Vice Minister of Finance Zhu Guangyao, the G-20 deputy representing China's Ministry of Finance, delivered the speech "China and the Global Economy: Dialogue on China's 13th Five-Year Plan" on December 1, 2015, at an event cohosted by the Peterson Institute and the China Finance 40 Forum (CF40). The Institute's Anthony M. Solomon Senior Fellow, Nicholas R. Lardy, provided his insights on the 13th plan, and PIIE president Adam S. Posen discussed China's increasing role in the international financial architecture.
Zhu has been China's vice minister of finance since May 2010. Prior to this appointment, he served as assistant minister of finance from 2007 to 2010. He also previously served as director general of the International Department at the Ministry of Finance and as executive director of China to the World Bank Group.
Lardy joined the Institute in March 2003 from the Brookings Institution, where he was a senior fellow from 1995 until 2003. Before Brookings, he taught at the University of Washington, where he was the director of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies from 1991 to 1995. His latest book, Markets over Mao, published by the Institute, has received widespread acclaim in reviews from the Economist, Financial Times, Bloomberg View, and the Wall Street Journal.