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FTChinese.com hosts fifth FTChinese Annual Forum in Beijing

Beijing: FTChinese.com 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 FTChinese.com, said in her welcome remarks that “FTChinese.com 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 FTChinese.com, 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

For more information on the 2012 FTChinese Annual Forum, please visit http://www.ftchinese.com/af2012.

To watch recorded conference sessions and access photos of the event, please visit http://finance.qq.com/zt2012/FT/index.htm or http://finance.ifeng.com/news/special/ftlt2012/index.shtml (In Chinese language only)

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For further information, please contact:

Asia:
Azmar Sukandar
Head of Communications,AsiaPacific
T: +852 2905 5519
E: azmar.sukandar@ft.com

Kai Cui
Marketing Executive,Conference&Events,China
T: +8610 8587 7579
M: +86135 8188 3615
E: kai.cui@ftchinese.com

UK/EMEA:
Kristina Eriksson
Head of Communications, EMEA
T: +44 20 7873 4961
E: kristina.eriksson@ft.com

US:
Ryann Gastwirth
Communications Manager, theAmericas
T: +1 917 551 5093
E: ryann.gastwirth@ft.com

About the Financial Times:

The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations, is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of more than 600,000 (Deloitte assured, Q3 2012) and a combined print and online average daily readership of 2.1 million people worldwide (PwC assured, May 2012). FT.com has more than 5 million registered users and over 312,000 paying digital subscribers. The newspaper has a global print circulation of 287,895 (ABCs, September 2012).

About FTChinese.com:

FTChinese.com, the only Chinese online publication of the Financial Times, is positioned as a leading business and financial website, providing vital news, in-depth analysis, and thought-provoking comments toChina’s top businesspeople and decision-makers on every business day. FTChinese.com gives its readers unrivalled global perspectives combined with outstanding local expertise. The Financial Times’ international team of journalists and unrivalled access to senior corporate executives and politicians both inChinaand around the world, make it a must read forChina’s business leaders. FTChinese.com has over 1.8 million registered users.

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