WASHINGTON-On January 5th, Richard A. Boucher, Deputy Secretary of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) came to the Wilson Center to discuss the Chinese economy in particular, but also similar issues with India, Indonesia, South Africa, Brazil and Russia. At OECD he is responsible for the accession process for new members. In this connection, the discussion focused largely recent economic developments in China and the other countries noted above, with particular regard to their achievement of world standards.

In attendance: Sheldon Garon, Fellow, Wilson Center; Robert Hathaway, Director, Asia Program, Wilson Center; Kent Hughes, Director, Program on American and the Global Economy, Wilson Center; Ira Kasoff, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce; Bert Keidel, Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council; Robert Litwak, VP for Programs and Director, International Security Studies, Wilson Center; Steve McDonald, Director, Africa Program, Wilson Center; Will Pomeranz, Deputy Director, Kennan Institute, Wilson Center; J. Stapleton Roy, Director, Kissinger Institute, Wilson Center; Jill Shuker, Head of the OECD Washington Center; Douglas Spelman, Deputy Director, Kissinger Institute, Wilson Center; WU Junhua, Public Policy Scholar, Wilson Center.