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Beyond the Trade War: China’s Slowdown and Domestic Challenges

24 Sep Beyond the Trade War: China’s Slowdown and Domestic Challenges

China’s economy is slowing. While the slowdown has been influenced by the trade war, there are other drivers at work – including modest consumer spending and industrial productivity, as well as efforts to rein in debt. Currently, China’s full-year growth forecast stands at 6% to 6.5%, the lowest on record. Beijing has introduced some business-friendly measures such as a tax cut and relaxation of restrictions on foreign shareholding in the financial sector. But there are still questions about the direction the Chinese economy is heading, Beijing’s policy directions, and the impact of the slowdown on the rest of the world.

  • How should investors view current developments in the Chinese market?
  • What are the key international and domestic factors influencing China’s economy?
  • What are the implications for Chinese politics and policy making?



Mr. Jimmy Koh, Managing Director, Group Wholesale Banking/ Sector Solutions Group, Business Insights and Analytics, United Overseas Bank (UOB)
Dr. Chen Gang, Assistant Director (Policy Research) and Senior Research Fellow, East Asian Institute, NUS

Event Details

Topic: Beyond the Trade War: China’s Slowdown and Domestic Challenges
Date: Tuesday, 24 September 2019
 5:30pm – 7:00pm (Registration begins at 5:30pm; talk commences at 6:00pm.)
Venue: Singapore Institute of International Affairs
60A Orchard Road (Level 4M) Tower 1,
The Atrium @ Orchard, International Involvement Hub,
Singapore 238890
Dress Code: Office Attire

5:30pm     Registration
6:00pm     Opening Remarks
6:05pm     Remarks by Panellists on Beyond the Trade War: China’s Slowdown and Domestic Challenges
6:30pm     Discussion and Q&A Session
6:55pm     Closing Remarks
7:00pm     Programme Ends

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