Briefing with China’s Ambassador to the UK
Following the Ambassador’s briefing for Asia House corporate members last year, HE Liu Xiaoming returns to Asia House to discuss China’s latest growth forecasts as well as the progress of China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
The Asian Development Bank predicts 6.5% GDP growth for China this year and 6.3% for 2017, the lowest growth rates in 25 years. While some speak of China’s economic collapse, President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping in 2014 called the economic slowdown a ‘new normal’, implying a shift from rapid to moderate and sustainable growth.
This event is open to Asia House corporate members only.
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HE Liu Xiaoming is a career diplomat and has served in numerous postings around the world: as Deputy Chief of Mission at the Chinese Embassy in Washington from 1998 to 2001; Ambassador to Egypt 2001-2003; and Vice Minister in the Office of the Foreign Affairs Leading Group of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China 2005-2006. Prior to his present appointment, from 2006 to 2009 he served as Ambassador to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
HE Liu Xiaoming wrote on China’s next decade for the Asia House publication, Asia 2025, which was launched in March of this year.
Read the article Is China’s collapse finally at hand?, exclusively written for Asia House by Danny Quah, Director of the Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science.