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The China Dashboard: Tracking China's Economic Reform Program


*Registration and a light breakfast will begin at 8:00 am ET; the program will begin at 8:30 am.

At the start of his tenure, President Xi Jinping presented a comprehensive economic reform agenda to steer China away from a “blind alley” of economic slowdown and toward maximum sustainable growth. Challenges both economic and political, internal and external, have slowed achievement of that agenda to date. As Xi starts his second five-year term, the fate of economic reform remains unclear. If his broad 2013 agenda is prioritized and implemented, strong performance is likely, and with it room for China to support globalization and for U.S.-China relations to improve. If reforms fall short, then liabilities built up to fuel past growth will lead to disruption at home and self-serving policies abroad.

Join us for a discussion — just days ahead of China’s 19th Party Congress — on China’s economic reforms, its evolving economic agenda, and the ensuing global implications.

This event will also serve as the unveiling of an Asia Society Policy Institute-Rhodium Group online, interactive web dashboard, which builds on the ASPI-Rhodium seminal analysis of the Xi economic agenda (released on its first anniversary in 2014) to assess the ongoing impact of economic reforms on Chinese growth potential. This new project features a web tool allowing readers to explore progress-indicators on financial system reform, trade, cross-border investment, state enterprise reform, and fiscal realignment and other key areas, which those in business and policy can use to gauge China’s convergence — or divergence — from its pledge to move more decisively toward market economy foundations.


Evan Medeiros leads Eurasia Group's coverage of the Asia-Pacific. In June 2015, he stepped down from the position of Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Asian Affairs at the White House's National Security Council. In that role, he served as U.S. President Barack Obama's top advisor on the Asia-Pacific and was responsible for coordinating U.S. policy toward the Asia-Pacific across the areas of diplomacy, defense and economic policy, and intelligence affairs. Mr. Medeiros is also an ASPI Senior Fellow. 

Daniel Rosen is a founding partner of Rhodium Group and leads the firm’s work on China. He is also the Jack Wadsworth Fellow at the Asia Society Policy Institute. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University. From 2000-2001, he was Senior Adviser for International Economic Policy at the White House National Economic Council and National Security Council. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and board member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.

Kevin Rudd is the inaugural President of the Asia Society Policy Institute. He served as Australia's 26th Prime Minister (2007 to 2010; 2013) and as Foreign Minister (2010 to 2012). He is a Distinguished Fellow at Chatham House and the Paulson Institute, and a Distinguished Statesman with the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Mr. Rudd is a member of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization’s Group of Eminent Persons. He is proficient in Mandarin Chinese and serves as a Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing.


Event Details

Tue 3 Oct 2017
8:30am - 10:00am

Asia Society
725 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021

Members $15; Students/Seniors $20; Nonmembers $25
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