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China in the Global Economy: Prospects and Challenges
Tuesday, October 19, 2004
2:30-4:00 p.m.
IMF Auditorium
(Non IMF/Bank Staff ID holders enter via the IMF Center)
720 19th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Transcript of this Forum

This Economic Forum is free and open to the public.

Taped webcast

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China's transformation into a dynamic private-sector-led economy and its integration into the global economy have been among the most dramatic economic developments of recent decades. Indeed, China's growth performance over the last two decades has made it a major economic power. What are the key policy challenges that need to be addressed in order for China to maintain rapid growth and effectively manage the process of further global integration? What are the implications of China's emergence for the Asian region and the world economy? These issues will be discussed by the following panelists:

Steven Dunaway (Moderator)
Deputy Director
Asia and Pacific Department, IMF

Albert Keidel
Senior Associate, China Program
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Moisés Naim
Editor, Foreign Policy Magazine

Eswar Prasad
Chief, China Division
Asia and Pacific Department, IMF

Stephen Roach
Chief Economist and Managing Director
Morgan Stanley