Launch Report: Innovation and IT in China's social development agenda

When:5 Dec 2018, 5:30pm - 7pm
Venue:Room 221/223, Level 2, John Goodsell Building, UNSW Kensington Campus
Who:Matthias Stepan (Mercator Institute for China Studies, MERICS), Professor Barbara Schulte (Lund University, Sweden), Professor Karen Fisher (SPRC), Associate Professor Bingqin Li (SPRC), Associate Professor Zhiming Cheng (SPRC)
Launch Research Report: Innovation, IT and disability in China

Join the Social Policy Research Centre at UNSW Sydney for the launch of a new report, Serve the people. Innovation and IT in China’s social development agenda (PDF). This is an exploratory project funded in part by UNSW to map the scene of fast-growing disability employment associated with the digital economy in China.

Speakers

  • Introduction by Matthias Stepan via video (Mercator Institute for China Studies, MERICS)
  • Associate Professor Barbara Schulte (Lund University, Sweden)
  • Professor Karen Fisher (SPRC)
  • Associate Professor Bingqin Li (SPRC)
  • Associate Professor Zhiming Chen (SPRC)

About the report

MERICS (The Mercator Institute for China Studies) is a think tank based in Berlin, Germany, which has been publishing timely information and analysis on Chinese public policy, economy, society and foreign relations. This new report, Serve the people. Innovation and IT in China’s social development agenda, (PDF) examines new social policy approaches in all these areas – from the provision of affordable urban housing to the alleviation of poverty in rural areas. In this MERICS Paper on China, edited by Matthias Stepan (MERICS) and Jane Duckett (University of Glasgow), 10 social policy experts from four continents examine how recent advances can help improve social service delivery in China – allowing it to catch up to OECD countries and perhaps even to serve as a model for the developing world.

About the research team

An Australian research team including Haiqing Yu (RMIT), Karen Fisher (UNSW), Bingqin Li (UNSW) and Gerald Goggin (Sydney University) contributed a chapter on Digital Economy and Disability Employment. Other contributors were Professor Jane Duckett (Glasgow University, Scotland), Professor Qingyue Meng (Peking University), Professor Yapeng Zhu (Sun-Yatsen University), Professor Qin Gao (Columbia University).

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