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The Russell Group-Durham-Fudan Symposium held at Fudan
Co-organized by the Russell Group, Durham Business School and our school, the Russell Group-Durham-Fudan Symposium was held at the School of Economics on June 8th focusing on the topic of “China Financial Reform and Foreign FDI”. The academics from the universities in the Russell Group and our school, along with the alumni from Durham Business School attended the symposium. The participants had in-depth discussions about the impact of China Financial Reform and Foreign FDI.  

The Russell Group-Durham-Fudan Symposium on    

China Financial Reform and Foreign FDI



8th June 2015    





09:00 – 09:30        Registration and refreshments

09:30 – 09:45        Welcome and Introduction to SOE, Prof. Jun ZHANG, Dean of SOE

09:45 – 10:00                    Introduction to DUBS and RUSSELL Group, Prof. Rob Dixon, Dean of DUBS


Session 1: World Economic Outlook and its Impact on Investment


10:00 – 10:45        Professor Rob Dixon  (30 minutes presentation + 15 minutes Discussion)


10:45 – 11:15         Tea/coffee


Session 2:


11:15 - 12:00         Professor Shu LIN,   SOE  Fudan University, Presentations (30 minutes +15 minutes Discussion)




12:15 – 13:15  Networking lunch   (Crown Plaza Fudan)


Session 3: Chinese outward FDI: a comparison with the US by country and return on assets


13:15 – 14:00         Professor Richard Harris, Durham University Business School, Presentations (30 minutes +15 minutes Discussion)    


Session 4: China's monetary policy framework: Challenges and reform    

14:00 – 14:45         Professor Changyuan LUO,  SOE  Fudan University, Presentations (30 minutes +15 minutes Discussion)    

15:00 – 15:15         Tea/coffee


Session 5: Challenge of Chinese SOE’s Outward FDI    


15:15 – 16:00  Mr Alex HU, Senior Manager of CITIC Pacific Co. Ltd. Durham Alumni.    


Session 6: Round Table Discussion: The Impact and Opportunity of Chinese Financial Reform on World Economic    


16:00 – 17:00         Professor Jun ZHANG, Professor Rob Dixon

                              Professor Richard Harris and Mr Alex HU

                               (10 minutes speech for each professor + 20 minutes Q&A)


17:00 – 17:15         Closing Address