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China’s Economic Crossroads


New York (Webinar)

When: June 25, 9pm EST

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted politics and governance around the world. Beyond the health crisis, governments the world over are intervening to stabilize their economies amid the worst global economic shock since the 1930s. What does this mean for China’s economy? Has the government’s relief and stimulus response placed China on the path to recovery? Has its policy response been enough to position the economy for sustainable long-term growth?

The Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI), Asia Society Hong Kong, and the Bloomberg New Economy Forum are pleased to host a discussion on the different economic paths that lie ahead for China in the wake of COVID-19. Will Beijing determine that China’s interests require greater economic openness and efficiency, even if that means relinquishing some stability in the near term? Or will it put off necessary reform in the face of immediate challenges and disruptions?

This event will also serve as the launch of the latest quarterly update of The China Dashboard, a joint project of the Asia Society Policy Institute and Rhodium Group that tracks China’s progress toward its self-defined reform objectives in 10 essential economic policy clusters. The Dashboard provides data-driven analysis to showcase changes in the Chinese economy and reduce uncertainty about the pace and direction of Chinese economic reform.

In this webinar, ASPI President the Hon. Kevin Rudd, founding partner of Rhodium Group and the Jack Wadsworth Fellow at ASPI Daniel Rosen, and Bloomberg Chief Economist Tom Orlik will shed light on China’s economic trajectory in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the recently held National People’s Congress, and Beijing’s new policy toward Hong Kong.


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