4th CAREC Think Tanks Development Forum


On 27 and 28 August 2019, the 4th CAREC Think Tanks Development Forum (CTTDF) themed “Trading for Shared Prosperity” was organized by the CAREC Institute in cooperation with the Asian Development Bank (ADB)-the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Regional Knowledge Sharing Initiative (RKSI) and the International Economics and Finance Institute (IEFE), Ministry of Finance, PRC, in Xi’an. Around 130 participants attended the forum comprising ADB Vice President Mr. Shixin Chen; Deputy Director General Mr. Weihua Liu, Ministry of Finance, PRC; Shaanxi Province Deputy Governor Mr. Datong Xu; deputy ministers of CAREC counties; other government officials; directors of international organizations; researchers from CAREC countries; and other regional experts. The 4th CTTDF identifies and discusses main challenges to trade within the region, among which are economic implications of the burgeoning trade conflicts among major global trading partners.