The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

October 03, 2007 13:28 ET

Media Advisory: Fraser Institute Hosts Discussion on the Economic, Social, and Political Challenges Facing China as its Economy Expands

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 3, 2007) - Despite China's impressive economic growth, it continues to face significant internal problems. Wealth and employment opportunities are centered in urban areas, bypassing rural areas and encouraging migration to China's already crowded cities. On the environmental front, China is confronted with high levels of air and water pollution.

Join Earl G. Drake, project director for the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED), for a discussion on China's economic, social, and political challenges and the reforms China should consider to ensure its future success at a Fraser Institute luncheon in Vancouver on Friday, October 5.

Since 1990, Drake has worked for the CCICED, a high level non-governmental advisory body which aims to further strengthen cooperation and exchange between China and the international community in the field of environment and development. Drake is an adjunct professor at the David Lam Centre for International Communication at Simon Fraser University and the executive vice-president of the Canada China Business Council.

Date: Friday, October 5, 2007

Time: 11:45 am-1:30 pm
(Drake will speak from 12:15 pm-1:00 pm, followed by 30 minutes
of questions)

Location: Fraser Institute Boardroom
4th Floor, 1770 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC

Interested media are invited to attend.

The Fraser Institute is an independent research and educational organization based in Canada. Its mission is to measure, study, and communicate the impact of competitive markets and government intervention on the welfare of individuals. To protect the Institute's independence, it does not accept grants from governments or contracts for research. Visit

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