The Global Economic Crisis and China: What is the Stimulus Package, Will it Work and What Should We Expect Next?

3 June 2009 - 1:30pm to 5:00pm

Chatham House, London


Speakers: Jeremy Gordon, UKTI
Gareth Leather, Economist Intelligence Unit
Benjamin Schmittzehe, Schmittzehe & Partners
Chair: Dr Kerry Brown, Senior Fellow, Asia Programme Chatham House



The global economic crisis is having an obvious and significant impact on world consumption and as a result, challenging the world's status quo. How is China working to maintain economic and social stability? How will China and the West re-invent themselves to survive the recession and what are the implications for the future? Can the Chinese government's RMB 4 trillion stimulus package work and how much of it is 'real' money? How is it being spent and what opportunities will it bring?

The Asia Programme at Chatham House, in conjunction with Schmittzehe & Partners China Advisory and Chopsticks Club, are organizing this seminar on China's stimulus package. The event will take the form of a panel discussion followed by interactive debate and networking opportunities. A summary research white paper on the stimulus package will be available with a discount on the full published report for all attendees.

This event is specifically aimed at the business community. As such, senior executives of organizations with significant operations and interests in China would benefit greatly from taking part.

This event is the first in a series of three events. The following seminars will take place on Monday 21 September 2009 - China Moves up the Value Chain at Home and Overseas: How Will it Achieve This and Will it Work?, and Thursday 12 November 2009 - China: The Shift from Export to Domestic Consumption. There is a package discount if tickets for all three events are bought in one booking.

Ticket price: £45.00 (£35.00 for Chatham House and Chopsticks Club members). 

For more information please contact the Asia Programme.