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The Legend of China's Growth

Date: 3 Jul 2013

  • Time: 13.00-14.30
  • Location: UNOG Library, Library Events Room B-135
  • Counterpart(s): UNOG Library
  • Project Title: UNRISD Seminar Series

The Legend of China's Growth
This UNRISD seminar was held in partnership with UNOG Library Talks.

China's growth miracle

China has experienced an unprecedented 3 decades of annual economic growth of around 10 per cent. What has fuelled this boom? And can it be sustained?

Professor Li Yang, Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, discusses the Chinese growth miracle and considers its impact, positive and negative, on China and the world.

Memorandum of Understanding

At the end of the seminar, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by representatives of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) and UNRISD.


The UNOG Library has prepared a bibliography to accompany the seminar.

Speaker: Professor Li Yang holds a Ph.D. in economics and is currently Professor and Academician at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). He also holds the role of Vice President of CASS and is a member of the Financial and Economic Committee of the National People's Congress. In addition, he is Vice President of both the China Society of Finance and Banking and the China Society of Public Finance. Formerly he was an expert member of the Monetary Policy Committee.


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