When the London School of Economics China Development Society (CDS) came to us to explain their China Development Forum 2013 – China in Transition – and to ask for some guidance, we said "yes".
Founded in 2002, CDS’s mission is to promote understanding of China’s economic growth, political transitions as well as social changes. It is the society in LSE which organises regular events and offers comprehensive, in-depth analysis of China’s multi-faceted, ongoing transformation.
In 2009, CDS launched its first China Development Forum which was the first London-based student-run forum on China. It has since enjoyed phenomenal growth in terms of reputation and audience. The event brings together world-known economists, academics, politicians and professionals to comments on current affairs, analyse government policies and forecast the economic development in China. Previous speakers include Sarah Cook, Director of the UN Research Institute for Social Development, Jonathan Woetzel, Director in McKinsey & Company’s Greater China Office and Weiying Zhang, Professor of Economics and director of the Centre for Market and Network Economy of Peking University.
The China Development Forum 2013 will take place in New Academic Building, LSE, London on 26 January. It will focus on China’s development in the context of important changes in the Chinese political landscape after the once- in- a- decade power transfer in the 18th National Congress which took place in November 2012. It will discuss topics such as how the new leadership will address challenges confronting China, including rising social pressures; international diplomatic conflict; and escalating geopolitical tension. Visit the website http://www.lsecds.org/forum/cdf2013/ for more information and to book your place.