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Internationalization of China's economy to reshape global business
Sep '09
The 2009 Bridges China Dialogue: China and Global Sustainable Recovery brings together a pro-active group of experts from government, business, academia and civil society organizations for an in-depth discussion and examination of China's market dynamics and policy implications in respect to recovering from the financial crisis and building a green, sustainable future. The Conference will be held in Geneva, Switzerland from October 26th to 28th, 2009.

The internationalization of China's economy will reshape the global business. Find out how China is in a position to facilitate a global sustainable recovery from the current financial crisis.

Against the backdrop of the current recession, China's economic and political landscape is of paramount importance in facilitating a speedy global recovery. What are the challenges and opportunities for international business under China's $586 billion stimulus package, which strongly emphasizes sustainability as a path to recovery?

Get behind the headlines to understand the nature of China's market dynamics and policy implications.

ICTSD and UNEP have come together to bring you the latest thinking from government, business and academia on China's economic and political landscape, to help you meet the challenges and reap the benefits of this internationalization:

- discover how China can transform its industrial structure in support of a cleaner, greener future

- learn how China's involvement in international governance reforms can drive changes for crafting a low carbon future

- explore what challenges and opportunities China's $586 billion stimulus package represents for governments and companies around the world.

Featured speakers include :

• Yutai Zhang, Minister and President, Development Research Centre of the State Council, China
• Zhenyu Sun, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of China to the WTO
• Eckart Guth, Ambassador of the European Communities to the WTO
• John H. McCall MacBain, Chairman, European Climate Foundation
• Yangzhe Li, Director, China State Energy Conservation Center
• Changjun Xie, President, China State Power Longyuan Group
• Dan Kong, Chairman, China International Trust and Investment Corporation Group
• Winfried Veit, Director, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
• Martyn Davies, Executive Director, Centre for Chinese Studies, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
• Simon J. Evenett, Co-Director,Centre for Economic Policy Research, University of St. Gallen
• Simon Zadek, Managing Partner and Director at AccountAbility, Visiting Senior Fellow at the Centre for Government and Business of Harvard University's Kennedy School
• Shusong Ba, Deputy Director General, Research Institute of Finance, Development Research Centre of China's State Council
• Richard Newfarmer, Special Representative of the World Bank to the UN and the WTO
• Bernice Lee, Research Director, Chatham House
• Bernd Schanzenbaecher, Managing Partner, EBG Capital
• Xiuchen Wang, Chairman, China Yantai Economic Development Area
• Linda Yueh, Professor, University of Oxford & London Business School
• Guy de Jonquière, Senior Fellow, European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE); Former Chief Asia Columnist at the Financial Times

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