For three decades China has grown miraculously, lifting millions out of poverty and elevating parts of the country to standards comparable with the world’s most advanced nations. However, as China’s economy slows, and as underlying structural issues continue to surface, observers both within and outside China increasingly question the so-called ‘China Model’.
The 2016 Forum, themed 'Navigating Complexity', strived to bring to the audience new insights to a number of complex, topical issues surrounding China's development and to promote debates. Our keynote speakers touched on the situations in Taiwan and Hong Kong, the anti-corruption campaign, the slowing down of the Chinese economy, and the outlook for Sino-British trade relations, among other themes. It explored some of the initiatives China has undertaken, including the establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, whilst considering contentious issues such as ‘One Country Two Systems’ in Hong Kong.