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    THE FUND AND CHINA IN THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY SYSTEM

    Edited by A.W. Hooke

    Papers presented at a colloquium held in Beijing, China, October 20-28, 1982

    International Monetary Fund • 1983

    International Standard Book Numbers:

    ISBN 0-939934-22-1 (hardcover)

    ISBN 0-939934-23-X (softcover)

    Foreword

    This volume contains the proceedings of a colloquium, jointly sponsored by the People’s Bank of China and the International Monetary Fund, that was held in Beijing during October 20–28, 1982. The themes were the role of China and of the Fund in the international monetary system and the outlook for the world economy. Two papers were presented by distinguished economists from leading Chinese universities and seven by the Fund staff. The colloquium was attended by senior officials from government and banking circles, as well as by academics and postgraduate students from a number of universities and institutes throughout China.

    The idea of holding the colloquium was conceived during a visit that I was privileged to make to China in October 1981. It became clear to me then that there was a strong desire on the part of Chinese officials, as well as the public at large, to learn more about the structure, policies, and practices of the Fund and to engage in a broader dialogue about the working of the international monetary system. On the part of the Fund, of course, there was a deep interest in China, as well as an imperative need to understand more fully the functioning of the Chinese economy—an economy whose gross domestic product is estimated as the largest in the developing world and the seventh largest among all Fund members.

    The colloquium is only one of a series of contacts that have been established between the Chinese authorities and the staff of the Fund in the past three years, as both China and the Fund have set about improving their understanding of each other. In view of the many senior Chinese officials, academics, and students participating in the colloquium and the extent of the formal and informal contacts made, the colloquium was important in the evolution of China’s relations with the Fund. It is my hope that publication of these proceedings will contribute to strengthening our mutual interests.

    J. de Larosière

    Managing Director

    International Monetary Fund

    April 1983

    Principal Participants at the Colloquium October 20–28, 1982

    Chairman of the Colloquium
    Shang MingAdvisor, People’s Bank of China
    Presidium of the Colloquium
    Chen DaisunDirector, Department of Economics, Beijing University
    Luo YuanzhengProfessor, Institute of World Economics and Politics, Academy of Social Sciences
    Wu DakunProfessor, Department of Public Finance, People’s University of China
    Feng DalinDeputy Director, Shaanxi College of Finance and Economics
    Liu ShibaiDeputy Director, Sichuan College of Finance and Economics
    Zhao HaikuanDirector, Research Institute of Finance and Banking, People’s Bank of China
    Tian TongwuDirector, Department of Science and Education, People’s Bank of China
    Yang PeixinDeputy Director, Research Institute of Finance and Banking, People’s Bank of China
    Gan PeigenDeputy Director, Research Institute of Finance and Banking, People’s Bank of China
    Hong MinDeputy Director, Department of Foreign Business Administration, People’s Bank of China
    Wang EnshaoAdvisor to Executive Director for China, International Monetary Fund
    Authors
    Luo YuanzhengProfessor, Institute of World Economics and Politics, Academy of Social Sciences
    Hong JunyanAssociate Professor, Department of Economics, Beijing University
    Wm. C. HoodEconomic Counsellor, and Director, Research Department, International Monetary Fund
    Azizali MohammedDirector, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
    Leo Van HoutvenSecretary, International Monetary Fund
    R.J. FamiltonDeputy Treasurer, International Monetary Fund
    P.R. NarvekarDeputy Director, Asian Department, International Monetary Fund
    Manuel GuitiánSenior Advisor, Exchange and Trade Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
    A.W. HookeEditor, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
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