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    The Transformation of Rural China – Beyond the Beijing-Shanghai Beltway

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    Date/Time


    Date(s) - 22/11/2019
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

    Venue


    Nola
    诺拉

    Address


    A-11 Xiushui Street South, Ritan Park, Beijing, China
    建国门外秀水南街11号

    Phone


    +86 10 8563-6215

    Website


    http://www.nolacafe.com.cn/

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    Unprecedented infrastructure development. Poverty elimination. Land-use reform. Tourism development. Matthew Chitwood has lived in a small village in rural Yunnan for the last two years learning how infrastructure development is transforming its people, land, economy, and governance. His talk will focus on China’s poverty elimination campaign and the rural revitalization strategy as well as anecdotes illustrating rural perspectives and challenges around its development, followed by Q&A.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER
    Matthew Chitwood is concluding a two-year fellowship in Yunnan province exploring its transformation in light of economic and infrastructure development in the region. For almost a decade he has worked in Greater China: Beijing, Shanghai, Kunming, and Taipei. His work experience spans the business, education, and non-profit sectors, and includes the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the U.S. State Department’s Critical Language Scholarship Program and CET Study Abroad. He holds a dual M.A. in China Studies and International Economics from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He also completed the graduate certificate program at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center and studied international business and Spanish at Northwest Nazarene University. 

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