Challenges in China’s Economic Policy and System Reform
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In December 2012, Beijing Cairncross Foundation invited distinguished Chinese economist, Professor Wu Jinglian, to the UK to deliver the Cairncross Foundation Annual Lecture. This is the first time that the Foundation organized its Annual Lecture overseas. During Professor Wu’s visit to the UK, he met numerous British economists and scholars.  The purpose of this activity was to allow China’s leading economist to have in-depth communications with the international community, and to share China’s economic development vision and issues in reform, to enable the international community to have a better understanding of China.


Lecture 1

Venue: Chatham House, London
Date: December 3, 2012
Discussants:  Christopher Allsopp & Jim O’Neill


The lecture was co-organized by the Asia Programme, Chatham House and chaired by Roderic Wye (Associate Fellow, Asia Programme, Chatham House). The discussants were famous British economists Christopher Allsopp (former Member of the Monetary Policy Committee, Bank of England; Director of Oxford Institute for Energy Studies) and Jim O 'Neill (Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management Department, author of the phrase "BRICs"). Over 100 participants joined the lecture.



Lecture 2

Venue:Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford
Date: December 5, 2012 (17:00)
Discussant: Prof. Adrian Wood


The lecture was co-organized by the Oxford Department of International Development and Technology & Management for Development Centre, chaired by Prof. Valpy FitzGerald, Head of the Oxford Department of International Development (ODID). The discussant was Prof. Adrian Wood, former Senior Economist at the World Bank, former Chief Economist of the UK's Department for International Development, currently Professor Emeritus of the ODID. Over 130 participants joined the lecture, including many Chinese students in Oxford.