SIDC and MEA Host Ramesh Chander Talk on Understanding China's Statistics

SIDC and MEA Host Ramesh Chander Talk on Understanding China's Statistics
Thursday, September 25, 2014
The Securities Industry Development Corporation (SIDC) and the Malaysian Economic Association (MEA) hosted a talk by Datuk Ramesh Chander on ‘Understanding China's Statistics’ at the Securities Commission Malaysia this afternoon. 
Datuk Ramesh, Malaysia’s first Chief Statistician from 1964-1977, played a key role in assessing China’s statistics and in advising the Chinese government in adopting international standards during his tenure as the World Bank’s Senior Statistical Adviser, a capacity he held until 1996.   Drawing upon his three decade-long work on China and his recent publication entitled China’s Statistical System: Three Decades of Change and Transformation, Datuk Ramesh talked about the evolution of China’s statistical system from the time of the economic and social reforms of the late 1970s, the country’s gradual movement from Marxist-Leninist-based to market economy-based statistical frameworks, and the current challenges faced in interpreting Chinese data due to incomplete harmonisation of China’s statistics with international recommendations, methodologies and practices.
Azman Hisham Che Doi, CEO of the SIDC said, ”SIDC is honoured to collaborate with MEA to bring this exclusive talk by distinguished statistician Datuk Ramesh Chander to the industry and public. The SIDC embraces collaborations with prominent professional organisations to present insightful thought leadership events that stimulate learning, innovation and transformation contributing to the development of capital markets and the financial services industry as a whole. As the training arm of the Securities Commission and the leading learning and talent development solutions provider for the capital market industry, there are definite plans to organise more of such events to complement our human capital development mandate in the near future.” 
The event was attended by almost 200 guests comprising government officials, industry association representatives, financial services and capital markets industry practitioners, foreign dignitaries and academicians.