SPPM holds the Inaugural Forum for China Development Planning and unveiling ceremony of China Institute for Development Planning
On October 19th, the Unveiling Ceremony of China Institute for Development Planning (CIDP) at Tsinghua University and the Inaugural Forum for China Development Planning was held in the lecture hall of the main building. This forum focuses on “Planning and China Development”, summarizes and reviews the practical experience of China’s development planning over the past 40 years, exchanges and shares development experience and models. This forum is also an academic event for the 18th anniversary of the School of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University.
Zhu ZhiXin, Former Director of the Office of The Central Leading Group for Financial and Economic Affairs, Former Deputy Party Secretary and Deputy Director of the Party Committee of the National Development and Reform Commission, Director of Management Committee of the CIDP, Qiu Yong, President of Tsinghua University, Deputy Director of Management Committee of the CIDP, Yang WeiMin, Member of the Standing Committee of the National Committee of the CPPCC, Vice Director of the Economic Committee of the National Committee of the CPPCC, Former Vice Director of the General Office of Central Leading Group for Financial and Economic Affairs, and Dean of the CIDP, Wang YiMing, Vice Minister of the Development Research Center of the State Council, Fang JiangShan, Deputy Chief Editor of People’s Daily, Yang QingYu, Advisor of China Society of Economic Reform, Former Deputy Director of The Standing Committee of Chongqing People’s Congress, Agi Veres, Country Director of the United Nations Development Programme in China, Peng Gang, Deputy Head of the Leading Group of Liberal Arts in Tsinghua University, Co-Director of The Institute for Development Planning, and other honorable guests attended the opening ceremony. Xiang BoTao, Deputy Director of the School Affairs Committee of Tsinghua University, hosted the opening ceremony. Zhu ZhiXin, Qiu Yong, Yang WeiMin, and Peng Gang jointly unveiled the CIDP.
Zhu ZhiXin said in his speech that the 40 years of reform and opening-up have proved the five-year plan is an important institutional innovation to properly manage the relationship between the government and the market under the conditions of market economy. The scientific formulation and implementation of the five-year plan has become an important method for our party to govern the country and essential embodiment of the development model of socialism with Chinese characteristics. It is hoped that the CIDP at Tsinghua University will further consolidate planning theory research, enhance the summary and theoretical refinement of our country’s planning practices, further innovate planning content and form, deeply involve in planning practices, promote international communication of development planning, and keep making new achievements.
Qiu Yong extended a warm welcome to all the guests. He said that formulating development plan is an important method for the country to strengthen and improve macro-control, and Tsinghua University has been actively involved in the country’s development planning. Over the years, the CIDP has carried out a series of theoretical application studies on national economy, comprehensive social development, overall strategic issues, and achieved fruitful results. It is hoped that the CIDP established on this basis can further summarize the local model, draw on international experience extensively, speed up the discipline construction, carry out in-depth policy research for national strategic needs, train first-class planning talents, and strive to become a national high-end think tank in the field of development planning.
On the keynote forum after the opening ceremony, Yang WeiMin, Wang YiMing, Bai ChongEn, Dean of Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management, Jeffrey Sachs, Professor of Columbia University and Special Advisor to the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on the Sustainable Development Goals, delivered keynote speech respectively on “Reform China’s Planning System”, “Enhance the Strategic Role of Development Plan to Facilitate High-quality Development”, “China’s Economic Development of the Past 40 years of Reform and Opening up”, “Some Suggestions on National Planning Strategies to Achieve the SDGs”.
In the afternoon, honorable guests had in-depth panel discussions and interactions on three topics: “Planning System and Planning Institutions”, “Planning, Governance, and Sustainable Development”, “Developing, Implementation and Evaluation of Development Plan”. Xu Lin, Chairman of the Board of U.S.-China Green Fund, Yang QingYu, Former Deputy Director of Chongqing People’s Congress Standing Committee, Yin Zhi, Professor of the School of Architecture at Tsinghua University and Executive Dean of Institute for China Sustainable Urbanization, Jin Ying, Professor of Department of Architecture at Cambridge University and Director of Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies at Cambridge University, Wu XiaoHua, Vice Dean of China Academy for Macroeconomic Research of the National Development and Reform Commission of the People’s Republic of China, BEG Asad, Minister Counsellor of Delegation of the European Union, Wang Dong, Policy Expert of United Nations Development Programme in China, Zhu DaJian, Director of Institute for Sustainable Development and Management at Tongji University, Rakesh Kumar, Additional Country Director of the United Nations Development Programme in India, Zhu XiaoMing, Director of Subcommittee of Ethic of the Religious and Overseas Chinese Affairs of the Standing Committee of Jiangsu People’s Congress and Former Director of Jiangsu Development and Reform Commission, Li ShanTong, Research Fellow at Development Research Center of the State Council and Adjunct Professor of Tsinghua University School of Public Policy and Management, Meng Qian, Vice Mayor of Xiamen City in Fujian Province, Wu Chen, Chief Architect of Beijing Institute of Architectural Design, delivered speech respectively to express their views on further promote new progress for China’s development planning. Zhang JianMin and Chen Lei, Deputy Director General of Department of Development Planning in National Development and Reform Commission, Yang YongHeng, Associate Dean of the SPPM and Executive Dean of the CIDP, hosted the sub-forum.
On the inauguration forum, more than 400 people attended the event. More than 40 mainstream domestic media, including People’s Daily, Xinhua News Agency, Guangming Daily, China Daily, YOUTH.CN, China News Service, IFENG.COM, and CAIXIN.COM, reported the event.
Before the inauguration forum, the first meeting of the management committee was held by the CIDP, Zhu Zhixin, Director of the Management Committee hosted the meeting.
In order to further strengthen theoretical and applied research in the field of national economic and social development strategy, accelerate the discipline construction for development planning, exercise the strategic guiding role of national development plan, the National Development and Reform Commission and Tsinghua University jointly build the China Institute for Development Planning at Tsinghua University(CIDP) on the basis of the China Development Planning Research Center at Tsinghua University. The institute is a university-level research institution at Tsinghua University, affiliated to Tsinghua University School of Public Policy and Management. The Institute adhere to high-level, open-ended, and prospective development, commit to carry out theoretical and applied research, policy consultation, preliminary planning research, personnel training and other activities on global, comprehensive and strategic issues in national economic and social development, gradually develop into an essential research base and high-end professional think tank in the fields of economic and social development strategy, development planning and policy.