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Chinas Independent Think Tanks: A Comparative Perspective

Monday, February 4, 2013 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus Uris Hall, Room 326

The Weatherhead East Asian Institute (WEAI) presents a luncheon brown bag lecture featuring Wang Haiming, founder and secretary-general of China Finance 40 Forum, a leading think tank on finance and economics in China. Shang-Jin Wei, N T Wang Professor of Chinese Business and Economy and Director of the Chazen Institute of International Business will provide comments and moderate the discussion.

Lunch will be provided. Registration is required.

This event is cohosted by the Chazen Institute of International Business and Columbia's APEC Study Center.

Before founding China Finance 40 Forum, Mr. Wang was an accomplished journalist and commentator. From 2001 to 2008, Mr. Wang worked at 21st Century Business Herald, a leading Chinese economic news agency, first as a journalist covering economy and finance, then as a research fellow and the head of Editorial Committee. He is also the founder and executive vice director of Shanghai Finance Institute.

Mr. Wang also serves as the executive editor of China Finance Review and is the author of two books---Second Wave: the Second Revolution in Transitioning China and Transformations in 20 years. Mr. Wang graduated from Peking University with double degrees in political science and economics in 2000.