Oct 01 2012
Leading Expert on Chinese Economics, Legal Affairs and Finance speaker
Mr. Long Yongtu is responsible for trade negotiations and multilateral economic and legal affairs. He is the Chief Negotiator for China’s resumption of GATT contracting party status and its accession to the World Trade Organization.
Mr. Long is also in charge of the multilateral economic and trade affairs between China and the United Nations development agencies. He led the first Chinese delegation to OECD in Paris in January 1995 and established the relationship of dialogue partner with the organization. He is fully involved in APEC affairs and attended the APEC trade ministers meetings and informal meetings of economic leaders held in Seattle, Jakarta, Osaka, Manila, Vancouver Auckland, Brunei and Shanghai.
Mr. Long is active in promoting regional economic cooperation. He led the Chinese delegation to join five northeast countries in creating the Regional Economic Development Cooperation Committee of the Tumen River Area and chaired the Committee’s first ministerial meeting in Beijing in April 1996.
Mr. Long is the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the University of International Business and Economics, visiting professor of the Peking University, Tsinghua University and the Nankai University as well adjunct professor of Zhejiang University, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and Huadong University of Science and Technology. He frequently attends and addresses at high level seminars on economic and trade policies, such as the Global Panel in the Netherlands, the Awashima Forum in Japan and the Pacific Economic Forum as well as seminars held by the British Royal Institute, the US Asia Society, the US Asian Fund, OECD, the Asian Development Bank, the Harvard University, the Singapore National University and the Australian National University.
He received his BA Degree of British and American Literature in the Guizhou University in 1965 and had his post graduate study in economics at the London School of Economics from 1973 to 1974. He joined the Ministry in 1965 and served as a diplomat in the Permanent Mission of China to the United Nations in New York from 1978 to 1980. From 1980 to 1986, he worked in the United Nations Development Programme(UNDP), first in New York headquarters and then in Democratic People’s Republic of Korea as the Deputy Resident Representative of the UNDP Office.
Economic and Trade Policies
The Future of the Chinese Market
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