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China Reality Check: Xi Jinping's Economic Reforms: Progress, Challenges, and Contradictions

May 22, 2015 • 10:30 am – 12:00 pm EDT


Barry Naughton
Sokwanlok Chair of Chinese International Affairs
School of Global Policy and Strategy
University of California, San Diego

with commentary from:

Tom Orlik
Chief Asia Economist

Moderated by:

Christopher K. Johnson
Senior Advisor and Freeman Chair
CSIS Freeman Chair in China Studies

2015 is slated to be "the year of implementation" for China's economic reforms. Although major fiscal reforms have clearly begun, state-owned enterprise (SOE) reforms are still idling. What are the prospects of further economic reforms in the near- to medium-term? Please join us for what promises to be a rich discussion featuring one of the world's leading experts on the Chinese economy, Barry Naughton, with commentary from Beijing-based economist for Bloomberg, Tom Orlik.