China’s Reforms: An Eastern European Prospective

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Date(s) - Saturday, May 18 2013
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


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Doru Costea

Saturday, May 18

3:00 p.m.

China’s economic reforms in the past three decades are frequently seen as positive by other developing countries. Romanian ambassador to China Doru Costea will compare them with another country to undergo dramatic reforms: his own, Romania.  What have been the results in the two, what challenges are ahead, and what insight about China can be gained from comparing the two. The discussion will extend in the broader eastern and central European experience in the post-reform era and China’s current relations there.


Venue details: Fount Restaurant

Yongjia Road, No. 570, Building No. 5

永嘉路570号5号楼, 近岳阳路
Time: Saturday, May 18th,  3:00 p.m.

Admission: Free to members and non-members.

RSVP required due to limited seating

About the speaker:


Doru Costea has been Romania’s ambassador to China since January 2012. He has long experience on behalf of Romania at the United Nations, and has also been the country’s ambassador to Egypt and Kuwait. He is a graduate of the University of Bucharest, with Arabic and English as majors and is also fluent in French. He holds a Ph.D. in international relations – political science from the National School for Political and Administrative Studies in Bucharest. He has been a guest professor at the NATO Studies Centre in Bucharest and the Faculty of Journalism of the University of Bucharest, where he lectured mainly on the political aspects of Islam and developments in the Middle East. He has published numerous articles and essays on a broad range of foreign policy topics.




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