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Over the past eighteen months, China's economy has faced significant challenges, with the economic environment transitioning from a compensatory recovery to a cooler stance and expectations shifting from optimism to relative pessimism. The central government has adopted a series of positive policies to stabilize the economy—ranging from fiscal and monetary measures to property and private sector initiatives. At this critical juncture, it is imperative to clearly understand the fundamental economic landscape, better comprehend the direction of macroeconomic governance reforms, and wisely assess the future drivers of China's economic growth.

Every August, we invite a leading thought leader and scholar in the industry to engage with us in a discussion on China's macroeconomics. This year, we are delighted to have Professor BAI Chong-En, Distinguished Professor of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Tsinghua University and Dean of the School of Economics and Management, to share his profound insights with us.

Please note that this event is limited to senior-level executives and per invitation only. If you are not an existing member of The Economist Intelligence Corporate Network, but would like to learn how you can attend our events, please contact us.


17:30 - 18:00
Registration and networking
18:00 - 18:55
Fireside chat with Professor BAI Chong-En
18:55 - 19:30
19:30 - 21:00
Dinner & drinks


  • Professor BAI Chong-En (Dean, School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University)

    Professor BAI Chong-En

    Dean, School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University

    Professor Chong-En Bai is Dean of the School of Economics and Management and Distinguished Professor of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences of Tsinghua University. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Economics from Harvard University. His research focuses on the relationship between economic institutions, policy, and development, and from this perspective, the Chinese economy.

    Professor Bai is Vice-Chairman of the 13th All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce. He is a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, the “14th Five-Year Plan” National Development Planning Expert Committee, the Chinese Economists 50 Forum, the China Finance 40 Forum, and Chinainfo 100. He is also Chairman of Academic Committee of China Wealth Management 50 Forum. He was a member of the monetary policy committee of the People’s Bank of China and of the executive council of International Economic Association, a non-resident Senior Fellow of the Brookings Institution, and Adjunct Vice-President of Beijing State-Owned Assets Management Co., Ltd..

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  • Dr Robert Xiao (Director, Beijing of The Economist Intelligence Corporate  Network)

    Dr Robert Xiao

    Director, Beijing of The Economist Intelligence Corporate Network

    Robert Xiao is the Director of the Economist Intelligence Corporate Network (EICN) in Beijing. He is responsible for engaging in high-level dialogues with business and political leaders, providing insights on global macroeconomic trends and policy directions for Fortune 500 decision-makers to support their macro layout and business development in domestic and international markets.

    Prior to joining EICN, Mr Xiao held positions as a lecturer, senior lecturer, PhD supervisor, and Deputy Director of the Impact Finance Hub at Monash University and Deakin Business School in Australia. His research mainly focused on the fields of corporate social responsibility, corporate governance, and economic and financial policy analysis related to the Chinese and US markets. He has authored multiple publications in Financial Times Top 50 Journals and been awarded major research grants jointly by the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and Chinese Academy of Social Science.

    An educator at heart, Mr Xiao has always maintained a passion for tertiary teaching. He has more than a decade of experience teaching business courses, including Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Finance, and Bachelor of Commerce programmes at leading universities.

    Mr Xiao obtained his Ph.D. in Finance from Monash University and graduated with honours (B.Com. Hons) from Monash Business School in 2008 as the highest-achieving student in his cohort. He has won multiple awards from Australian universities, including the Australian Postgraduate Awards granted by the Australian Federal Government.

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Speaker's Corner, 10F
Parkview Green, Tower D
No. 9, DongDaQiao Road, Chaoyang Dist.,
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Beijing, China

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