China Resident Representative Site
The IMF Resident Representative Office in China was established in 1991. Since then, the main objective of the Office has been two-fold.
First, the office maintains an ongoing policy dialogue with the Chinese authorities, together with headquarters staff, on macroeconomic and structural reform issues. It also monitors and analyzes economic developments, identifies policy issues, and informs the Fund staff at headquarters. In addition, the office exchanges views with the local and international community in these areas.
Second, the office coordinates technical assistance programs with the authorities, headquarters staff, and the donor community. The aim is to help the authorities expedite reforms in a number of areas, including: monetary policy and banking activities, fiscal management, balance of payments policies and operations, economic and financial statistics compilation and dissemination, and capacity building in macroeconomic management.
The Resident Representative's office in Beijing maintains a library that contains a number of IMF publications, including the World Economic Outlook, IMF Annual report, International Financial Statistics, Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions, Balance of Payments Statistics Yearbook, Government finance Statistics Yearbook, Direction of Trade Statistics and IMF Chinese-English glossary of terms. The office is open to the public from 9 am-12:30 pm and 2 pm-5 pm, Monday to Friday. Please contact Li Jing at 86-10-6505-1155 ext. 208 for any queries about the library.
Alfred Schipke, is the IMF Senior Resident Representative for China. Previously, he was a division chief in the Asia and Pacific Department, where he coordinated the work on fast growing low income countries in South-East Asia (Frontier Economies) and led missions to Vietnam. He was a division chief in the IMF’s Western Hemisphere Department in charge of the Latin Caribbean and Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) divisions. Among others, he negotiated a high access Stand-by Arrangement, which included a debt restructuring and a debt-equity swap for one of the countries in the ECCU, as well as an $800 million precautionary Stand-By Arrangement for El Salvador. Also, he was the Regional Resident Representative for Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic and worked in the IMF European Department. He teaches international trade and finance at Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government and has authored and edited a number of books and articles, including a recently published handbook on the ECCU. His research has focused on economic integration and the linkages between macroeconomics and finance.
Waikei Raphael Lam, W. Raphael Lam joined the Beijing office as a Resident Representative. He joined the IMF through the Economist Program and has since worked in the European Department, Finance Department, and the Asia Pacific Department.
In the previous positions, Mr. Lam has covered a broad range of Asian economies, including China, Japan, and Hong Kong SAR. He has participated in the Japan Financial Sector Assessment Program and involved in the IMF regional surveillance in Asia. During his tenure in the European Department, he has participated in the IMF’s lending program to Iceland during the global financial crisis, and has involved in the surveillance on Sweden and Israel. His research interests include finance, trade and investment, and regional development and spillovers.
Mr. Lam has a Ph.D in Economics from University of California, Los Angeles. Before joining the IMF, he was a lecturer at UCLA and worked in the research department in the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. He has also served as research visiting scholar at the Hong Kong Institute of Monetary Research.
Cai Zhihong, Economist (seconded from People's Bank of China)
Shen Mi, Economist (seconded from State Administration of Foreign Exchange)
Liu Xiaozhou, Economist (seconded from the Ministry of Finance)
Hao Yang, Part-time Economist
Liu Xiaoguang, Part-time Economist
Li Jing, Office Manager
Ru Xiaoxi, Staff Assistant
Wang Wenfeng, Despatcher/Driver (seconded from People's Bank of China)
Lei Jinqiang, Despatcher/Driver
Markus Rodlauer, Deputy Director,Asia and Pacific Department(APD), Mission Chief for China
Steven Barnett, Deputy Division Chief, Division 6, APD, Mission Chief for Hong Kong SAR
Mali Chivakul, Senior Economist, Division 6, APD
Wojciech Maliszewski, Senior Economist, Division 6, APD
Wei Liao, Economist