While China's abolishing of presidential term limits will ensure political continuity for more aggressive economic reforms, Xi Jinping faces a tricky juggling act – how to rebalance the economy and arrest the structural downturn in growth while also reining in financial risks. A tit-for-tat trade standoff with the United States will add further pressure on the slowing economy and complicate China's deleveraging efforts.

In this 40th anniversary of Chinese economic reform series, we ask how can the world's second-largest economy manage economic transition without causing a crisis? Join us in a dialogue with Diana Choyleva, Chief Economist at Enodo Economics, to hear her insights on China's ongoing economic reform and what to expect in 2019 and beyond.

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  • Diana Choyleva (Chief Economist at Enodo Economics)

    Diana Choyleva

    Chief Economist at Enodo Economics

    Diana Choyleva is Chief Economist at Enodo Economics, an independent macroeconomic forecasting consultancy she set up in 2016 to untangle complexity, challenge the consensus, and give pointers to the future by making sense of today. Enodo’s focus is China, one of the most misunderstood economies in the world, yet one of the most important to figure out.
    For 16 years prior she worked at Lombard Street Research, most recently as their Chief Economist and Head of Research, setting the agenda for the firm’s team of economists and strategists while conducting her own global analysis. She joined LSR after completing her master’s degree in Economics at Warwick University in 2000 and became an executive director in 2005. Diana headed the firm’s UK Service from 2005 until 2009. Between 2010 and 2013 she was based in Hong Kong overseeing LSR’s expansion in Asia.
    She is best known for her analysis of China, including the book she co-wrote in 2011, ‘The American Phoenix – and why China and Europe will struggle after the coming slump’.
    Diana writes regular opinion pieces for the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, etc. She has extensive global experience engaging with all manner of audiences and has made frequent television appearances, including on BBC’s Newsnight on the day that Lehman Brothers collapsed.

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