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In this week's newsletter we focus on Two Sessions, newly released government work report data now accessible on an innovative platform, and Thursday's event featuring Toshiya Tsugami.
It's that time of year again: Two Sessions! The budgets are announced. The premier describes the work of the government. Xinhua posts pictures of tea servers and delegates. Interesting commentary on the outcomes will emerge with time, but, for now and as we always say, read the documents.
For the first time, The
Annual Government Work Report (政府工作报告; zhèng fǔ gōng zuò bào gào) has been presented utilizing QR codes. Users can scan the QR code linked below with their WeChat app to view newly released government work report data in an interesting platform.
this Thursday at 5:30pm at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (first floor conference room) for a lecture and discussion (in Chinese, of course) about the current state of the Chinese economy.
The IMF and BIS have issued warnings about China's rapidly increasing debt levels. How the Chinese leadership addresses this and other economic challenges will have ramifications not only in China but also for the global economy. What can China learn from Japan's experience? Can a hard landing be avoided? Mr. Toshiya Tsugami, a well-known Japanese expert on the Chinese economy, will offer his views on the economy and what we can learn from Japan's own economic history.
Toshiya Tsugami heads the
Tsugami Workshop, a consulting company concentrating on the Chinese economy. He is a frequent commentator on Japanese television and writes extensively for Japanese news media. He previously served as economic counselor at the Japanese embassy in China and as director of the Northeast Asia Division of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry's Trade Policy Bureau. He graduated from the University of Tokyo. His works include Chugoku no taito: Nihon wa nani o subeki ka (China's Rise: What Should Japan Do?), awarded the Suntory Prize for Social Sciences and Humanities, and the recent Chugoku taito no shuen (The End of China's Rise).
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