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Prospects for Reform under Xi Jinping: Let’s Look at China’s Fiscal Architecture

  • 2015-11-04
  • Hsiao

Speech Title: Prospects for Reform under Xi Jinping: Let’s Look at China’s Fiscal Architecture

When: Monday, 9 November, 2015
Time: 12:30 - 13:30
Where: 270113 classroom, General Building of Colleges(綜院), NCCU campus
Speaker: Prof. Christine Wong, Director, Contemporary Chinese Studies
Speaker’s info: (See attached for more details)

In addition to a distinguished academic career at the University of Oxford, the University of Washington, UC- Santa Cruz, UC- Berkeley, etc, Prof. Wong has worked extensively with the World Bank, the OECD, the Asian Development Bank, as well the IMF, UNDP, UNICEF, and the UK Department for International Development. She is a member of the OECD Advisory Panel on Budgeting and Public Expenditures.
Prof. Wong is a leading authority on China's public finance. Her work on public finance, central-local relations and their implications for governance, economic development and welfare in China are widely cited. 

Speech Abstract:
Under Xi Jinping, China has embarked on an ambitious, comprehensive round of fiscal reform that aims to fundamentally reshape the system of public finance, to lay the foundation for the modern system of governance called for by the Third Plenum Decisions.  Under the stewardship of Lou Jiwei, the exceptionally able and plain-speaking Finance Minister, a series of far-reaching measures have been issued by the State Council to provide the legal and regulatory basis for the changes.  This presentation assesses the outlook for the reform program by reviewing the fiscal architecture to show the fault lines in the fiscal and intergovernmental system, and the difficulties the government will face in pushing through key measures for improving public financial management, and, by extension, the whole program of comprehensive governance reform.            
                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Speech registration link:
 http://moltke.cc.nccu.edu.tw/Registration/registration.do?action=conferenceInfo&conferenceID=X10448
*Since lunch boxes will be available in limited quantities at the site, first come, first serve.