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Professor Yining Li Spoke on Chinese Economy (USA)

Invited by USCEA, Professor Yining Li, one of the most prominent economists in China, Vice Chairman of Finance & Economic Committee of Chinese National People's Congress, Vice Chairman of Advisory Committee of Chinese Tenth Five-Year National Economic & Social Development Plan, Chair of Chinese Security Law Drafting Group, Dean of Guanghua School of Management of Peking University, visited United States in early August, 2001, and delivered keynote speeches on Chinese economy in the next five years at Columbia University and MIT, respectively.

Professor Li's seminars attracted about 400 audiences in Greater New York area and more than 300 attendees in Greater Boston area. His speeches focused on six hot issues faced by Chinese economy today: (1) market mechanism of Chinese economy; (2) mergers and acquisitions of stated owned companies; (3) agriculture industry; (4) development of western area of China; (5) growth of private sector; and (6) strategies on China's entry into WTO. His speeches gave the audiences a comprehensive and convincing view on the Chinese economy in the next five years from the perspective of a most influential scholar and lawmaker in China. His seminars were warmly welcomed and frequently interrupted by audiences' applaud.

During his staying in United States, Professor Li also gave talks at Yale University and Wharton School of Pennsylvania University. He also visited New York Stock Exchanges, a famous energy and environment high tech company Author D Little, Inc., and met with financial analysts from Wall Street Analyst Association and financial banks, financial investors, business leaders, and university professors. Shaofang Qiu, Acting Consul General of Consulate General of P.R. China in New York and Huimin Zhao, Deputy Consul General hosted a dinner for Professor and Mrs. Li when they visited the Big Apple.