London School of Economics Students’ Union China Development Forum

Now in its eighth year, the annual London School of Economics Students’ Union China Development Forum aims to establish a platform for vibrant, in-depth intellectual discussions on China among students, academics and professionals as well as building a bridge to promote mutual understanding between China and the rest of the world.

Titled ‘Navigating Complexity’, the Forum will take place on LSE campus on Saturday, 30 Jan 2016, anticipating 28 world-class speakers, over 400 delegates. Seeking to provide answers to the complex problems China is confronted with, the Forum will introduce debates on China’s environmental sustainability; reflection on China’s economy; review on China’s ethnic policy and conflicts; One Child Policy’s abolishment; and the question of Deng’s ‘One Country Two System’ in Hong Kong. Looking forward and attempting to project the long-term policy directions, the Forum 2016 will also put to scrutiny China’s outward, future-thinking initiatives. This year, we will imagine China’s foreign policy outlook as a rising superpower, assess the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s regional and international impact, as well as the grand ‘One Belt, One Road’ strategy to expand China’s global reach.

We have put in immense efforts in inviting professionals from different fields and different countries and we are delighted to confirm an incredible line-up of speakers this year, including:

  • Cao Yuanzheng, Deputy Executive President and Chief Economist of the Bank of China International Holdings Limited
  • Natalie Lichtenstein, Chief Counsel for the Interim Secretariat, AIIB
  • Wu Changhua, Greater China Director, the Climate Group
  • James Millward, Professor of Intersocietal History at the Walsh School of Foreign Service and Department of History, Georgetown University
  • Xu Chenggang, Chung Hon-Dak Professor in Economic Development, Hong Kong University
  • Christopher Hughes, Professor of International Relations and Head of Department, LSE

To find out the information about more speakers attending the forum, please refer to the list attached.

To summarise, below is the essential information you need to know about the Forum

Where? New Academic Building, London School of Economics

When? Saturday 30th Jan 2016

Registration Link?

The student tickets are heavily subsidised and are subject to limited availability. Early-bird discounts, which end on 20th Jan is also offered. We advise you to purchase yours as soon as possible at the discounted price to avoid disappointment.

Please view our website for more information about our forum and we are looking forward to seeing your at our forum.

With Warmest Regards,

Organising Committee

LSE SU China Development Forum

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