Date(s) - 18/03/2017
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Leamington Spa Baptist Church
China is calmly mapping out global leadership aspirations from trade to climate change, drawing distinctions between President Xi Jinping’s steady hand and new U.S. President Donald Trump, whose early few weeks have been marked by media feuds, fake news conspiracy and turnmoil in the White House. Just days ahead of Trump taking office, a self-assured Xi was in Switzerland as the keynote speaker at the World Economic Forum in Davos, offering a vigorous defence of globalization and signaling Beijing’s desire to play a bigger role on the world stage.
“If anyone were to say China is playing a leadership role in the world I would say it’s not China rushing to the front but rather the front runners have stepped back leaving the place to China,” said Zhang Jun, director general of the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s international economics department.
Dr Hong Bo has kindly agreed to come and address the UN Association in Leamington Spa on China`s economic and political rise as a major power on the world stage. Hong Bo will cover : (1) some background knowledge about how China has reached the current stage of development both economically and socially. (2) what are the new domestic challenges China faces under the new norm ; (3) What are external (international) factors that may affect China’s further economic growth?
Hong Bo has also kindly agreed to cover international issues related to China, UN, the US new president, and Brexit, etc during the Q&A session.
Talk preceded by ploughman’s lunch & coffee if desired at £3.50 per head
Dr Hong Bo
BA Economics (Lanzhou) MSc Economics (LSE) PhD Economics (Groningen)
Reader in Financial Economics
School of Finance & Management
Associate Dean, Faculty of Law & Social Sciences
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATION
WARWICK DISTRICT BRANCH
188 Rugby Road, Milverton, Leamington Spa, CV32 6DU
Tel: 01926 338430