China Update 2022: China’s Transition to a New Phase of Growth and Development

Crawford School of Public Policy
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Event details


Date & time

Thursday 24 November 2022


Online via Zoom


Various - see program


Timothy Cronin

For over two decades, the China Update has cemented its status as Australia’s premier forum for in-depth discussion and analysis of the Chinese economy, attracting world-class academic, government and policymaking expertise. This year is no different: the Chinese economy is undergoing fundamental changes as it transitions into a new phase of economic growth and development and in this context the 2022 China Update conference will seek to elucidate and contextualise these regionally and globally significant trends.

This year’s event will host a series of expert panels discussing a range of diverse topics that reflect the complex and changing nature of the Chinese economy: why does China need a new development paradigm, and how should this best be achieved? What does the digital transformation mean for the Chinese economy, and what are China’s choices when faced with the global restructuring of industrial value chains? What role does domestic consumption play for the next phase of China’s development and how will China manage the complexities of Hukou reform? Likewise, what impacts has the COVID-19 pandemic had on domestic income inequality, poverty, and labour market outcomes? What pathways exist for China in its transition towards carbon neutrality and what will the impacts of China’s carbon neutrality strategy be for the Australian economy? What are the political factors influencing bilateral trade flows between China and its trading partners and what is at stake for China-US bilateral relations?

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China Update 24th of November 2022 China’s Transition to a New Phase of Growth and Development Online Program Zoom Link (Local times)

Please note that the session “Cooperation, conflict and US-China relations” has been moved to an earlier time slot.

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1.00-1.15 Opening and book launch: Managing China’s transition to a new phase of growth and development Ligang Song (Australian National University)

1.15-2.00pm Session One: China ‘s new development paradigm Chair: Yixiao Zhou (Australian National University) Speakers: China’s new development paradigm and future development Justin Yifu Lin (Peking University) China in the global response to climate change Ross Garnaut (University of Melbourne) China in the twenty first century: A national balance sheet perspective Xiaojing Zhang (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)

2.00-2.30 Session Two: Cooperation, conflict and US-China relations Chair: Ligang Song (Australian National University) Speakers: Cooperation and conflict in China’s trading relations Jane Golley (Australian National University) US–China relations: How to stop the economic damage from de globalisation Wing Thye Woo (UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network) TBC

2.30-3.15 Session Three: Digital economy, global industrial chains, and consumption Chair: Paul Burke (Australian National University) Speakers: The platform economy in China: Innovation and regulation Yiping Huang (Peking University) Global industrial chain restructuring and China’s choice Qiyuan Xu (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences) Challenges and opportunities for China to move towards consumption-led growth Wang Wei (Development Research Centre)

3.15-4.00 Session Four: Hukou reform, and impact of Covid-19 on inequality, poverty and labour market Chair: Jane Golley Speakers: China’s hukou system reform: Endogenous evolution and adaptive efficiency Kunling Zhang (Normal University) Changes in income inequality and poverty early in the Covid-19 pandemic Li Shi and Zhan Peng (Zhejiang University) The impact of Covid lockdowns on China’s labour market outcomes in 2020 Dandan Zhang (Peking University)

4:00-4.45 Session Five: Carbon peak and neutrality, Emission trading and impact Chair: Kailing Shen (Australian National University) Speakers: The strategy and pathway towards China’s carbon neutrality Yongsheng Zhang and Yu Xiang (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences) The mechanisms and development of emissions-trading markets: EU and China Haocheng Shang (Peking University) The transition to carbon neutrality in China and its impacts on Australia Xunpeng Shi (University of Technology Sydney)

4.45-5.00 Conclusion Ligang Song (Australian National University)

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