On Tuesday 19 January the IEF Secretariat hosted an informal roundtable meeting with senior experts from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) at IEF Headquarters. With its 31 research institutes and 45 research centres, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences is one of China's premier think tanks in the fields of philosophy and social sciences.
The multi-disciplinary CASS delegation from the Institute of World Economics and Politics was headed by Director General Zhang Yuyan. The Chinese team visiting the region for the first time, exchanged points of view on market trends with experts from the IEF, KAPSARC and SABIC.
The roundtable paves the way for further collaboration between the IEF and CASS in the interests of developing a better-informed dialogue.
Professor Xiaojie Xu presented an update on the CASS “Chinese Energy Outlook and Transition” and IEF Secretary General Aldo Flores-Quiroga delivered a presentation on “Oil market Volatility and the Producer-Consumer Dialogue: Trends and Questions”. The presentations are available for download below and the full version of the CASS Energy Outlook is available in the Outlooks Section of the IEF website.