The Evolving Role of China in the Global Economy

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DATE: April 16, 2016

DAY: Saturday

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

LOCATION: George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium

Saturday, April 16 AT 03 30 PM

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China is transitioning to a growth model that is driven more by consumption and services, the success of which will have major implications for the economy of its own and the rest of the world. This session will consider a number of key questions. Are we seeing early signs of successes in the transition and what more is needed? How can we manage spillovers from such an unprecedented transition? How will China contribute to a renewed and strengthened international monetary system?

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The Evolving Role of China in the Global Economy

Also available in Chinese.


Moderator: Yanqing Yang


Yanqing Yang is Deputy Editor-in-Chief and Anchor of YICAI Media Group, Managing Director of YICAI Research institute,invited senior fellow at NIFD, and CPPCC member of Shanghai. Ms. Yang is a media leader and moderator at various events, including World Economic Forum, CDF, BOAOForum, Lujiazui Forum and IMF conferences. She holds a BA, MA and PhD in Economics from Fudan University. She was a visiting scholar at Johns Hopkins University, USA. YICAI Media Group has been a media partner for the IMF’s Annual and Spring Meetings for six years.

David Lipton


David Lipton assumed the position of First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund on September 1, 2011. On March 28, 2016, he was reappointed for a second five-year term beginning September 1, 2016. Before coming to the Fund, Mr. Lipton was Special Assistant to the President, and served as Senior Director for International Economic Affairs at the National Economic Council and National Security Council at the White House. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Citi, and also served in the Clinton administration as Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs — and before that as Assistant Secretary. Mr. Lipton earned a Ph.D. and M.A. from Harvard University in 1982 and a B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1975.

Fu Chengyu


Mr. Chengyu Fu is B20 Co-chair for Infrastructure Taskforce and former chairman of China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) and chairman of China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (SINOPEC Group). Mr. Fu has a long and distinguished career in China's energy sector and worked his way up from Daqing, Liaohe and Huabei Oilfields before joining CNOOC where he held various senior positions, including  Executive Vice President of CNOOC Limited, Vice President of CNOOC, President of CNOOC and Chairman of CNOOC Limited, and Chief Executive Officer of CNOOC Limited. Mr. Fu served as Chairman of SINOPEC Group and Chairman of SINOPEC Corporation between 2011 and 2015. He graduated from China’s Northeast Petroleum Institute majoring in geology, and later received a master's degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Southern California. Mr. Fu was awarded “CCTV China Economic Annual Figure” in 2005 and “China Business Leaders Awards” in 2006. He was also selected as one of the “Top Ten Leaders for Energy and Petrochemical Industry in China’s 30 Years' Reform and Opening-up”, “Corporate Leaders for Social Responsibility” in 2008, and “The Best-Performing CEOs in the World” by Harvard Business Review.

(As of April 2016)

Huang Haizhou


Huang Haizhou, Managing Director and Member of Management Committee, China International Capital Corporation (CICC). He has held various senior positions within the CICC since December 2007, including Chief Strategist, Executive Chairman of Research Committee and Co-Head of Research Department. He served previously as the head of Greater China research at Barclays Capital from 2005 to 2007. Between 1998 and 2005, he was an Economist/ Senior economist at the International Monetary Fund's Monetary and Exchange Affairs, European and Research Departments. Mr. Huang taught and conducted research at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and The London School of Economics. He served as a Research Fellow at The London School of Economics and Political Science, the United Kingdom, from January 1995 to June 1998. Mr. Huang is a Fellow of China Finance 40 Forum, a leading discussion forum for financial professionals and policymakers. He holds a Ph.D. degree in business from Indiana University, and a Master and Bachelor degrees, both in engineering, from China.