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Jean-Francois Di Meglio

President, Asia Centre in Paris

An alumni of the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris) and Beijing University, Jean-François Di Meglio has over 25 years of experience with a major French financial institution, mostly abroad and especially in Asia. Most recently he headed the energy and commodities program in China for BNP Paribas. Jean-François Di Meglio joined Asia Centre in May 2008 and became its president in 2009. He also teaches at SciencesPo Paris and Dauphine University.

Jean-François Di Meglio's publications include"China and the global Financial crisis : a comparison with Europe", Routledge, 2012, co-edited with Pr Jean-Pierre Cabestan, "China's energy sécurity : a multidimensionnel approach" co-edited with Dr Giulio Romano (Routledge, 2016). He is chief editor of Asia Trends, the half-yearly review by Asia Centre and will publish "La diplomatie de jade" at François Bourin, Paris, in 2019.

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China’s medium term outlook: Will innovation save China from becoming old before it becomes rich?

What can China do to stop the deceleration of its economy. Is innovation the solution?

Speakers: Jean-Francois Di Meglio, Alicia García-Herrero and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: Digital economy and innovation, Global economy and trade