Seminar & Events

International Symposium

China at a Crossroads - Economic and Social Challenges Ahead

Following its miraculous economic development, China has attained middle-income status. However, problems such as the trade war with the United States, serious - although improving - income inequality, non-performing loans, population ageing and a low birth rate, excess savings, and so forth are compelling China to drastically change its economic policies.

In this symposium, leading scholars in these fields will discuss the issues China is facing: trade friction with the United States, social security, Made in China 2025, and the Belt and Road Initiative. We will examine these issues taking their impact on other Asian countries as well as the difficulties Japan faced in its economic development in the past into account.

Date&time:

February 22, 2019 (Friday) 13:30-17:00 (Registration opens at 13:00)

Venue:

Toranomon Hills Forum, Hall A
Toranomonhills Mori Tower 5th Floor, 1-23-3 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Program:

13:30-13:40 Opening remarks
13:40-14:10 Keynote Speech1: "US-China Economic Relations from a Long-term Perspective (TBC)"
  • Prof. David M. Lampton (Johns Hopkins University, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS))
14:10-14:40 Keynote Speech2: "China's Slowdown: Lessons from Japan’s Experience and the Impact on Japan's Economy"
14:40-15:00

Coffee Break

15:00-16:55

Panel Discussion

Report1:"Economic Welfare and Social Stability in China (TBC)"

  • Prof. Qingjie Xia (Peking University)

Report2:"US-China Trade War and Made in China 2025 (TBC)"

  • Dr. Sherman Robinson (Peterson Institute for International Economics)

Report3:"The Belt and Road Initiative and its Impact on Asia (TBC)"

Comment1:

  • Prof. David M. Lampton

Comment2:

  • Prof. Yuan Tangjun (Fudan University and Teikyo University)

Question and Answer

16:55-17:00 Closing Remarks

Languages:

Simultaneous interpretation in Japanese and English will be available

Organizers:

IDE-JETRO, The Asahi Shimbun Company, and Peterson Institute for International Economics

Capacity:

250

Participation fee:

Free

Contact:
External Relations Division, Research Promotion Department, IDE-JETRO
E-mail: sympo-scE-mail