Mr. Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General, was in Beijing from 21 to 24 March 2014 to deliver a speech at the China Development Forum and to hold meetings with several Chinese officials.
This workshop, organised jointly by the Agricultural Trade Promotion Center of the Ministry of Agriculture (ATPC) of China and the OECD, will discuss the key policy issue of how to ensure that productivity growth in agriculture globally and, in particular, in China is sufficient to meet growing demand and that it is done sustainably.
The OECD Secretary-General, alongside FAO Director General, was in Beijing on 5th and 6th June 2013 to present the “OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2013-2022”, at the Opening Ceremony of the 2013 World Agriculture Outlook Conference, held for the first time in China. Mr. Gurría also attended the 4th Global Forum of Leaders for Agriculture Science and Technology.
The Secretary-General, Mr. Angel Gurría, was in Beijing to attend the China Development Forum, to present the third OECD economic survey of China and to hold bilateral meetings with key representatives of China's authorities, business and academic world.
During his visit China, Angel Gurría attended the Global Value Chains in the 21st Century conference, organised jointly by the OECD, UNCTAD, and the WTO in partnership with China's Ministry of Commerce. The Secretary-General also met with several high level representatives of the Chinese government and business.
The discussion in the meeting provided some insights into China’s growth model and need to improve competitiveness, particularly in view of the global economic slowdown.
How can government policies move towards increasing agricultural innovation and improving productivity? This OECD conference shared case studies and ideas from Europe, China, United States, India, Africa, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand.
The roundtable will focus on three policy issues of common interest to China and OECD countries: governance of national innovation systems, management of public research, and demand-side policies for innovation.
China has officially declared its intention to join the International Transport Forum.
During his official visit to the People's Republic of China, Angel Gurría met with government representatives and participated in the 2011 China Development Forum.