Unique among world leaders, Premier Wen Jiabao has promised to reduce growth over the next 5 year period. Both the reliability of this message and its likely impact are encoded into the Twelfth Five Year plan (“12-5”), ratified on March 5th by the NPC. 12-5 is a carefully crafted message to the Party, government and Chinese business community as to what commercial behaviors will be rewarded going forward and the parameters of “compliance”. But which of the Plan’s myriad directives and goals are high priority and which will be ignored? How will the ideological aspirations of the plan mesh with the structural realities of the market? What components of the plan will influence local partners and regulatory actors, and how? How can MNCs best align with and leverage the plan to favorably shape their operating environment?
DATE: Aug 3
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ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
David Hoffman runs the China office of the Conference Board, the world’s most widely-quoted private source of management and economic intelligence. The China Center for Economics and Business was established in Beijing in 2006 to improve understanding and engagement in China’s economic development, both for multinational companies operating in the China market and for Chinese companies expanding into global markets. Hoffman spent twenty years at PricewaterhouseCoopers China, most recently as director of the advisory practice.