrest and mass incidents. Professor Wang and his team at the CAS Institute of Psychology have developed a methodology for forecasting the likelihood that the county will experience a disturbance in the coming months.

    Professor Wang’s speech will be in Chinese, with English translation.

    DATE & TIME: 2 pm, Wednesday, Feb 11
    VENUE: The offices of Bloomberg News.
    ADDRESS: Winland International Finance Centre, 11/F, 1126-1129
    No 7, Finance Street, Xicheng District (facing the second ring road)
    西城区金融街 7号 英蓝国际金融中心 11 楼F1126-F1129 室

    DIRECTIONS
    By subway: Get off at Fuchengmen Station (阜成门), come out from Exit C, take a left and walk 100 meters southward.
    By car:Take the West Second Ring Road, go north till you pass the Wudinghou Street (武定侯大街)crossing. You’ll see the InterContinental Hotel on your right. Winland is the building next to it, toward the north.

    ENTRANCE: Free to members, 50 rmb to non-members
    RSVP to fcccadmin@gmail.com.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
    Wang Erping is a professor and researcher at the Institute of Psychology of the Chinese Academy of Science. He holds a PhD in psychology and has worked at CAS for 21 years.