Beijing: 2 November 2012: held the 2012 FTChinese Annual Forum at the Sofitel Wanda hotel inBeijing today, gathering 350 delegates, including world class economists, policy-makers, influential entrepreneurs and media pioneers.

Launched in 2008, FTChinese Annual Forum, the Financial Times’ flagship conference in mainlandChina, has been recognized as an excellent platform for sharing professional insights and international views. With this year’s theme of “Present and Prospects: Decision-making in Transformation”, the one-day forum analyzed current economic dilemmas and forecasted global trends.

Justin Yifu Lin, former Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank, delivered a keynote speech on “Great Global Recession, Beyond Keynesianism, and New Normal”.

Tracy Zhang, President of, said in her welcome remarks that “ is delighted to host our annual forum inBeijingagain after four years and to offer a platform for the delegates to review the state of the global economy in 2012 and to discuss prospects for the coming year.”

Panel moderators included, Demetri Sevastopulo, Asia News Editor of the Financial Times, Shengjun Liu, Executive Director, CEIBS Lujiazui International Finance Research, Yan Kang, Partner and Vice President of the Roland Berger Strategy Consultants Greater China, Huiyao Wang, Director of Center for the Research Institute of China & Globalization and Danei Xu, Columnist of, who led discussions on the world economy, economic growth, the manufacturing industry, the expansion of Chinese enterprises and social media respectively.

Other distinguished speakers included:

  • Duck-Koo Chung, former Minister of Strategy and Finance,RepublicofKorea
  • Jun Feng, Founder & Chairman, Aigo
  • Isabel Hilton, Editor, Chinadialogue
  • Wensheng Peng, Chief Economist, CICC
  • Benhua Wei, former Deputy Administrator, SAFE, PRC
  • Sebastian Wood, Ambassadors of theUnited KingdomtoChina
  • Yongding Yu, Research Fellow,InstituteofWorldEconomy & Politics, CASS
  • Weiying Zhang, Professor, GuanghuaSchoolofManagement,PekingUniversity
  • Yaqin Zhang, Global Vice President, Microsoft

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