China Seminar | 11 November 1998

The China Saga: Expectations & Frustrations, Myth & Reality

Zongmin Zhou Zongmin Zhou

China has undergone, and is undergoing, dramatic changes. What are the implications underlying these profound changes? How have the changes come about? How will they impact the country’s socio-economic framework? How far has China gone toward building a “socialist market economy?” What is the relationship between reform, development and stability? And why is it so important to maintain stability? These are major issues that Mr. Zhou will deal with.

Zongmin Zhou is chief correspondent/senior editor of Xinhua News Agency. Focusing on economics, he has also covered political and cultural issues. He was head of the economics section of the Department of Home News for World Service prior to his arrival in Hawaii. Mr. Zhou has a master’s degree in journalism from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and is currently a Freedom Forum Asia Fellow at the University of Hawaii.