Salzburg Global Seminar Session Participant Profiles
Tue 05 Dec - Sun 10 Dec, 2006
(Session 438)

Shantong Li Li Shantong (Faculty)

Country/Region: China

Development Research Center of State Council, P.R.China

Director General, Department of Development Strategy & Regional Economy, Development Research Center, The State Council of P.R.C.

Biography:
Li Shantong is director general of the Research Department of Development Strategy and Regional Economy in the Development Research Center (DRC) of the State Council, People's Republic of China. She is also vice president of the Academic Committee of the China Development Research Foundation. Ms. Li joined the DRC in 1981 and has since played a key role in several joint development projects with The World Bank, UNDP, and the Asian Development Bank. With Deepak Bhattasali and Will Martin, she co-edited the volume China and the WTO: Accession, Policy Reform, and Poverty Reduction Strategies, part of the Oxford University Press World Bank Trade and Development Series. Ms. Li is also a senior research fellow and member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. In 2006, she was appointed independent director of Xinhua Finance. Ms. Li holds a B.A. and M.S. in mathematics from Peking University.