Chief Economist, European Commission, DG GROW
Senior Researcher, ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research
Associate researcher, Jacques Delors Institute
Head, Bank of Finland Institute for Emerging Economies (BOFIT)
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Chief Adviser to the Governor, Central Bank of Hungary
Check-in and coffee10:30-11:00
Factors behind China’s structural slowdown and the role of innovation11:15-12:45
Is China moving towards international economic dominance?13:30-14:45
- György Szapáry, Chief Adviser to the Governor, Central Bank of Hungary
China’s economy stands at a crossroads. On the one hand, the country is faced with enormous challenges, ranging from a ballooning local government debt, population aging, reduced access to critical technologies, to adverse effects from Covid-19. At the same time, the central government is committed to enhance China’s competitiveness by investing heavily in its STI capacity. Will this be enough to prevent its economy from being trapped in long-term stagnation?
On the international front, China has been strengthening its position substantially by lending to emerging economies, and by setting up the infrastructure for the gradual internationalisation of the Renminbi. Its position in trade and investment networks has become more central. But can China’s growing international influence counteract global geoeconomic fragmentation?
We aimed to shed light on these questions by sharing with you the results of our most recent research on China’s future domestic and international status, conducted under the umbrella of a three-year research project on China, project China Horizons - Dealing with a resurgent China (DWARC)*.
This is an output of China Horizons, Bruegel's contribution in the project Dealing with a resurgent China (DWARC). This project has received funding from the European Union’s HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions under grant agreement No. 101061700.