Executive Roundtable: China’s Reform and Opening-Up 2.0VIEW EVENT DETAILS
[INVITATION ONLY] Back to "Business as Usual"?
After nearly three years of disrupted supply chains, delayed logistics and lockdowns that shuttered factories, China is now trying to woo back foreign investors and businesses. During his attendance at the WEF in Davos in January, vice premier (and one of China's top economic policymakers) Liu He stated that "more focus will be placed on expanding domestic demand, keeping supply chains stable, supporting the private sector, reforming the state-owned enterprises, attracting foreign investment and preventing economic and financial risks".
Is this the beginning of a second "Reform and Opening-Up" phase in modern China's history? Will the country remain open, or are new and unexpected turns yet to come? What is the current state of the country’s economy and business landscape, and how can businesses in Switzerland prepare for the volatile future in dealing with China?
Join us for this off-the-record Executive Roundtable, during which Senior Fellow Guonan Ma from the Asia Society Policy Institute’s Center for China Analysis will provide his assessment as well as valuable insights on how to navigate the uncertain months ahead.
As this is a topic that is on many leaders’ mind, we will offer our participants the opportunity to share their thoughts and experiences with other leaders during the roundtable. If you are interested in sharing your organization’s perspective, please let us know when registering.
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Guonan Ma is Senior Fellow on Chinese Economy at the Asia Society Policy Institute's Center for China Analysis. He is an economist with four decades of experience conducting policy, market, and academic research, specializing in Chinese economic issues. He was a senior economist at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) for 15 years, before becoming visiting scholars and professors in recent years at various central banks, universities and thinktanks. Before his BIS career, he worked as a market economist on Asia at different investment banks, including Bankers Trust, Merrill Lynch and Citigroup, and he has been a lecturer in economics at both the Australian National University and Beijing University. Dr. Ma received his Ph.D. in economics at the University of Pittsburgh and holds a bachelor degree in economics from Beijing University. Over the years, he has published many research papers, including those in Comparative Economic Studies, the Journal of Development Economics, Pacific Economic Review, International Economics, and the Journal of International Money and Finance.