European Institute for Asian Studies
Assessing Economic Development in Tibet
  • Start09:30 AM - Dec 04 2015
  • End11:00 AM - Dec 04 2015
  • EIAS, Rue de la Loi 67, B-1040 Brussels
  • eias@eias.org

Programme

09:00-09:30   Registration
09:30-09:35   Welcome by the Chair

Mr David Fouquet, Senior Associate, European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS)

09:35-10:15   Keynote Speech

Mr Pema Trinley, Vice Chairman, Ethnic Affairs Committee, National People’s Congress of China

10:15-11:00   Q&A

Assessing Economic Development in Tibet

The Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) in China is known for its beautiful rustic mountainous landscapes and stretched out lands. In recent years, as one of the target areas of the central government policy of opening and developing China’s Western regions, TAR has witnessed impressive economic growth. From a fiscal point of view one can see that TAR however heavily relies on state led investments and state subsidies to maintain its growth levels. Although these subsidies to some extent lead to the alleviation of poverty and the improvement of living standards, some argue that they create inherent inefficiencies and a disproportionate reliance on external support.

The European Institute for Asian Studies was honored to welcome Mr. Pema Trinley, Vice Chairman of the Ethnic Affairs Committee of the National People’s Congress to discuss the current state of affairs in the Tibet Autonomous Region, its economic development and the implications of China’s 13th five year plan to the region. Moreover, this seminar aimed to provide a glimpse into the future development of Tibet.

Photo credit:  © Michel Royon / Wikimedia Commons


The European Institute for Asian Studies was honored to welcome Mr. Pema Trinley, Vice Chairman of the Ethnic Affairs Committee of the National People’s Congress to discuss the current state of affairs in the Tibet Autonomous Region, its economic development and the implications of China’s 13th five year plan to the region. Moreover, this seminar aimed to provide a glimpse into the future development of Tibet.

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