LSE-CDS China Development Forum


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The theme of the China Development Forum is 'the critical point of China’s economy' in 2009 when it was launched (see details below). It was developed with China in Comparative Perspective Network (CCPN) at LSE. Established at 2009 the forum became a brand event of the China Development Society (CDS), a student society. see: .    

Themes 历次论坛主题

Background 背景

The China-Europe Dialogue on Society provides an arena in which the practice of public dialogue can be encouraged. In their recent consultation document, A Vision for Science and Society, the DIUS (Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills) especially promotes 'public dialogue', describing it as 'a form of deliberative participatory engagement where outcomes are used to inform decision making’, and thus 'a core activity for government in its role as policy maker'. On 27-28 Oct 2008 the CCPN and the China-Europa Forum, successfully organised the Preparatory meeting in North Europe for the 3rd Biennial of the China-Europa Forum, the only forum focusing specifically on Chinese and European societies. The CCPN will participate in China-Europa Forum activities in an ongoing fashion, in accordance with the 'Vision for Science and Society' from both the DIUS and the British Academy's response, which focuses on 'enhancing dialogue on science in public debate', the first of three issues. Exploring such kinds of public engagement is one of the objects of the CCPN Knowledge Transfer Strategy.

The Researchers Fostering Laboratory provides general advice and support to LSE student organizations for arranging China related events. In order to support students' initiative on public engagement we formed a partnership with the LSUsu China Development Society, and helped students successfully organize the 'China Development Forum', the first China-Theme forum in London on 31st Jan 2009 (See p8 of the LSE Events 13 January to 22 April 2009).

The China Development Forum is primarily organised by the China Development Society (CDS)

LSEsu China Development Forum is the first China-Theme forum in London run by students. It aims to create a platform to exchange ideas about China in her complex yet exciting circumstances, and to promote a better understanding of China in western society. In 2008, the forum will be first launched. Joined by prestigious professors and experts from LSE, China, US and Switzerland, the forum is bound to have a successful start.

Partners and sponsors

Since the launch of The China Development Forum in October 2008 it has received support from an increasing number of different organizations. It is now in partnership with the China in Comparative Perspective Network (CCPN), Asia Research Centre, and Association of Chinese Financial Professionals in UK, sponsors by Confucius Institute for Business London 伦敦商务孔子学院, HSBC, LSE Annual fund, and strongly supported throughout both academically and financially by the Economics Department of the LSE.


Wang Yiming (王一鸣): Vice President, Academy of Macroeconomic Research (AMR); China National Development & Reform Commission (NDRC)
Zhang Jun (张军): Prof. Zhang Jun is Professor of Economics at Fudan University and serves the Director for China Center for Economic Studies (CCES) at Fudan University.
Kent G. Deng: Reader in the Economic History Department of the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE).
Danny Quah: Professor and Head of the Department of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
Paul Sheng: a partner in McKinsey’s London office and leader of its European Petroleum practice.
Paul L. Herrling: Head of Corporate Research of Novartis International AG; Novartis Consumer Health Inc.
Daniel R. Pearson: the Vice Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission, was nominated by President George W. Bush.


Plenary Sessions: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE
Panel discussions: D302 and D402, D502, Clement House, LSE

Please find the venue from: or download its map.


9:15 – 9:45 Tea and Coffee, Registration
9:45 – 10:00 CDS introduction
10:00 – 11:00 Plenary Session I: Opening Keynote
Chair: Prof. Danny Quah (LSE)
Speakers: Prof. Wang Yiming (NDRC)
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:30 Plenary Session II: Where is China Going?
Chair: Dr. Kent Deng (LSE)
Speakers: Prof. Peter Nolan (Cambridge),
Prof. Athar Hussain (LSE)
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
13:45-14:00 ACfPU Informational Session (Optional)
Organization: Association of Chinese Financial Professional in UK (ACfPU)
14:00 – 15:15 Plenary Session III: The Global Financial Crisis and what does it mean for China?
Chair: Prof. Athar Hussain (LSE)
Speaker: Gabriel Stein (Lombard Street Research)
Mr. Daniel Pearson (US Trade Commission)
Dr. Paul Sheng (McKinsey & Co.)
Professor: Zhang Jun (Fudan)
15:20 – 16:30 Panel Discussions
Panel A China Foreign Relations with the US and the EU
Chair: Prof. Athar Hussain
Mr. Daniel Pearson (US Trade Commission)
Panel B Doing Business in China
Chair: Prof. Danny Quah
Dr. Paul Sheng (McKinsey & Co.)
Panel C China’s policy reforms
Chair: Prof. Wang Yiming (NDRC)
Dr. Bingqin Li (LSE)
Dr. Kent Deng (LSE)
Dr. Qin Fei (LSE)
Prof. Wang Yiming (NDRC)
Prof. Zhang Jun (Fudan)
16:30 – 17:00 Coffee Break
17:00 – 18:00 Plenary Session IV: Concluding Remarks
Chair: Dr. Kent Deng (LSE)
Speaker: Prof. Danny Quah (LSE) & Prof. Zhang Jun


This event request registration. Tickets from £12-£80.

Please click HERE for a easy online registration - Thank you very much for supporting the students' initiative!

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