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What we do in China



The IMF Resident Representative Office in China was established in 1991. Since then, the main objective of the Office has been two-fold.

The Great Wall, China

The Great Wall, China

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.

Who we are


Office Group Photo

Office Group Photo


Alfred Schipke, Senior Resident Representative of China

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, Resident Representative of China

Waikei Raphael Lam, joined the Beijing office as a Resident Representative. Before moving to Beijing, he has worked in the headquarter China team. He has also worked in the European Department, Finance Department, and the Asia Pacific Department, including participating in the IMF’s lending program to Iceland during the global financial crisis, Japan’s Financial Sector Assessment Program, and involving in the IMF regional surveillance in Asia. He has written research papers on a wide range of issues on China, including real estate, labor market, and government finances. His previous research also covered Japan’s monetary policy and financial sector issues, as well as regional financial integration in Asia.

Mr. Lam has a Ph.D in Economics from University of California, Los Angeles. He also has working experience at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and Hong Kong Institute of Monetary Research.

Beijing Office Staff

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

Team at IMF Headquarters in Washington D.C.

Markus Rodlauer, Deputy Director,Asia and Pacific Department(APD), Mission Chief for China

Steven Barnett, Division Chief, China Division, APD, Mission Chief for Hong Kong SAR

Mali Chivakul, Senior Economist, China Division, APD

Wojciech Maliszewski, Senior Economist, China Division, APD

Wei Carol Liao, Economist, China Division, APD

Resident Representative Office in People's Republic of China

Alfred Schipke, Senior Resident Representative
W. Raphael Lam, Deputy Resident Representative

Room 1806, East Tower, Twin Towers
No. B12, Jianguomenwai Avenue
Beijing 100022, P.R. China
Off. email: RR-CHN@IMF.ORG
Telephone: +86 10 6505 1155
Fax: +86 10 6505 8580

CCTV Interview with Alfred Schipke, October 28, 2015

Video: APD Regional Economic Outlook Press Briefing, October 10, 2015