This conference discussed the following points:
- What are they key economic, social, environmental and political consequences of China’s rapid growth?
- To what extent are developments such as rising gaps in regional and personal income, rapid urbanisation, increased corruption, demographic changes and energy shortages likely to hamper further economic progress?
- Is innovation the answer to the challenges faced by China?
- How to manage inequality and create a harmonious society in which growth and stability are balanced?
- How can the government and Communist Party best adapt to a rapidly changing society?
- What role for non-state actors?
- Can China successfully transform itself into a 21st century knowledge –based economy?
- What prospects for innovation in public services?