12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

Past Event

China’s Healthcare System: Market Relationships and the Role of International Organizations

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Brookings-Tsinghua Center, School of Public Policy and Management
6th floor

Tsinghua University

Content from the Brookings-Tsinghua Public Policy Center is now archived. Since October 1, 2020, Brookings has maintained a limited partnership with Tsinghua University School of Public Policy and Management that is intended to facilitate jointly organized dialogues, meetings, and/or events.

Faced with the challenge of managing the medical needs of a population of 1.3 billion people—or 20% of humanity—the Chinese government has commissioned several study groups to design proposals to restructure China’s healthcare system. In order to contribute to this important debate, the Brooking-Tsinghua Center has convened “Reforming China’s Healthcare System,” a series of roundtable discussions among leading experts and officials aimed at providing Chinese policymakers with in-depth analysis and forward-looking recommendations as they decide on the road ahead.

Special guests David de Ferranti, Senior Fellow of Brookings Institution, and Lincoln C. Chen, President of the China Medical Board of New York, led the group in exploring a number of topics including the current state of China’s healthcare system, the relationship between the government and the privatized medical market, and the potential role of international organizations. Other distinguished participants came from Tsinghua University, Harvard University, Peking University and the Healthcare and Insurance Institute of China. Professor Xue Lan, Executive Vice President of SPPM, welcomed the attendees, and invited the guests to join the second roundtable in June. Professor Geng Xiao, Director of Brookings-Tsinghua Center, chaired the conference.

Events in the series:

Improving Quality of Insurance, Service, and Personnel

August 06, 2007

The Role of Private Medical Insurance in the Development of China’s Healthcare System

June 21, 2007

Market Relationships and the Role of International Organizations

May 09, 2007