31/08/2005 - The OECD will shortly publish two new reports on aspects of China’s economy and on public and private governance in China, as part of a series of studies conducted by the OECD in co-operation with the Chinese government under a programme launched in 1995.
China in the Global Economy: Governance in China, to be published on 7 September 2005, reviews the state of governance in China’s public and private sectors and makes a number of recommendations for reform. Although China is not a member of the OECD, it participates in the work of some OECD committees and both OECD countries and China have a shared interest in helping China to develop its economy in a stable manner. OECD Secretary-General Donald J. Johnston will host a press briefing with some of the authors of the report at OECD headquarters in Paris at 11.00 a.m. on Wednesday 7 September 2005.
On 16 September 2005, the OECD will publish its first ever Economic Survey of China, covering the macroeconomic outlook for the Chinese economy and analyzing some of the structural issues that need to be addressed. Mr. Johnston, accompanied by the Head of country studies at the OECD, Val Koromzay, and a senior official of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), will present the report at a press conference at 3.00 p.m. Beijing time on Friday 16 September 2005 at the offices of the NDRC, 38 Yuetan Nanjie, Beijing 100824.
The reports will be available to journalists on the OECD’s password-protected website at 11.00 a.m. Paris time on the day of publication.
For further information or to request an advance text under embargo and/or to register for the briefings, journalists are invited to contact the OECD’s Media Relations Division (tel. 33 1 4524 9700).