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China's Agricultural Trade: Issues and Prospects
Beijing, China
8 July 2007 - 9 July 2007
International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium

Acknowledgements: FANRPAN acknowledges International Agricultural Trade Reseach Consortium (IATRC) as the source of this document: www.iatrcweb.org


China is an emerging force as both an importer and exporter of agricultural products. The purpose of the Beijing 2007 Symposium is to explore economic, environmental, and policy factors that will likely drive China’s international agricultural trade in the coming years. The Symposium will provide insights into trends in China’s agricultural trade, based on the latest and most comprehensive economics research on the topic. Leading scholars will present their research results on China’s trade, and they will draw out the global implications for policy makers and participants in global agricultural trade.

Preliminary Agenda

Sunday July 8, 2007

8:00-8:30 Welcome and Introduction
8:30-10:30 Justin Lin, CCER, Peking University, “Priorities for Constructing a Harmonious Society in China”

Nicholas Lardy, Institute for International Economics, Washington DC “Chinas Consumption-Driven Growth Path”

Bert Hofman, Chief, Economics, World Bank, Beijing “Rebalancing of the Chinese Economy”
10:30-11:00 Tea Break
11:00-12:30 Yu Yongding, CASS and member of Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank “Is China’s Growth and Trade Performance Sustainable?”

Jianhuai Shi, CCER, Peking University “Are Currency Appreciations Contractionary in China?”
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-3:00 Fred Gale, Economics Research Service, USDA, Washington DC “A Tale of Two Commodities: China's Trade in Corn and Soybeans”

Guoqiang Cheng, DRC, State Council “China’s Agriculture within the World Trading System”
3:00-3:30 Tea Break
3:30-5:30 Contributed Paper Sessions (Including: A session with papers from Kevin Chen’s Small Farmers Adapting to Global Markets Project)
7:00 Banquet


Monday July 9, 2007

8:00-10:00 Scott Rozelle, Stanford University “Public Investment in Rural Development”

Funing Zhong, Nanjing Agricultural University, “Resource Mobility in Rural China”

Jikun Huang, Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, “Reform of Domestic Agricultural Policy”
10:00-10:30 Tea Break
10:30-12:30 Kym Anderson and Will Martin, World Bank, “Long Run Implications of WTO accession”

Donald McLaren, University of Melbourne, and Steve McCorriston, University of Exeter, “An Assessment of the Economic Effects of COFCO”

Fang Cai, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, “How Can Globalization Benefit Unskilled Workers?”
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-3:30 Han Jun, Development Research Center of the State Council, “China's Rural Land Policy”

Wang Jinxia, Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, “Water Issues and Agriculture”

Enjiang Cheng, Victoria University, Australia “Banking System Reform and Rural Finance”
3:30-4:00 Tea Break
4:00-6:00 Contributed Paper Sessions
6:00-7:00 Panel Discussion

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