The East Asia Program at the Lowy Institute for International Policy was pleased to host the third China Changing Lecture, presented by Professor David Daokui Li on 19 April 2012. Professor Li is a well-known Chinese economist. He is Mansfield Freeman Chair Professor and head of the Department of Finance of the School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University, as well as the Director of the Centre for China in the World Economy at Tsinghua University. In 2010 he was appointed as one of three academics to the People's Bank of China monetary policy committee. Li holds a PhD in economics from Harvard University. In this year's China Changing Lecture, Professor Li discussed China's role in the changing world economy. Dr Li's presentation was entitled: 'Is China ready for global economic leadership?'
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