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China: towards an innovative society – the risks, the opportunities [WP831]

China: towards an innovative society – the risks, the opportunities [WP831]
Monday 13 - Friday 17 November, 2006
Wiston House

Wilton Park
Wiston House, Steyning
West Sussex
BN44 3DZ
+44 (0) 1903 815 020

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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?


Robin Hart: Programme Director

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Robin Hart: Programme manager