The University of International Business and Economics hosted a forum on China’s economic growth themed “prospects and challenges” on March 22.
UIBE Party chief Jiang Qingzhe extended his warm welcome to participants from dozens of universities from home and abroad and introduced UIBE’s latest developments in his speech at the opening ceremony of the event.
Yifu Lin, an economist with Peking University, attributed China’s robust economic growth to its learning from developed countries’ technology and experience, adding that investment in urban infrastructure will further drive China’s growth in the foreseeable future.
Further to that, Jess Benhabib, a professor of trade at New York University, said China is good at opening foreign markets for made-in-China products through international trade. While Mark Spiegel, deputy chief of the Federal Reserve’s branch in San Francisco, pointed out that China carefully should watch over its financial risks and carefully carry out prudent macro-economic policies.
The forum is part of the 2018 Opening-up Macro Economy Beijing Seminar, a series which the UIBE attaches great importance to in its pursuit of becoming a world-class university with first-class disciplines. (Li Yang)