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What Are We Doing with the Chinese Economy?

Talk by Mr. Song Chengmin, Deputy Director of Editorial Department of Macroeconomic Management in China

Thursday, April 18, 2013
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
10383 Bunche Hall

While the economic growth rate has remained impressive in China for more than 30 years and has made the country the second largest economy in the world, many new and urgent issues need to be resolved, such as environmental protection, adjustment of economic structure, innovation, low income, social security, credibility, monopoly, reform and opening up, anti-corruption and etc.  One of the main points I want to make in this talk is that  we are trying to find effective ways to resolve all the issues, instead of avoiding them.  I will review the ongoing process of restructuring the Chinese economy, examine the recent developments in international cooperation and competition, and discuss the role of traditional Chinese culture in corporate management.

Mr. Song Chengmin is currently Deputy Director of the Editorial Department of Macroeconomic Management which is subordinate to the National Development of Reform Commission of China. He was born in Jiangsu Province in September 1956. He graduated from Chinese Renmin University with a Master’s degree on international relations.

From 1982 to 1985, Mr. Song worked in the General Office of the State Council. From 1985 to 1992, he was Division Director with the General Office of the State Radio, Film and Television Ministry. From 1992 to 1994, he served as Vice Secretary-General of Chinese Television Art Commission. Between 1994 and 1995, he was Vice Mayor of Chengde in Hebei Province. After that, he went back to Beijing and worked as Deputy Director of the Information Center of the State Economic and Trade Commission. Later, he served as Head of Editor-in-chief of China Economic and Trade Guide from 1998 to 2010.

Apart from his service in the government, Mr. Song is also an editor, research fellow and professor. His research fields include market analysis, corporate management and training of employees etc. He has authored and published a number of books including Studies on Chinese Characteristics in 2006, Political Studies in 2004, How to be a Good Entrepreneur in 2001, Tasting Life in 2003 etc.



Sponsor(s): Center for Chinese Studies

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