Event Details

The National Bureau of Statistics of China released a series of macroeconomic data including Q2 GDP data on July 16. The German Chamber of Commerce has the honor to invite Mr. Martin Raiser, the Country Director for China, Mongolia and Korea of World Bank, to review the data and share his in-depth insights into China's economic development.

Mr. Raiser will present the findings of the latest edition of the China Economic Update. Published semi-annually, the China Economic Update presents the World Bank's assessment of recent economic developments and the forecasts for key macroeconomic variables. The July 2020 edition is dedicated to an analysis of how China has fared through the COVID-19 pandemic, the interaction between the public health and economic policy response, the outlook for production and demand, and the implications for key policy priorities to ensure a sustained recovery. The July 2020 China Economic Update also includes a special chapter analyzing the poverty implications of COVID-19 in China and presenting recommendations on how to ensure the impact of the crisis on the poor and vulnerable is mitigated.

Language: English

Fee: GCC Member: Free | Non-Member: 100 RMB

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9 AM - 9:03 AM
Opening Remarks by the German Chamber of Commerce
9:03 AM - 9:35 AM
China Economic Update: COVID-19, Impact, Recovery, Policy Implications
9:35 AM - 9:50 AM
Q & A


  • Martin Raiser (Country Director for China, Mongolia and Korea of World Bank)

    Martin Raiser

    Country Director for China, Mongolia and Korea of World Bank

    Martin Raiser is the World Bank’s Country Director for China and Mongolia, and Director for Korea since March 1, 2019. Mr. Raiser is leading a team that is managing one of the World Bank’s largest loan portfolios and directs an extensive analytical and advisory program with China and Mongolia, and a growing knowledge partnership with Korea.

    Mr. Raiser holds a doctorate degree in Economics (summa cum laude) from the University of Kiel, Germany, and degrees in Economics and Economic History from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences. Mr. Raiser worked for the Kiel Institute of World Economics and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, where he was Director of Country Strategy and Editor of the Transition Report. Since joining the World Bank in 2003, Mr. Raiser held positions as the Country Manager in Uzbekistan, Country Director for Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova, Country Director for Turkey, and most recently Country Director for Brazil.

    Mr. Raiser, a German national, is married and has four children. He speaks German, English, French, and Portuguese fluently; has good knowledge of Russian; and elementary knowledge of Spanish. Mr. Raiser has published numerous articles in refereed economic journals and authored several books.

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