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Forum on China's Economic Shift
Friday, February 11, 2011 - 6:30pm to Friday, February 11, 2011 - 8:30pm

The Confucius Institute at PSU presents a

Forum on China's Economic Shift

DATE/TIME:  Friday, Feb. 11, 6:30 - 8:30pm

LOCATION:  PSU School of Business, room 490; 613 SW Harrison, Portland

FREE and open to the public.

Guest Speakers include:

Dali Yang (Keynote Speaker): "Political Succession and the Prospects for Reform in China"
Dr. Dali L. Yang, Professor of Political Science, Faculty Director of University of Chicago’s Center in Beijing, and Director, Center for East Asian Studies and Confucius Institute at The University of Chicago, will  discuss new generation of Chinese leaders that will take the helm in China by 2012/13 and the prospects for reform and innovation under this new generation of leaders.

Sam Ruda: “China's Re-Emergence Viewed through the Window of the Global Maritime Industry”

Mr. Sam Ruda, Director of Marine and Industrial Development at the Port of Portland, will review current cargo flows to/from Asia with a focus on China's position as the dominant country for production of manufactured goods. A parallel theme will examine the emergence of China as a world leader in ship building and deployed vessel tonnage. The impacts of these trends on the port will be discussed as well.

Jin Lan: "Regional Economic Shift in China's Twelveth 5 Year Plan-GELIVABLE": The New Economic Powerhouse of Binhai, Haixi, and Chongqing.”

What will the Chinese economy look like in 2016? Will China label the US a "currency manipulator" and sanction the US at that time? Will exports still constitute a big part of China's economy? Is Shanghai’s Pudong area still the economic center of China?

Mr. Jin Lan, China Consultant and President of Octaxias Company, will shed light on the strategic shifts of China's economy in coming years, including establishment of new regional economic powerhouses such as in Tianjin and Chongqing.  High speed rail, aging population and labor shortages will be discussed in the context of China's 12th five year plan and its implications for the leadership change in 2012.
Mel Gurtov: Forum Discussant

Dr. Mel Gurtov, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at PSU and Editor-in-Chief of Asian Perspective, will comment on the speakers’ presentations and lead the question-and-answer session.

**Parking is free after 5:00 PM on Fridays at PSU Parking Structures

For more information contact the Confucius Institute at confucius@pdx.edu; tel. 503-725-9810