China Update 2020: China, COVID-19 and the prospects for global recovery

Presented by ANU College of Asia & the Pacific

The year 2020 has seen human societies hit heavily by the COVID-19 pandemic. As nations around the world have experienced grave loss of human life and lockdown measures have knocked economies off from their normal growth trajectories, we are in this once-in-a-century economic and public health crisis together. Even as the pandemic continues to unfold, all signs point to China as being the first major economy to have emerged out of the crisis. But many questions remain.

Has the Chinese economy emerged relatively unscathed? Can China contribute to global economic recovery, given its pre-pandemic contribution to global growth of around 30 per cent? What are the long-term prospects for its economy? And will the pandemic alter the dynamics between the Chinese economy and the world?

To answer these questions the China Update 2020, hosted by the China Economy Program, will gather two expert panels across two online sessions between 5-7pm (AEST) on the 3rd and 4th December 2020.

Session One: CAN CHINA LEAD THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC RECOVERY FROM THE COVID PANDEMIC?

Session Two: CHINA’S CHALLENGES IN MOVING TOWARDS A HIGH-INCOME ECONOMY

This event is the 20th anniversary of the China Update series, Australia’s premier forum for the latest in-depth discussion and analysis of the Chinese economy each year. The China Update 2020 book will be launched after the event, and all China Update volumes are available for free download from the ANU Press link here.

Each session is limited to 500 participants and registration is essential.