Economic forum to discuss Asia’s transformation, growth in Taipei


TAIPEI — A forum to discuss Asia’s economic transformation and growth in a gloomy global economy will open tomorrow in Taipei, the organizers said yesterday.

Thirty one political leaders and economics experts from nine countries have been invited to share their views at the two-day event. President Ma Ying-jeou is scheduled to give the opening remarks.

Murray Sherwin, chairman of New Zealand’s Productivity Commission, will talk about how his country has developed its unique advantages.

Meanwhile, Hyun Oh-seok, president of Korean Development Institute, and Wu Homou, executive dean of National School of Development of Peking University, will discuss economic development factors in East Asia.

The Chinese-language CommonWealth Magazine in Taipei will host the forum for the third consecutive year.