2012 will see The Economist convene, for the third year, its award winning China Summit. Join business leaders, politicians, policymakers and academics to survey China’s timely opportunities, pressing issues and the perplexing macro developments across its economy, politics and society.

Critical issues to be discussed:

- What’s next? China’s leadership transition and future of reform
- China’s economy: Resilient, but infinitely so?
- Energy in China: Searching for an innovative future
- Change, China and America: The uncertainty principle
- Global manufacturing and innovation: China within the third industrial revolution?
- Economist Debate: Property in China
- China takes on (not over) the world: But is the world open for Chinese business?
- Social media: Bellwether of China’s future

China Summit is ideal for people who wish to discuss, debate and learn how to adapt their business to keep it thriving.

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China has undergone its once-in-a-decade leadership change. We can make a number of predictions of what will probably happen in the short term. China's economy might manage a soft landing. The government can likely contain social tensions for now. 

The realms of the possible, however, warrant more concern. Huge shifts are taking place. Urban migration continues. Micro-bloggers are expressing their views more loudly. The impact of a changing economy is felt everywhere. Leadership changes come to the fore as there is talk of seeking a new Chinese model.

China’s mix of market reforms and political control has made it successful over the last several decades. Indeed, for global China’s rise to continue, its leaders will need to employ a new set of policy tools. As China looks towards the possibility of bigger, medium-term changes in the structure of its economy and society, companies will need to adapt in order to keep their business thriving.

The Economist annually convenes the China Summit to survey China’s timely opportunities, pressing issues and perplexing macro developments across its economy, politics and society. As in The Economist newspaper, the summit explains linkages and how they impact participants with rigorous, global and forward-looking perspectives. For the intellectually curious but more than a matter of intellectual interest, China Summit is for business leaders, policymakers, academics and observers who wish to discuss, debate and learn.

Rob Gifford, China editor, The Economist

Simon Cox, Asia economics editor, The Economist
Gady Epstein, China correspondent, The Economist
James Miles, Beijing bureau chief, The Economist
Vijay Vaitheeswaran, China business and finance editor, Shanghai bureau chief, The Economist
Xu Sitao, Director, Global forecasting, China, Economist Intelligence Unit
Charles Goddard, Editorial director, Asia-Pacific, Economist Intelligence Unit

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