Asia Forum 2010 - China and the World: the Challenges of Change

Beijing, China

LSE's Asia Forum events were held between 2004-2014 and were an important and very public part of the School's strategy to enhance its long standing relationship with the rapidly developing Asian region. LSE has historically attracted many very talented students and staff from all major Asian countries. The School has a large and distinguished group of alumni in the region and has been active in building partnerships with business and governments for many years.

The LSE Asia Forum bought together LSE's key partners in the region. The Forum provided an opportunity for analysis of different perspectives on the economic, social, political and cultural contributions Asia is making to global development.

The fifth LSE Asia Forum took place in Beijing on 25-26 March 2010 with the support of the China Institute of International Studies (CIIS).

The Forum addressed a wide range of issues of deep interest to policymakers and wider society, under a general theme relating to the recent challenges and changes that have affected the global economy. 

A key focus of the Forum was on the role of China in tackling the recent challenges, and what lessons can be learnt for the future.

Press Clippings, Podcasts and Videos

You can now view the press clippings from the Forum here: Clippings PDF.

Podcasts and Videos are now available to view here.

Transcripts and Slides

A selection of transcripts and slides are available as listed below:

His Excellency Mr Yang Jiechi, Foreign Minister of People's Republic of China
You can download Yang Jiechi's speech here  in English (pdf)
You can download Yang Jiechi's speech here in Chinese (pdf)

His Royal Highness The Duke of York, The Duke of York's transcript (pdf)
Howard Davies, Director, LSE, Howard Davies's slides  (pdf)
Liu Mingkang, Chairman, China Banking Regulatory Commission, Liu Mingkang's slides (pdf)
Stephen Roach, Chairman, Morgan Stanley Asia, Stephen Roach's slides (pdf)
Madam Hu Xiaolian, Deputy Governor, The People's Bank of China, Madam Hu's speech (pdf)
Professor Julian Le Grand, Richard Titmuss Professor of Social Policy, LSE, Professor Julian Le Grand's slides (pdf)
Dr Henk Bekedam, Director of Division of Health Sector Development, The World Health Organization, Dr Henk Bekedam's slides (pdf)

Previous Asia Forums

Find out about other Asia Forums and access podcasts, slides and photos at the links below.

Malaysia 2014 Building Asian futures: integration, welfare and growth?
Singapore 2008 The Politics of Knowledge
Delhi 2006 Challenging Globalisation
Hong Kong 2005 Managing the Dynamics of Growth
Thailand 2004 The Future of the World Economy

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