May 2024
AIIB ASEAN ASEAN (R) ASEAN-ISIS Asia Big Tech CH: Hong Kong Country (R): Indonesia Country (R): Malaysia Country (R): Myanmar Country (R): Singapore Country: ASEAN Country: Australia Country: Cambodia Country: China Country: Germany Country: India Country: Indonesia Country: Japan Country: Laos Country: Malaysia Country: Myanmar Country: North Korea Country: Philippines Country: Qatar Country: Russia Country: Singapore Country: South Korea Country: Taiwan Country: Thailand Country: UK Country: United States Country: US Country: USA Country: Vietnam covid-19 DE: 5G DE: Data privacy DE: Data security DE: Facebook Digitalisation Elections: Indonesia 2019 Elections: Thailand 2019 ESG: Climate Change ESG: Diversity ESG: Energy ESG: Green Finance ESG: Green Growth ESG: Haze ESG: Human Rights ESG: Modern Slavery ESG: Peatland ESG: Riau ESG: Smallholders ESG: Sustainability ESG: Sustainable/Green Infrastructure European Union Event: SDSWR Events: AAF Fukushima Global Citizens Singapore Indonesia: Jokowi Institute: ERIA Institute: SIIA JP: Abenomics Leaders: Kim Jong Un Leaders: Lee Hsien Loong Megatrends: Populism MM: Aung San Suu Kyi MM: NLD MM: Rakhine State MY: Anwar Ibrahim MY: GE14 MY: Mahathir Mohamad MY: Najib Razak New Horizons New Zealand Nicholas Fang Oh Ei Sun Recovery Region: European Union Region: Latin America Region: Middle East Reports Security: South China Sea Security: Terrorism SG: Lee Kuan Yew SG: SG Secure SG: Smart Nation SG: Society Simon Tay Sustainable infrastructure Topic (R): Belt and Road Topic (R): Business Topic (R): Digitisation Topic (R): Economy Topic (R): Green Finance Topic (R): Haze Topic (R): Infrastructure Topic (R): Palm Oil Topic (R): Peatland Topic (R): Smallholders Topic (R): Sustainability Topic: Anti-Globalisation Topic: Belt and Road Topic: Business Topic: Coronavirus Topic: COVID-19 Topic: Deforestation Topic: Development Topic: Digital Economy Topic: Digitisation Topic: E-Commerce Topic: Economics Topic: Economy Topic: Elections Topic: Environment Topic: ESG Topic: Finance Topic: Global Citizens Topic: Globalisation Topic: Human Trafficking Topic: Indo-Pacific Topic: Infrastructure Topic: Investment Topic: Labour Topic: Nuclear Topic: Palm Oil Topic: Race Topic: Regional Integration Topic: Religion Topic: Security Topic: Singapore-Malaysia Relations Topic: Small States Topic: Trade Trade: AEC Trade: CPTPP Trade: FTA Trade: Multilateralism Trade: RCEP Trade: TPP Trade: War Trends (Digital): Cybersecurity UK: Brexit United States US: Obama US: Trump US: Trump WEF youth

Webinar | Getting Back in Business: China’s Recovery from COVID-19

03 Jun Webinar | Getting Back in Business: China’s Recovery from COVID-19


China has managed to bring its public health crisis under control since it became the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020. The country’s economy has taken a hit. It shrunk by 6.8% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2020 as a result of the outbreak, its first quarterly economic contraction since 1992. As China opens up, its economic engines appear to be gradually getting back up to speed. However, the road towards economic recovery might not be smooth. Signals such as deepening factory deflation and slowing consumer price gains suggest ongoing economic weakness, while unemployment figures are rising amid weak global and domestic demand. The People’s Bank of China has promised to implement greater policy support to offset the damage wrought by COVID-19, but appears reluctant to re-enact the level of stimulus that it provided during the global financial crisis. What can we expect from China’s economic recovery? How will this affect the economic outlook for ASEAN as the region manages the COVID-19 outbreak?

  • What do the current economic indicators coming out of China suggest about the path of the country’s economic recovery?
  • How effective have China’s current policies been at reviving the economy, and what can we expect in terms of future policy support measures from China’s central bank?
  • How will economic developments in China affect ASEAN’s road to recovery, as Southeast Asian economies gradually reopen?



  • Professor Bert HofmanDirector, East Asian Institute, NUS and Professor in Practice, Lee Kuan Yew School

Event Details:

Topic: Getting Back in Business: China’s Recovery from COVID-19
Date: Wednesday, 3rd June 2020
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm (Webinar broadcast opens at 11:55am; Webinar commences at 12:00pm.)

11:55am              Webinar broadcast opens
12:00pm             Introductory Remarks by Ms. Seraphim Cheong
12:05pm             Opening Remarks by Associate Prof. Simon Tay
12:10pm              Remarks by Prof. Bert Hofman on Getting Back in Business: China’s Recovery from COVID-19
12:30pm             Discussion and Q&A Session
12:55pm             Closing Remarks
1:00pm               Webinar Ends


This webinar is open to public. If you wish to express your interest in joining the talk, please kindly email us at