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China's rise from an agrarian rural economy to a global superpower in a matter of decades has been nothing if not remarkable. Amid the current seemingly ceaseless geopolitical tensions, acknowledgment of China's centrality in global trade has shifted conversations about decoupling to de-risking. For global business leaders and policymakers alike, making sense of China's unique hybrid economic system and seeking to understand its priorities and ambitions is perhaps more important than ever. Renowned economist and LSE Professor Keyu Jin strives to make sense of contemporary China in her new book, The New China Playbook: Beyond Socialism and Capitalism. In this session, we'll be in conversation about some of the themes in her book and in her scholarship more broadly, including the strengths and vulnerabilities of the Chinese system, what historical legacies continue to shape China's government and economy, and where China might go from here, especially the future of China's economy. Join us for what will be a lively and illuminating conversation.

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.


8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Registration, networking and breakfast
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Fireside chat conversation and Q&A
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Continued informal conversation and networking


  • Dr Keyu Jin (Professor of economics at London School of Economics and Political Science)

    Dr Keyu Jin

    Professor of economics at London School of Economics and Political Science

    Keyu Jin is a professor of economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science and a non-executive board member of the luxury conglomerate Richemont. She is an eminent advisor to the UNDP and has worked with the World Bank, the IMF, and the China Banking Regulatory Commission on fintech in the past. Jin was born and raised in Beijing, China, and attended high school and college in the United States. She holds a BA, MA, and PhD in economics from Harvard University, and resides in Beijing and London.

    Jin's new book, THE NEW CHINA PLAYBOOK: Beyond Socialism and Capitalism, is a revelatory, clear-eyed, and myth-busting exploration of China’s economy and how it grew to be one of the largest in the world.

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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 with top executives in the region and providing insights on economic and policy trends to support their business development in the Chinese market.

    Mr Xiao was previously a PhD Supervisor and Deputy Director of the Impact Finance Hub at Deakin Business School before joining EICN. His research mainly focused on the fields of corporate social responsibility, corporate governance, and economic and financial policy analysis related to the Chinese market. He has authored multiple publications in Financial Times Top 50 Journals and been awarded major research grants jointly by the Australia Academy of Social Sciences and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He also has more than a decade of experience teaching business courses including in Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Finance, and Bachelor of Commerce programmes at leading universities.

    Mr Xiao has a Ph.D. in Finance and B.Com. (Hons) in Accounting and Finance from Monash University.

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Hotel Eclat Beijing

Speaker's Corner, 10F
Parkview Green, Tower D
No. 9, DongDaQiao Road, Chaoyang Dist.,
朝阳区东大桥路9号,怡亨酒店,侨福芳草地,10层D座, 侨福讲堂
T: (86)10 8561 2888

Beijing, China

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