Past eventNominees Breakfast Briefing

Thirty Years of Reform: Has China's big moment really come?

5 November 2008 - 8:00am to 9:15am

Chatham House, London


Dr Kerry Brown, Senior Fellow, Asia Programme, Chatham House

Guy de Jonquieres, Senior Research Fellow, International Economics Programme, Chatham House



Though China has so far escaped much of the impact of the global credit crisis, a weakening world economy poses growing challenges to the country's effort to maintain domestic growth and to transform its economic structure over the longer term. While 30 years of economic reforms have achieved much, long-standing problems remain, including inequality, instability and a lack of sustainability and political reform. Will current circumstances accelerate, or retard, the pace of change in China, and what are the likely implications for the rest of the world?

This event is strictly by invitation only.

To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.