2018 China update: forty years of reform and development

The Chinese economy will be in the spotlight at The Australian National University (ANU) this week, as world-leading academics, government officials and policy-makers come together for the annual China Update.

This year’s update will reflect on the transformation of the Chinese economy over the past four decades, drawing out the key lessons from China’s model of growth and development.

The forum will also explore what the world can expect from China’s economic policy in the future.

Speakers include:

  • Professor Ross Garnaut, Distinguished Professor, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
  • Professor Dwight Perkins, Harvard University
  • Professor Nicholas Lardy, Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • Professor Yiping Huang, Peking University
  • Professor Xiaobo Zhang, Peking University

A closing keynote address will be provided by former Chief Economist of the World Bank, Professor Justin Yifu Lin.

The event will include the launch of the annual China Update Book on Thursday 19 July at University House. The 2018 edition, “China’s Forty Years of Reform and Development: 1978-2018”, will also be available online via ANU Press.

The China Update is hosted by the ANU China Economy Program (CEP).

Additional information about the 2018 Update and a full program are available here.

Media are invited to attend.


WHAT: 2018 ANU China Update

WHERE: Molonglo Theatre, JG Crawford building 132, Lennox Crossing, ANU

WHEN: From 8:45am Friday 20 July 2018

For media assistance, contact the ANU Media Team on +61 2 6125 7979 or at <media@anu.edu.au>.

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