An Outlook of the Chinese Economy and Sino-Japan Relations


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When: Mar 5 2018 - 12:00pm until Mar 5 2018 - 1:30pm
Where: 1819 L St NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036

An Outlook of the Chinese Economy and Sino-Japan Relations

An Asia Pacific Political Economy and Trade Seminar featuring:

Kiyoyuki Seguchi
Research Director,
Canon Institute for Global Studies

Dr. Anny Wong (Guest Chair and Discussant)
Research Fellow, John G. Tower Center for Political Studies, Southern Methodist University and

Adjunct Political Scientist, RAND Corporation

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President Xi announced a change of direction about the basic economic policy of China in his speech at the 19th Left to right: Mr. Seguchi and Dr. Wong.Party Congress in October 2017. The changes will reflect a shift from a focus on economic growth to that of balanced economic growth, quality improvements and increased efficiency.

In addition, the current Chinese economy is managing to maintain the most stable macro-economic situation since the beginning of reform and its “Open Door Policy” was launched in 1978. Meanwhile, Sino-Japan economic relations are slowly improving. China’s demand for goods and services supplied by Japanese companies are increasing because they match the higher-quality demands and needs in the Chinese market. Therefore, in the past year many Japanese companies are enjoying larger profits and have become more aggressive in their pursuit of the Chinese domestic market. Recently, Chinese citizens have also become interested in the philosophy of Japanese companies. These factors show a strengthening in “win-win” economic relations between Japan and China.

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Kiyoyuki Seguchi is the Research Director of the Canon Institute for Global Studies. His research focuses on the Chinese economy and the relations among the United States, China and Japan. He worked for the Bank of Japan from 1982 to 2009. He was the Chief Representative of the Representative Office of BOJ in Beijing from 2006 to 2008, and an international visiting fellow at RAND Corporation (Los Angeles, CA) from 2004 to 2005. He established the Asia Bridge Corporation, a consulting company to support business between Japan and China in 2010. He received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Tokyo.

Dr. Anny Wong is a Research Fellow with the John G. Tower Center for Political Studies, Southern Methodist University and an Adjunct Political Scientist with the RAND Corporation. She obtained her Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa with generous support from the East-West Center where she was a graduate student fellow in the 1990s. She has lived, studied and worked in many parts of Asia and the US, including the Philippines, Hong Kong, Macau, and Japan, Hawaii, Virginia and Texas. Her research on science and technology policy, human capital strategies, and economic and social development with a focus on the US and East and Southeast Asia has produced many studies, among others, for the Office of the US Secretary of Defense, the US Army, the World Bank, governments of Korea and Japan, and business leaders active in Asia. She is currently writing a book on Japanese cultural icons, none of which would be possible without the abundance of clean and clear water in Japan.

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