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China and WTO Reform

25 Apr 2019 (Thursday)
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Lecture Theater H, HKUST
Division of Public Policy


12:00 pm - 12:20 pm  Registration and Refreshment
12:20 pm - 13:40 pm  Seminar on "China and WTO Reform" by Prof. Jianye WANG 
13:40 pm - 14:00 pm  Q&A session  


The WTO is facing its “existential crisis”. The “modernization” this time, driven by the U.S. and supported by the EU and Japan, is the most important reform since the multilateral trade and investment systems founded after the WWII. Against the backdrop of US-China trade negotiations, this seminar focuses on the questions of why WTO reform, who are the key players, what do they want, what the key issues, and explores China’s options and best response.


Prof. Jianye WANG The GIIF is a Southern China think tank founded in 2014. The IWG, launched in 2012, aims to negotiate global rules on officially-supported international m/1 term credits, guarantees and insurance. Prof. Wang's term starts in 2020. Prof. Wang also serves as a Governor of the Board, Center for Creative Leadership, Advisory Board member of Middlebury Institute of International Studies. He is a former Managing Director of the Silk Road Fund (2015-Feb 2018), Economic Counselor and Chief Economist of the Export-Import Bank of China (2008-2013). He is Director of the Volatility Institute at NYU Shanghai, and Adjunct Professor at Peking University. Prior to joining China Exim Bank, he held various positions at the International Monetary Fund (1989-2008), where he led IMF policy surveillance and lending missions to member countries. Prof. Wang holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University (1989) and B.A. from Peking University (1983). His recent publications include Debt, Currency and Related Reforms (China Financial Publishing House, 2012).

Organizer: Division of Public Policy