Back Matter

Appendix I—List of Officials Met by the Mission

The People’s Bank of China

Department of Statistics and Analysis

Ms. Ruan Jianhong, Deputy Director-General

Mr. Cai Hongyuan, Director

Ms. Yue Dan, Section Chief

Ms. Ji Qian, Deputy Section Chief

International Department

Mr. Jin Zhongxia, Deputy Director-General

Ms. Zhao Xianfeng, Director

Ms. Yang Lan, PBC’s coordinator for the evaluation mission

China Banking Regulatory Commission

International Department

Mr. Han Mingzhi, Director-General

Statistics Department

Mr. Liu Chunhang, Director-General

Mr. Miao Yufeng, Deputy Director-General

Mr. Liu Zhiqing, Director

Ms. Yan Jiao, Section Chief

National Bureau of Statistics

Department of International Cooperation

Mr. Chen Quangen, Counselor

Ms. Liu Chongxiao, Assistant Consultant

Department of Urban, Social and Economic Surveys

Mr. Pang Xiaolin, Deputy Director-General

Department of Comprehensive Statistics

Mr. Zhang Peng, Associate Counselor

Mr. Lin Jingxing, Division Chief

Department of National Accounts

Ms. Liu Huiping, Director

Ministry of Finance

Policy and Planning Department

Mr. Wang Yida, Deputy Director-General

Ms. Zhou Xiaohui, Deputy Director

Mr. Wang Mingrong, staff member

State Administration of Foreign Exchange

Mr. Wang Xiaoyi, Deputy Administrator

Balance of Payments Department

Mr. Guan Tao, Acting Director-General

Ms. Fang Wen, Deputy Director-General

Mr. Chen Zhiwei, Deputy Director

Ms. Han Jian, Deputy Director

Capital Account Management Department

Ms. Zhou Haiwen, Section Chief

Human Resources Department

Ms. Han Hongmei, Director-General

Joint China-IMF Training Program in Dalian

Mr. Li Yanjun, Director-General

Mr. Liu Pengpeng, Deputy Director-General

Ms. Li Hongyan, Director for Training

Appendix II—Technical Assistance and Training Missions Delivered During 2003–2008

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Appendix III—Responses to Questionnaires

A. Response from the PBC

CHINA – TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE EVALUATION VISIT

(March 16–20, 2009)

QUESTIONNAIRE: [Financial Sector Statistics]

I. Contact Information

1. Responsible Agency: The People’s Bank of China

2. Name of Official Completing the Questionnaire: Mr. CAI Hongyuan

3. Title/designation: Director, Monetary Statistics Division, Department of Statistics and Analysis

II. Experiences with Technical Assistance

4. Technical assistance and training missions from the IMF’s Statistics Department to China are listed in attached table. How would you describe the overall usefulness of these missions to your agency?

Very useful __

Mostly useful

Somewhat useful

Hardly useful

5. Please provide your views on the following aspects of the technical assistance

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6. Rank delivery mode that was more effective in meeting technical assistance needs Short (two-week) mission/visit 2

Training/workshops 1

(at IMF headquarters and Regional Centers)

Resident expert 3

Other

Part III. Additional Comments (Please use additional page if needed)

7. If further technical assistance is needed, what are the goals to be achieved by future technical assistance?

The following topics are to be pushed forward by future technical assistance: 1) statistics and valuation on financial derivatives and SPV; 2) statistics on financial flows; 3) data quality and data revision policy; 4) improvement of the compilation of financial soundness indicators; 5) classification of financial instruments and standardization work.

8. What criteria would you suggest to be used to assess progress toward the stated goals? 1) Establishing the statistics on financial derivatives and SPV; 2) Preliminary compilation of flow statistics; 3) setting the procedures for data quality control and disseminating data revision policy; 4) coordinating and cooperating with related departments for the compilation of FSIs; 5) establishing and disseminating the classification standards of financial institutions and financial instruments.

9. How will future technical assistance contribute to achieving the stated goals? We wish that: 1) visits or internships at IMF are to be organized; 2) short-term trainings are provided to introduce international experiences; 3) assistances are provided to organize short-term study tours to other central banks or international organizations; 4) assistances are provided to invite statistic specialists from other countries to attend the discussion conferences with the topics specified above.

B. Response from the CBRC

CHINA – TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE EVALUATION VISIT (March 16–20 2009)

QUESTIONNAIRE: [Financial Soundness Indicators] I. Contact Information

1. Responsible Agency: China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC)

2. Name of Official Completing the Questionnaire: YAN JIAO

3. Title/designation: Section Chief of Statistics Division I

II. Experiences with Technical Assistance

4. Technical assistance and training missions from the IMF’s Statistics Department to China are listed in attached table. How would you describe the overall usefulness of these missions to your agency? (Check one)

Very useful ____

Mostly useful _____

Somewhat useful _____

Hardly useful _____

5. Please provide your views on the following aspects of the technical assistance:

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6. Rank delivery mode that was most effective in meeting technical assistance needs:

Short (two-week) mission/visit

Training/workshops __√__

(at IMF headquarters and Regional Centers)

Resident expert ______

Other ______

Part III. Additional Comments (Please use additional page if needed)

7. If further technical assistance is needed, what are the goals to be achieved by future technical assistance?

For our point, the future technical assistance has to pay more attention to the practice, especial for the use and analysis of FSIs.

8. What criteria would you suggest to be used to assess progress toward the stated goals?

Short but deep. The TA may have one topic one time, but have deep dialogue and explanation.

9. How will future technical assistance contribute to achieving the stated goals? I think the future TA will do a lot to achieve the stated goals.

C. Response from the NBS

CHINA – TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE EVALUATION VISIT (March 16–20, 2009)

QUESTIONNAIRE: [Real Sector Statistics] I. Contact Information

1. Responsible Agency: National Bureau of Statistics of China

2. Name of Official Completing the Questionnaire: Liu Chongxiao

3. Title/designation: Program Officer, Department of International Cooperation

II. Experiences with Technical Assistance

4. Technical assistance and training missions from the IMF’s Statistics Department to China are listed in attached table. How would you describe the overall usefulness of these missions to your agency? (Check one)

Very useful ______

Mostly useful __X__

Somewhat useful ______

Hardly useful ______

5. Please provide your views on the following aspects of the technical assistance:

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6. Rank delivery mode that was most effective in meeting technical assistance needs:

Short (two-week) mission/visit 2

Training/workshops 1 (at IMF headquarters and Regional Centers)

Resident expert ______

Other ______

Part III. Additional Comments (Please use additional page if needed)

7. If further technical assistance is needed, what are the goals to be achieved by future technical assistance?

  • a. To help establish statistical system in service sector prices, such as real estate, transportation;

  • b. To help further improve the national accounts.

8. What criteria would you suggest to be used to assess progress toward the stated goals?

  • The work and the result or influence of the work.

9. How will future technical assistance contribute to achieving the stated goals? a. Attend IMF courses on the related subjects;

  • b. Invite international experts to NBS for consultancy;

  • c. Establish some other kinds of platform to facilitate information communication;

  • d. IMF helps NBS to send statisticians with rich experience to international organizations or advanced countries to work for 1–3 months.

D. Response from the MOF

CHINA – TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE EVALUATION VISIT

(March 16–20, 2009)

QUESTIONNAIRE: [Government Finance Statistics]

I. Contact Information

1. Responsible Agency: Ministry of Finance

2. Name of Official Completing the Questionnaire: Zhao Qian

3. Title/designation: Section Chief

II. Experiences with Technical Assistance

4. Technical assistance and training missions from the IMF’s Statistics Department to China are listed in attached table. How would you describe the overall usefulness of these missions to your agency? (Check one)

  • Very useful ____

  • Mostly useful ______

  • Somewhat useful ______

  • Hardly useful ______

5. Please provide your views on the following aspects of the technical assistance:

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6. Rank delivery mode that was most effective in meeting technical assistance needs:

Short (two week) mission/visit 2

Training/workshops 1 (at IMF headquarters and Regional Centers)

Resident expert 3

Other 4

Part III. Additional Comments (Please use additional page if needed)

7. If further technical assistance is needed, what are the goals to be achieved by future technical assistance?

To facilitate the fiscal data (GFS) dissemination. To improve the data quality further.

8. What criteria would you suggest to be used to assess progress toward the stated goals?

Scope of published data, accounting system used in compiling data, timeliness and periodicity of data.

9. How will future technical assistance contribute to achieving the stated goals?

Training or workshops. Short mission.

E. Response from the SAFE

CHINA – TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE EVALUATION VISIT

(March 16–20, 2009)

QUESTIONNAIRE: [External Sector Statistics]

I. Contact Information

1. Responsible Agency: State Administration of Foreign Exchange P.R.C.

2. Name of Official Completing the Questionnaire: Ma Yujuan

3. Title/designation: Section Chief

II. Experiences with Technical Assistance

4. Technical assistance and training missions from the IMF’s Statistics Department to China are listed in attached table. How would you describe the overall usefulness of these missions to your agency? (Check one)

  • Very useful

  • Mostly useful __

  • Somewhat useful __

  • Hardly useful __

5. Please provide your views on the following aspects of the technical assistance:

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6. Rank delivery mode that was most effective in meeting technical assistance needs:

Short (two week) mission/visit 2

Training/workshops 1 (at IMF headquarters and Regional Centers)

Resident expert 3

Other 4

Part III. Additional Comments (Please use additional page if needed)

7. If further technical assistance is needed, what are the goals to be achieved by future technical assistance?

With the technical assistance from the IMF, we hope that the following goals can be achieved:

1 Make Chinese statisticians master the basic concepts and statistical principles of BOP more comprehensively and more systematically.

2 Enable the member states to know the latest changes, backgrounds and IMF’s plans of

Balance of payments statistics.

3 Make recommendations of Statistical System for Recipient states.

4 Enhance communication and strengthen contrast of bilateral data among the member states.

8. What criteria would you suggest to be used to assess progress toward the stated goals?

We suggest to using the following two methods: Questionnaire survey and return visit afterwards.

9. How will future technical assistance contribute to achieving the stated goals?

To achieving the stated goals, our suggestions are as follows:

(1) Organize training courses: This suggestion includes two forms: IMF appointing experts to our country to hold courses or our statisticians going to academy of IMF or other countries/regions to participate in trainings.

(2) Invite our statisticians to visit headquarter of IMF to do research of a certain topic or project.

(3) Organize experts to visit each others or convene a seminar.

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Prepared by Mr. Charles Enoch and Ms. He Qi of the Statistics Department

2

The mission was conducted by Mr. Charles Enoch, Deputy Director of the Statistics Department, and Ms. He Qi, Deputy Chief, Balance of Payments Division of the Statistics Department.

3

See Summing Up by the Acting Chair on the Independent Evaluation Office—Evaluation of the Technical Assistance Provided by the Fund, Buff/05/37, 03/02/05 and Conclusions of the Task Force on IMF Technical Assistance, SM/05/269, 10/13/2005.

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Appendix I contains the list of officials met by the mission.

5

Additional two TA/training events took place at IMF headquarters: (1) visit by 6 PBC/CBRC staff to STA in Washington during October 12–16, 2006 for TA consultation on compilation of Financial Soundness Indicators (FSIs) for the Coordinated Compilation Exercise (CCE) and (2) visit by 31 PBC/CBRC staff to STA in Washington during December 10–21, 2007 for a training course on FSIs and TA consultation on the CCE.