Global understanding of China

A forum aimed at promoting a global understanding of China was held in London on Saturday.

Some 26 scholars and experts spoke at the one-day China Development Forum 2013, and exchanged views with the participants on such issues as China’s Asia-Pacific Relations and Disputes, Sino-western relations, youth development, Chinese economic prospects for sustainable growth, legal reform and China on the global stage.

Under the theme “China in transition,” the forum featured key speakers including Kevin rudd, former prime minister of Australia, Martin Jacques, visiting senior research fellow at IDEAS of the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE), Jacques Delisle, Director of the Centre for East Asia Studies and professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania, and Gerard Lyons, Chief Economist at the Standard Chartered Bank.

Weiming Tu, founding Dean of the Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies of the Beijing University, and Yu Jianrong, head of the Rural Development Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Science, will also speak at the event.

The forum “brings you fresh insights from leading professionals in the political, economic and legal arena,” said Zelin, Chief director of the LSE SU China Development Forum 2013.

The forum’s core mission is to promoting a global understanding of China, not only economically, but also politically and socially, Liu.

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