http://www.weforum.org/08.09.2007China's Olympic TransformationAs China prepares to host its first Olympic Games in August 2008, it is making every possible effort to showcase China and Beijing's entry onto the international stage. Specific steps include enforcing stricter environmental regulations, granting freer access to foreign journalists and fostering healthier attitudes towards sport.1) How are the Olympics transforming the policy environment in China? What changes will persist after the Games?2) What are the risks of an economic slowdown after the Olympics, as experienced by previous hosts?3) How have the Olympics fuelled new business opportunities for local and international companies?Simultaneous interpretation in English, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and RussianDiscussion LeadersBernard J. BourigeaudMaurice L?vy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Publicis Group, France; Member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic ForumDavid Li Daokui, Director and Mansfield Freeman Professor of Economics, Center for China in the World Economy (CCWE), Tsinghua University, People's Republic of ChinaPan Gang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group, People's Republic of ChinaModerated byMichael J. Elliott, Editor, Time International, Time Magazine, USA
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