Deep Dive Series 2023: "China's Economic Slowdown - How Serious for China and the rest of the World?"

8:30-10:00 am, Monday, September 11, 2023
(The speech and Q & A will be in English.)
Albert Park:
Chief Economist and Director General
of the Economic Research and Development Impact Department,
Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Lyric Hughes Hale:
Director of Research at Hale Strategic and
Editor-in-Chief, EconVue based in Chicago

Jesper Koll:
Global Ambassador & Expert Director, Monex Group Japan Catalyst Fund

Is China's economic slowdown as serious as many commentators outside of the country suggest it is, and are the problems in the Chinese property and financial sectors of a systemic nature? What does the slowing pace of China's exports and imports portend for Japan and the rest of Asia, and also for the wider world? In short, is the world's second largest economy (after the US) and principal economic dynamo set to enter a secular decline and stagflation.

These are critical questions as the world grapples with a host of other economic, political and geo-strategic problems that threaten to derail global growth and put the world on a path toward possible recession or even open conflict. Deep Dive has invited three prominent China experts to analyse and debate the true nature of China's slowdown and what Japan can do to limit the inevitable spillover effects from the changing situation. Do not miss the chance to hear what they have to say.

ALBERT PARK: who assumed the role of chief economist at the Manila-based ADB in December 2021, will address the FCCJ on these issues. He is a well-known expert on China's economy and has directed several large-scale research projects in the country. Park has more than two decades of experience as a development economist, having worked on a broad range of issues including poverty and inequality, intergenerational mobility, microfinance, migration and labor markets, the future of work, and foreign investment.
LYRIC HUGHES HALE is Director of Research at Hale Strategic in Chicago. Her work focuses primarily on China and Asia, with a special emphasis on economics, science and technology and the media. She also serves as Editor- in-Chief of Econvue, which publishes the Hale China Report. She hosts The Hale Report, a podcast series on global economics. In 1998,she founded China Online, a groundbreaking publication which provided China business news in English on the web. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Association for Asian Studies, American Economic Association, Australian-American Leadership Dialogue, and the Bretton Woods Committee.

JESPER KOLL  worked from 1985 as a research fellow at the University of Tokyo and the University of Kyoto before building his career in finance. He served as a Managing Director and Chief Economist for major US investment banks, JP Morgan Japan Securities and Merrill Lynch Japan Securities. He is an Expert Director at Japan-based Monex Group, an Investment Committee member of the Japan Catalyst Fund, and serves on the Board of Directors of OIST the Okinawa Institute for Science and Technology.

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