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Economic Summit

1、Global Economy: Coping with the Risk of Long-Term Recession

The impact of international financial crisis is still lingering and even deepening, which might indicate a longer and bumpy global recovery. How should economies prevent crisis from spreading among various regions and sectors? How do developed economies achieve a long-term fiscal balance and reshape its internal impetus for economic growth? If developed economies remain stuck in sluggish growth, could emerging economies enjoy spectacular growth alone for any longer?

2、The European Economy in the Mist

The debt crisis is still haunting the Eurozone. How effective could European financial firewall be? How do Eurozone countries reach a consensus in face of divided opinions on the direction of EU's economy and monetary reform? Will the EU adopt a fiscal union to cope with the crisis?

3、Retrospect on the Opening of the 12th Five-Year Plan

The year of 2011 marks the beginning of the Twelfth Five-Year Plan. What have been achieved in areas like macro-economic control, structural adjustment and safeguarding people's livelihood in 2011? Which areas still face stark challenges? Can China achieve the targets of the Twelfth Five-Year Plan under volatile conditions of international and domestic economy? What measures should be taken to ensure achieving all goals of the Plan?

4、Macro Policy Innovation for Stronger Growth

In the past three years, the stimulus packages of some major economies are running out of steam. They become less and less effective and even result in new distortions or risks. How many "bullets" do these economies still have in stock against weakening global economy and rising uncertainties? How could economies formulate new macro polices or measures to resist potential risks?

5、 Encouraging a Multi-Level Financial Market

The year of 2011 witnesses successive emergences of many thorny problems, such as financial disintermediation, severe financial constraints of SMEs' and risky informal finance. How do China balance financial markets at various levels, and ease its over-reliance on credit markets in the future? How to strengthen risk assessment and supervision of financial innovation so as to provide better service for real economy? How to improve the infrastructure of financial market, including credit rating system and information disclosure mechanism?

6、Development and Opening-up of the Service Industry

China's service industry and service trade lag far behind other sectors, which is a prominent sign for China's structural imbalance. What are the key factors hindering the development of service industry in China? How to improve high-end services such as finance, logistics, education and health care? How to encourage opening-up and cooperation of service industry?

7、Maintaining and Improving the Competitiveness of Manufacturing Industry

In recent years, China's labor market experiences a sharp reversal in labor supply and demand, which is evidenced by rapid increase of wage cost. Under such circumstances, for how much longer can China maintain its role as the World's Factory? How to cultivate new competitiveness is a rising question for manufacturing industry.

8、New Media and Cultural and Creative Industries

Cultural industry is increasingly significant for a country to inherit civilization and value and boost economic development. What institutional reforms are essential to promote cultural prosperity as well as cultural and creative industries? What opportunities and challenges cultural and creative industries can get from the rise of new media? How to strike a balance between localization and internationalization in this field?

9、Dilemma and Solutions for the Property Market

With increasing regulatory pressure on China's real estate market, will the year 2012 witness its turning point? If the real estate market slumped in 2012, would Chinese economy suffer a hard landing? To what extent can the affordable housing projects help to cushion the blow from stricter real estate regulation to China's macro-economy?

10、Short- and Medium-Term Prospects for the International Energy Market

How does the unpredicted geopolitics in the Middle East and Central Asia impact global energy market in a short- and medium-term? Will it further push down the already fragile global economy? To what extent will the new energy industry help to mitigate risks arising from geopolitics crisis?

11、New Technological Developments and Green Growth

In the next decade, in which fields will new technologies hold the greatest potential of becoming the new engines for global economic growth? To what extent will them forge ahead green growth? What supportive policies should be adopted to fully explore the economic and social gains of technical revolution?

12、Dialogue With Urban Leaders: China's Urbanization and Structural Adjustment

More than half of Chinese population are now living in cities. How will urbanization development impact China's economic growth and restructuring? How does China bid farewell to extensive growth via urban planning and policy innovation, so as to develop urban economy and society in a more sustainable and equitable manner?

13、 Social Welfare and Sustainable Economic Growth

Excessive provision of social welfare is not sustainable in essence, and brings about a series of challenges for economic and social development. What is the future of international social welfare reform? How to guarantee fiscal sustainability of social welfare system while providing necessary welfare service for citizens? How to make increasingly improved welfare service compatible with economic growth?

14、Healthcare Reform and Industry Development

Future economic growth will rely more heavily on continuously improving human capital, including health and education. How to reform the healthcare system to satisfy people's increasing requirements for health and human capital? What are the keys for healthcare reform in China and other economies? How does the development of healthcare industry influence people's health?

15、International Comparison of China Economic and Social Development

From the perspective of international comparison, what experience and lessons can we learn from China's development over the past three decades, and what can China learn from the world? Will China fall into the so-called Middle Income Trap? What should be the priority for China to avoid such trap?

16、Entrepreneur Dialogue: Enterprise Strategies and Cooperation in Crisis

Globalized model of resource allocation brings about both convenience for production, trade and R&D, and numerous systematic risks. How should Chinese and foreign enterprises adjust their development strategies in the face of global uncertainties? How can they make full use of their comparative advantages to benefit from globalization while minimizing potential risks? How to strengthen business cooperation both horizontally and vertically?

Forum

1、China's Goal: Maintaining Growth, Curbing Inflation, and Adjusting Structure

What is the direction for China's economy in 2012? What significant risks should it be aware of? How to strike a balance among maintaining growth, curbing inflation, and adjusting structure?

2、Improving the Macro-control and Deepening the Fiscal Reform

How to utilize fiscal policies to promote economic growth and maintain a stable fiscal system while China's economic growth is slowing down? What major changes will take place regarding the focus and priority of China's fiscal policies? How will these changes impact China's practice of macro-control and restructuring?

3、Pursuing Internally and externally balanced Growth

What measures should be taken to expand domestic consumption and stabilize domestic investment? How does China cope with challenges from changing global trade pattern in the Post-Doha era? What new initiatives is China taking to promote multilateral and bilateral economic and trade cooperation?

4、Promoting Technological Innovation for New Sources of Growth

In a new round of technological revolution, how will developing and developed countries get involved in global competition? How will they carry out international cooperation for technological innovation? What experience and lessons can we learn from various countries' efforts of promoting scientific and technological innovation?

5、Industry Upgrading, Indigenous Innovation and Intellectual Property Protection

Indigenous innovation is not only the inherent requirement of China's industrial upgrading but also China's contribution to global technical progress as a large developing country. It is impossible to achieve indigenous innovation behind closed doors. How to boost technical progress through international cooperation? How to give stronger impetus to indigenous innovation by improving intellectual property rights protection?

6、The Green Growth Road

China is still a middle-income country. How to achieve its ambitious goal of energy conservation and emission reduction while maintaining economic growth and enhancing people's living standards? How to make green industry a vital engine for economy growth? What international experience can be drawn upon? How to strengthen international cooperation in this field?

7、To Deepen Regional Cooperation, Promote Coordinated Development

China's regional economic development pattern is undergoing profound changes. How does the economic restructuring in East China impact on regional balance? How to foster new growth poles in western and central areas? How to intensify economic coordination and cooperation among various regions?

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