China Update 2020: China, COVID-19 and the prospects for global recovery

Crawford School of Public Policy
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Event details


Date & time

Thursday 03 December 2020 to Friday 04 December 2020


Online via Zoom


Professor Ross Garnaut, Professor Cai Fang, Professor Yiping Huang, Professor Wing Thye Woo, Dr Wang Wei, Associate Professor Yu Sheng, Professor Libo Yin, Assistant Professor Shawn Chen, Associate Professor Sizhong Sun, Joel Bowman


Tim Cronin (Program Manager, China Economy Program)

The year 2020 has seen human societies hit heavily by the COVID-19 pandemic. And as the pandemic continues to unfold, all signs point to China as being the first major economy to have emerged out of the crisis. But many questions remain.

Has the Chinese economy emerged relatively unscathed? Can China contribute to global economic recovery, given its pre-pandemic contribution to global growth of around 30 per cent? What are the long-term prospects for its economy? And will the pandemic alter the dynamics between the Chinese economy and the world?

To answer these questions the China Update 2020, the China Economy Program will gather two expert panels.

Session 1- Can China Lead the Global Economic Recovery from the COVID Pandemic?

Thursday 3 Dec, 5-7pm (AEDT)

REGISTER for Session 1 Webinar

Session 2 - China’s Challenges in Moving Towards a High-Income Economy

Friday 4 Dec, 5-7pm (AEDT)

REGISTER for Session 2 Webinar


This event is the 20th anniversary of the China Update series, Australia’s premier forum for the latest in-depth discussion and analysis of the Chinese economy each year. The China Update 2020 book will be launched after the event, and all China Update volumes are available for free download from the ANU Press link here.

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