China’s Economy: An Insider’s View


Presented by the Asia Society Policy Institute

Breakfast available from 8:00AM
Discussion begins at 8:30AM

For decades, China’s economic growth has been stratospheric, and its ability to lift millions from poverty unprecedented — crowning achievements for the Chinese state and its economic planners. Today the combination of slowing growth and turbulent markets are telling a different story — and today few global questions matter ‎as much as this one: what is the true, current state of China's economic health? The answer matters not only to China, but to the region and the world at large.

Asia Society Policy Institute will host a special breakfast event with Liu Mingkang, former chairman of the China ‎Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC), in conversation with Kevin Rudd, ASPI President. Professor Liu is uniquely qualified to speak on these issues, having held top positions in China’s banking industry for more than 20 years, and served as the first-ever chairman of the CBRC. Under his leadership, China implemented a series of reforms that stabilized the Chinese banking industry. Join us for a true insider’s view of the state of play in China today.


Professor Liu Mingkang is the Distinguished Research Fellow at the Institute of Global Economics and Finance of Chinese University of Hong Kong. He served as the first Chairman of the China Banking Regulatory Commission between March 2003 and October 2011. He is a member of the 17th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and he is the Deputy Director of the Committee for Economic Affairs of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, and serves as a senior fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers. Professor Liu is the honorary Dean of the Lingnan (University) College of Sun Yet-Sen University, Distinguished Fellow at the Fung Global Institute, and he sits on the International Advisory Boards of both the Guanghua Management School of Peking University and the School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University.


The Hon. Kevin Rudd is President of the Asia Society Policy Institute. He served as Australia’s 26th Prime Minister and as Foreign Minister. As Chair of the Independent Commission on Multilateralism, Mr. Rudd is leading a review of the UN system. He is a Distinguished Fellow at Chatham House in London, a Distinguished Statesman with the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, and a Distinguished Fellow at the Paulson Institute in Chicago. In 2014-2015, Mr. Rudd conducted a major research project on the future of U.S.-China relations as a Senior Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School, and is the author of the recent report U.S.-China 21: The Future of U.S.-China Relations Under Xi Jinping. He is proficient in Mandarin Chinese, serves as a Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing, and co-chairs the China Global Affairs Council of the World Economic Forum.    


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Based in Hong Kong, the China-United States Exchange Foundation (CUSEF) was established in 2008 as a non-government, non-profit entity and is supported entirely by donations. The Foundation’s aim is to promote mutual understanding and trust through open and constructive communications and exchanges between the two peoples of the People’s Republic of China and the United States of America. Mr. Tung Chee Hwa, Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and the First Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China, is the Founding Chairman of the CUSEF.

Event Details

Thu 31 Mar 2016
8 - 10 a.m.
Asia Society 725 Park Avenue New York, NY 10021
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