Foreign Direct Investment in China
Ken Davies is a Principal Administrator in the Directorate of Financial, Fiscal and Enterprise Affairs of the Organization for Economic Co‑operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. After graduating in Chinese Studies in Leeds in the turbulent 1960s, he obtained an economics degree from London University in the stagflationary 1970s and then lectured in Brighton for some years. He was previously Chief China Economist for the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in London and Chief Economist for Asia and Bureau Chief of the EIU in Hong Kong. While at the EIU, he wrote, edited and published numerous country studies, ranging from quarterly country reports, country forecasts and country risk reports on a wide range of Asian countries to book‑length studies such as Hong Kong to 1994: A Question of Confidence and Hong Kong After 1997. He is currently working on a study of China’s foreign direct investment (FDI) policy framework that will be published by the OECD in 2003 and is closely involved in the OECD’s program of co‑operation with China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), formerly known as the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Co‑operation (MOFTEC), in developing FDI policy.
Neil Howe will comment on how FDI in China is connected to major current policy issues (China's economic boom, the threat of trade wars, U.S. security) and what it may imply for China's long‑term development and aging challenge. Neil Howe is a senior associate at CSIS where he works with the Global Aging Initiative.