The Department of Macroeconomic Research of the Development Research Center of the State Council (DRC), the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and M3 Plus Ltd held the M3 Direct Global Dialogue Series -- The 2nd Quarterly Meeting 2013 in Washington DC from April 30 to May 2.
Government officials, experts and scholars, along with company representatives from China, the United States, the European Union, Japan and other major world economies, got together and discussed hot issues on energy, urbanization and finance.
John Frisbie, president of the US-China Business Council, hosted the China-US economic dialogue on April 30. Yu Bin, director-general, and Chen Changsheng, research fellow of the Department of Macroeconomic Research of the DRC, gave speeches on "The Macro-Economic Situation in the First Quarter and the Outlook for 2013" and "The Short-Term Challenges Facing China's Economic Shift to Domestic Demand Growth".
Robert Dohner, deputy assistant secretary for the US Treasury Department, attended the meeting and made a speech on the influence of China's macro-economy on the US economy.
At the M3 roundtable meeting from May 1 to 2, David Jhirad, professor of the environment policy program at Johns Hopkins University's School of International Studies, and Robert F. Cekuta, principal deputy assistant secretary for the United States Department of Energy, gave speeches on "The influence of US energy reform on the world" and "International energy policies in a changing world".
Somik Lall, senior economist at the World Bank, and Song Li, deputy director of the National Development and Reform Commission's Economic Research Center, delivered speeches themed on "Urban infrastructure and urban competitiveness", "China's urbanization and financial system reform".
Heinrich Siegmann, head of Asian affairs at the Swiss Bankers Association, and Wei Jianing, vice-director-general of the Department of Macroeconomic Research of the DRC, delivered speeches on "Renminbi internationalization from the perspective of the World Bank" and "China's financial reform and prospects", respectively.
In addition, John Lipsky, former executive vice-president of the International Monetary Fund, and Heizo Takenaka, a professor from Japan’s Keio University, made speeches in the meeting.