15/03/2013 - The OECD’s latest Economic Survey of China, to be published on Friday 22 March 2013, discusses the rapid expansion of the Chinese economy in recent years and its resilience to the turbulent international environment. The report assesses future growth prospects and proposes reforms that could improve functioning of the financial sector, boost innovation, make urbanization policy more inclusive and better protect the environment.
A series of media-related events involving OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will take place in Beijing surrounding the launch of the Survey:
- A press briefing for international media will take place at 11:00 am on 22 March at the Australian Embassy (21 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Sanlitun, Beijing). Information from this invitation-only event is under embargo until 15:00 p.m. in Beijing (08:00 a.m. Paris Time) on 22 March. To register, contact Angela Rendall (+8610 5140 4185, firstname.lastname@example.org).
- A press conference at 15 :00 p.m. on 22 March, with the Secretary-General of the OECD and Mr. YANG Weimin, the Vice Minister of the Office of the Central Leading Group on Financial and Economic Affairs of the CCP, at the InterContinental Hotel (Xi’an Ballroom, 11 Financial Street, Xi Cheng, Beijing). To register, please contact Li Taoya, International Department, State Information Center (+(8610) 6855 8310, email@example.com).
- A lunchtime discussion of the Chinese economy, starting at 12:30 p.m. on 26 March, co-hosted by the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC) and the American Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AmCham), at the EUCCC offices (Office C412, Beijing Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Road, Beijing). To register for the event, which is open to the press, contact Fernando Cutanda at the EUCCC (+8610 6462 2066 ext. 31, firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Survey will be available to journalists on the OECD's password-protected website at 08:00 a.m. Paris Time on 22 March for immediate release.
An overview with the main conclusions will be freely accessible in pdf format on the OECD’s web site at www.oecd.org/eco/surveys/china-2013.htm. You are invited to include this internet link in reports on the survey.
For further information, contact the OECD’s Media Division (+33 1 4524 9700, email@example.com).
Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of the OECD Economic Survey of China, by e-mail and under embargo, the day before release. The study will be sent by e-mail on request only. In asking to receive the Survey under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures. Requests to receive the Survey by e-mail under embargo or to obtain a password to access the website should be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.