China’s Pilot Free Trade Zone: Opportunities of RMB Internationalization and China’s Economic Rebalancing
This research workshop will focus on the practical policy implications of the Shanghai free trade zone (FTZ) on China’s long awaited capital account liberalization and its impact on the renminbi (RMB) internationalization strategy. Opening with recent research findings from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), this event aims to identify the opportunities and potential risks from Beijing’s experimental Shanghai FTZ. It will also give researchers an opportunity to collect feedback to prepare for their final presentations at the second research workshop in Beijing on 28 August 2014.
This event is the first of a joint research project with the Institute of World Economics and Politics (IWEP) at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), entitled 'The development of the RMB offshore market and the liberalization of China’s capital account.'
The Chatham House Rule
To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.