In 2013, China’s bilateral co-operation reached USD 2.8 billion, compared to USD 2.6 billion in 2012 (OECD estimates). Including developmental funds channelled through multilateral organisations, the OECD estimates that China’s total concessional finance for development reached USD 3.0 billion in 2013.
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Many policy initiatives have been implemented in China, in recognition of the key role quality plays in strengthening health care systems.
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, was in Beijing, from 8 to 11 November 2014 to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation CEO Summit.
The OECD/Korea Policy Centre fosters the exchange of technical information and policy experiences relating to the Asia Pacific region in areas such as health statistics, pension reforms and social policy and expenditure.
Beijing, 24 October 2014 - China presented guidelines intended to provide a roadmap for the responsible business conduct of Chinese companies operating overseas. In addition, China and the OECD signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote the implementation by Chinese companies of responsible business conduct in global mineral supply chains.
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will be in Beijing, from 20 to 22 October 2014 to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Finance Ministers Meetings.
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During the global economic crisis, China’s unemployment rate (in urban areas) remained almost unchanged despite the slowdown in the real economy. The unemployment rate peaked at 4.3% in 2009, only 0.3 percentage points above the pre-crisis level, while the real GDP growth rate fell from 14.2% in 2007 to 9.2% in 2009.
A moderate expansion is underway in most major advanced and emerging economies, but growth remains weak in the euro area, which runs the risk of prolonged stagnation if further steps are not taken to boost demand, according to the OECD’s latest Interim Economic Assessment.
Country-specific findings for the 2014 edition of the OECD Employment Outlook
The OECD and China have announced that they will expand their cooperation in PISA, following the successful implementation of PISA 2009 and 2012 in Shanghai.