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Tuesday, September 26, 2023

[In-person] Miller Theater and LQW Room, Asia Society Hong Kong Center


17:45 Registration

18:00 Opening Remarks

18:05 Fireside Chat

18:35 Q&A

18:55 Closing Remarks

19:00 Networking Drinks

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Asia Society Hong Kong Center is proud to present Tao Wang, head of Asia Economic Research at UBS Investment Bank and author of Making Sense of China's Economy, for an important and timely discussion of the forces shaping China's economy, in conversation with Helen Zhu, Managing Director and CIO of NF Trinity.


The eyes of the world are fixed on the state of China's economy, with its significant implications for the health of the global economy. What is happening in China's economy today, and why? Are we witnessing the start of a long-term decline in growth or a short-term bump in the road? How should we interpret the barrage of gloomy economic data emerging from the Mainland? Join Asia Society Hong Kong Center as Ms. Wang and Ms. Zhu unpack these weighty questions and more.

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About Making Sense of China's Economy:


For years, China's transformation from one of the world's poorest nations was lauded as a triumph that lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty. There were always questions about data reliability and growth sustainability, but the general views on China have recently taken a decidedly sour turn. Concerns abound about state interference in the economy, an ageing population, and high debt level. Making Sense of China's Economy untangles China's complex economic structure, evolving issues and curious contradictions, and explains some key features of this most puzzling of global economic powerhouses.


This book reveals how factors such as demographics, the initial stage of development in 1978, the transition away from full state ownership and central planning, the dual urban-rural society, and a decentralised governance structure have combined to shape the economy, its development and its reforms. It shows how the pragmatic and adaptive nature of China's policymaking upends familiar perspectives and hinders simple cross-country comparisons. The book also explores crucial topics including the property market, debt accumulation and environmental challenges.


In this book, Tao Wang innovatively weaves the multiple strands of China's economy into a holistic and organic tapestry that gives us unique insights from both a Chinese and an international perspective.


This book is critical reading for business leaders, investors, policymakers, students, and anyone else hoping to understand China's economy and its future evolution and impact, written by a specialist who has studied the country from both inside and out.


Buy a copy of Making Sense of China's Economy from our store.


Sep 26, 2023

17:45 - 19:30 GMT+8

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Miller Theater, Asia Society Hong Kong 麥禮賢劇場, 亞洲協會香港中心
9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, HONG KONG
香港金鐘正義道九號

Hong Kong SAR (China)

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