EICN Beijing – Understanding the new China playbook

China’s rise from an agrarian rural economy to a global superpower in a matter of decades has been nothing if not remarkable. Amid the current seemingly ceaseless geopolitical tensions, acknowledgment of China’s centrality in global trade has shifted conversations about decoupling to de-risking. For global business leaders and policymakers alike, making sense of China’s unique hybrid economic system and seeking to understand its priorities and ambitions is perhaps more important than ever.

Renowned economist and LSE Professor Keyu Jin strives to make sense of contemporary China in her new book, The New China Playbook: Beyond Socialism and Capitalism. In this session, we’ll be in conversation about some of the themes in her book and in her scholarship more broadly, including the strengths and vulnerabilities of the Chinese system, what historical legacies continue to shape China’s government and economy, and where China might go from here, especially the future of China’s economy. Join us for what will be a lively and illuminating conversation.


Dr Keyu Jin

Professor of Economics of London School of Economics and Political Science

Dr Robert Xiao

Director, Beijing of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network


08:00 – 08:30 Registration, networking and breakfast

08:30 – 09:30 Fireside chat conversation and Q&A

09:30 – 10:00 Friendly conversation and networking

Event details


Hotel Eclat Beijing
Speaker’s Corner, 10F
Parkview Green, Tower D
No. 9, DongDaQiao Road,
Chaoyang Dist.,
侨福芳草地,10层D座, 侨福讲堂
Beijing, China

Meeting room details will be shared upon successfull registration


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