During July 30-31, 2010, International Symposium on “China and International Financial Crisis” was held in Renmin University of China (RUC), jointly organized by Beijing Centre, the University of Chicago Center and School of Economics, RUC. More than 20 scholars from China, the United States, Singapore and Hong Kong etc, attended the symposium.
On the morning of July 30, the opening session was held in No.2 Lecture Hall, Run Run Shaw Hall. Prof. Yang Dali, Director of Beijing Centre, the University of Chicago and Prof. Liu Yuanchun, Associate Dean of School of Economics of RUC, delivered speeches respectively. On behalf of the organizers, Prof. Liu Yuanchun gave a warm welcome to the experts, and looking forward to lively and fruitful discussions on current social development, regional cooperation, international comparisons, economic policy and other issues about China and the world economy, to provide intellectual support to the continued prosperity of the global economy. He also briefly expressed his views on the current Chinese and world economic situations. Then, Prof. Yang Dali said in his speech that Beijing Centre, the University of Chicago and School of Economics of RUC have always had a close working relationship. Through the symposium, he wished an important prelude of cooperation between the center and Beijing research institutions. And he also briefly expressed his views on the international financial crisis. The opening session was presided by Ms. Beth Bader, the Executive Director of Beijing Centre, the University of Chicago. Prof. Hu Juan, Director of Development Planning and Director of Higher Education Research Office, attended the opening session.
After the opening session, Prof. Zhang Yansheng, the director of Foreign Economic Research Institute, Academy of Macroeconomic Research, National Development and Reform Commission, delivered a keynote speech on “Globalization and Global Economic Imbalance”, and had a deep discussion with the participants.