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LSE-Fudan Annual Conference 2023

Public Policy Priorities and Challenges for China and the World


The LSE-Fudan Global Public Policy Hub is proud to host the LSE-Fudan Annual Conference 2023 taking place at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 November 2023.

The primary objective of the conference is to facilitate a dynamic exploration of critical public policy issues across borders. It functions as a vital platform for enhancing multidisciplinary cooperation and fostering robust communication between two globally renowned institutions: Fudan University in Shanghai, China, and LSE.

This two-day conference will feature four engaging sessions, each dedicated to addressing crucial global challenges. Distinguished academic speakers will present their  research in the following areas:

1. Economic policy and technology governance
2. Climate change governance
3. Health care and health policy
4. Demography and social policy

Keynote Speakers
We are honoured to host an impressive line-up of keynote speakers who are recognised for their expertise in public policy:

  • Dr Keyu Jin (LSE)
  • Professor Shiping Tang (Fudan University)
  • Professor Xiaojun Yan (University of Hong Kong)

More information about the conference, including registration, the programme, keynote speakers and more can be found below. 

Conference theme

In 2023 China and the world are recovering from the impact of Covid on the economy and society. Policymakers in China are facing a host of challenges and priorities: healthcare, social welfare, the environment, innovation and technology and the need to balance these with economic growth.

Rapid and consistent economic development has lifted millions out of poverty; the government is likely to continue its efforts to reduce inequality and provide support for vulnerable groups, such as the elderly and disabled.

With an aging population and rising healthcare costs, China's healthcare system is under pressure. The country is also facing some environmental challenges, including air and water pollution, deforestation, and desertification. In addition, China is aspiring to become a global leader in innovation and technology but needs to continue investing in research and development to maintain its competitive edge. 


This event is free and open to members of the public. However, registration is required.

To attend this event in-person, register here.

To attend this event online, register here.

Keynote Speakers

Keyu Jin 200x200

Dr. Keyu Jin is an associate professor of Economics (with tenure) at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is from Beijing, China and holds a B.A., M.A. and Phd from  Harvard University. Her research focuses on international macroeconomics and trade, and the Chinese economy, exploring questions such as technological competition between China and the rest of the world, what governments' optimal policies should be in the context of China's rapid growth and technological advancement, capital flows between China and the rest of the world, and the role of demographics. Her work also includes the international transmission of U.S. monetary and fiscal policy, and how it has changed over time. She is the author of The New China Playbook: beyond Socialism and Capitalism, which was a Financial Times Must Read of 2023. Her op-eds have appeared in the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, and many more.


Shiping Tang

Prof. Shiping Tang is one of Asia’s most influential and innovative social scientists. In 2024, he will be honored as one of the three Distinguished Scholars at the Global IR Section (GIRS) at the ISA Convention in San Francisco, along with Barry Buzan and Cristina Rojas.

Prof. Tang holds the position of Fudan Distinguished Professor and Dr. Seaker Chan Chair Professor at, Fudan University, Shanghai, China. He also holds a “Chang-Jiang/Cheung Kong Scholar” Distinguished Professorship from the Chinese Ministry of Education, the highest honor a social scientist can hold in China.

Prof. Tang has a very broad research interest and has published widely, covering international relations, comparative politics, institutional economics, methodology, philosophy of the social sciences, political theory and sociology. He has also developed powerful platforms for complex decision making based Computational Social Sciences (CSS).


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Dr. Yan Xiaojun is currently an associate professor in politics and public administration and Director of the Research Hub on Institutions of China at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He obtained his Bachelor and Master of Law degrees from Peking University and an A.M. and Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University. He is a comparative political scientist with special expertise in the politics of China.  Dr. Yan is the author of three books and co-editor of one edited volume. His articles have appeared in a dozen of leading international academic journals. Dr. Yan is recipient of the 2012 Gordon White Prize by The China Quarterly for his research on new entrepreneurial Party secretaries in rural China. His first book on Hong Kong politics is selected as one of the “Ten Best Chinese Books (non-fiction) Published in 2015” by Asia Weekly.  He is recipient of HKU’s Outstanding Teaching Award (2013). Dr. Yan is a member of the Board of Directors of the Chinese Association of Hong Kong and Macao Studies.

Conference Programme

Dates: 21 & 22 November 2023

Time: 21 November at 10:00 -18:00 and 22 November at 10:00 - 14:00

Venue: Shaw Library, Old Building, Houghton St, London WC2B 4RR

LSE-Fudan Annual Conference Programme Day 1
Day 1: Tuesday 21 November 2023 
10:00 – 10:30 Registration
10:30 – 12:00 Opening Remarks and Keynote Speeches 
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15.00 Session 1: Economic Policy and Technology Governance  
15.00 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 17:00 Session 2: Climate Change Governance
17:00 – 18:00 Drinks Reception
Day 2: Wednesday 22 November 2023 
10.00 – 10.15  Coffee
10.15 – 11.15 Session 3: Health Care and Health Policy          
11:15 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 12:30 Session 4: Demography and Social Policy
12:30 – 12.45 Closing Remarks
12.45 – 14.00 Lunch

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Conference organizers

The LSE-Fudan Global Public Policy Hub supports collaborative research on global public policy, fosters multi-disciplinary cooperation and enhances communication between Fudan and LSE to generate research of global impact. The Hub is a sub-Centre of the LSE-Fudan Research Centre for Global Public Policy, located in Fudan University, Shanghai and is jointly operated by the two universities.