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  • Events | 8 January, 2013 (12:24)

    Three economic policy choices facing China’s new leaders

    China’s new senior leadership faces a daunting task in reorienting the country’s growth model. Many believe that the key is to rebalance the economy in favor of more consumption and less investment; others see pervasive corruption and social unrest threatening political stability.
    Please join us for a talk by Yukon Huang, senior associate in the Carnegie Asia Program, who will highlight three key choices that China’s new leadership will have to make to fulfill the country’s aspirations.

    DATE: Jan 11 (Friday)
    TIME: 11am-12:30pm
    VENUE: Embassy of Belgium, Sanlitun Lu 6
    ENTRANCE: free to FCCC members, 80 RMB on the door to non-members
    REGISTRATION: please email fcccadmin@gmail.com

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
    Yukon Huang is a senior associate in the Carnegie Asia Program, where his research focuses on China’s economic development and its impact on Asia and the global economy.
    Previously he was the World Bank’s country director for China (1997–2004) and Russia and the former Soviet Union Republics of Central Asia (1992–1997). Earlier he served as lead economist for Asia and chief for Country Assistance Strategies. He has also held positions at the U.S. Treasury and various universities in the United States, Tanzania, and Malaysia.

    He is the A-List commentator for the Financial Times on China and his articles are also seen frequently in other major media such as the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg,Foreign Affairs, and CNN. Huang has published widely on development issues, recently co-editing the book East Asia Visions, a collection of papers by noted Asian scholars on future prospects for the region. He also just completed a volume entitled Reshaping Economic Geography in East Asia.