29.08.2012 | GIZ and DIE: Public Panel Discussion "China: Structural Challenges Ahead"

Klaus Rohland, the World Bank’s Country Director for China, Mongolia and Korea in the East Asia and Pacific Region, will present the Report “China 2030: Building a Modern, Harmonious, and Creative High-Income Society“. DIE’s Department Head Dr. Peter Wolff and the Chinese participants of the 10th Global Governance School will comment the report.

By any standard, China’s economic performance over the last three decades has been impressive. GDP growth averaged 10 percent a year, and over 500 million people were lifted out of poverty. China is now the world’s largest exporter and manufacturer, and its second largest economy. Even if growth moderates, China is likely to become a high-income economy and the world’s largest economy before 2030, notwithstanding the fact that its per capita income would still be a fraction of the average in advanced economies.

But two questions arise: Can China’s growth rate still be among the highest in the world even if it slows from its current pace? And can it maintain this rapid growth with little disruption to the world, the environment, and the fabric of its own society? These and other questions will be addressed during this public event on 29 August 2012.

Please register for the event at e-mail, stating your name and position.

 

Programme:

Welcome

Presentation:

Klaus Rohland: China 2030: Building a Modern, Harmonious, and Creative High-Income Society

Commentary and Panel Discussion:

Dr. Peter Wolff

Head of Department “World Economy and Development Financing”, German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

DONG, Zhenyu

Central Committee, Communist Party of China

MU, Gengyuan

China Institute of International Studies

WEI, Jigang

Development Research Centre of the State Council

 

Date/Time: 29.08.2012, 16:00 – 18:00 h, followed by a Reception

Place: Bonn, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

 

Background:

Klaus Rohland, a German national, is the World Bank’s Country Director for China, Mongolia and Korea in the East Asia and Pacific Region, based in Beijing. Rohland joined the World Bank in 1981 as an advisor to the German Executive Director. Since then, he has held a number of key positions in the World Bank including two other Country Director assignments in Russia and Vietnam. He has been involved in development work in South America, Eastern Europe and Asia, where he managed the World Bank Program in China in the mid-1990s. Rohland graduated from Marburg University in Germany and holds a degree in law and public administration.

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