Technology Author:WIM Committee , Fangyue Wang Editor:Luke Sheehan Nov 09, 2020 10:45 AM (GMT+8)

...who has been confirmed as a speaker for the 'Technology and Innovation Leadership' Chapter.

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On December 9-11, 2020, EqualOcean will host this year's World Innovators Meet (WIM). WIM2020 will take on a bolder stance and adopt a more global outlook by taking the form of an online conference that will be streamed simultaneously in all countries and regions that champion the realm of technology and innovation. 

During the World Innovators Meet, the WIM Committee will release the annual blockbuster WIA list, the World Innovation Awards, based on our annual industry and investment research findings, together with a series of research reports.

We are delighted to announce that Prof. Yang Yao, Dean of National School of Development at Peking University, is confirmed to speak at WIM 2020. He will be speaking about the global implications of China's market and development path from the perspective of technological innovation.

Prof. Yang Yao is a Chinese economist, academic and author. He is the Dean of the National School of Development at Peking University, Director of China Center for Economic Research, Executive Director of the Institute of South-South Cooperation and Development and Editor of China Economic Quarterly. He has published widely in international and domestic journals as well as produced several sole-authored and co-authored books on institutional economics and economic development in China, including Equity and Social Justice in Transitional China (Renmin University Press, 2004), Globalization and Economic Growth in China (co-editor, World Scientific, 2006), CSR and Competitiveness in China (co-author, Foreign Languages Press, 2009), Reform and Economic Growth: What Can China Offer to the World? (co-editor, Taylor & Francis, 2010), and Economic Reform and Institutional Innovation (Gale Asia/Cengage Learning, 2009).

His research is primarily focused on economic development and institutional change in China. Prof. Yao conceptualized 'China's development path' in Global Implications of Chinese Experience, in which he outlined the impact of China's transformational development on a global scale.

Based on his definition, the implications can be discussed in four aspects. First, the Chinese revolution which happened at the beginning of 20th century is part of the global modernization and a contributor to the social equality of China. Second, the essential benefits of the examination system of ancient China have been passed down to the modern society, which places important influence on the democratization of developing countries. Third, China has focused on the institutional effectiveness rather than institutional purity throughout the nation's institutional development. Lastly, the Chinese government has remained neutral among social groups, which makes it possible to adopt policies that can boost economic growth.

Over the past years, Prof. Yao has actively shared his thoughts on China's development with academics and the public. Given that China is playing a more important role in the new era of globalization, Prof. Yao will shed new insights into China's development. We are excited to hear his take on the global implications of China's market development path in terms of technological innovation at WIM2020.

About WIM

Hosted by EqualOcean, the World Innovators Meet (WIM) is a world-class event for innovators. It provides limitless opportunities to learn from and connect with the most sought-after technology pioneers.

About WIA

The World Innovation Awards (WIA) are announced at WIM to recognize game-changers across various industries and geographies. Selected by a committee of distinguished experts, entrepreneurs and investors, WIA are designed to acknowledge technology disruptors striving to make a positive impact.

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We sincerely welcome you to join WIM2020 on December 9-11, 2020.

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[Global Trends] Key insights from 11 Industry and Overseas Chapters made available to you for all three days of WIM2020.

[Insightful Conversation] Connect with 120 top-notch global speakers, listen to their perspectives and interact with them online.

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Join the WIM2020 family and become a member of the World Innovation Community, participating in a technology and innovation carnival that connects the world right at your doorstep, all while drawing a special end to the extraordinary 2020!


If you would like to become/recommend a speaker, discuss cooperation opportunities or media partnerships, apply for the World Innovators Awards or to be a volunteer, please click here to fill in the WIM2020 Cooperation Form (we recommend you to do so on a computer). We will be in touch as soon as possible. Thank you and welcome!