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Chen Shengchang

CHEN Shengchang – Biography

Mr. Chen Shengchang is a research fellow, professor, and vice president cum secretary general of the Chinese Association of Productivity Science (CAPS). He is also post-doctoral mentorat Chinese Academy of Social Sciences’ Tehua Postdoctoral Program, honorary president of Beijing Film Academy’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as executive vice president of The Chinese Academy of Productivity Science at Southwest University for Nationalities.
Graduated from the Department of Economics at Peking University in 1964, Mr. Chen was deputy director of Research Office of the Economic Research Institute at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.He was editor-in-chief ofEconomic Research Journal, Mayors’ Reference Journal, and Modernization Journal, and alsoeditorial director of Almanac of China's Urban Economy and Society. He participated in theeconomic structure survey organized by the State Council in 1979,and alsoin anational key project – "China's Economy 2000" – which won a StateScience and Technology First-classAward.
Mr. Chen’s research focuses on issues of industrial structure, economies of scale, and economic globalization. Some of his published works are: Introduction to the World’s New Technological Revolution, Experts’ Discussions on Knowledge Economy, and Knowledge Economy Reader.
Hisnumerousother published worksinclude: China’s Industrial Structure, co-authored with Sun Shangqing, andEconomics of Productivity, co-authored with Xiao Liang. Heparticipated in the research, writing and editing of China’s Economic Structure Research co-edited by Ma Hong and Sun Shangqing, and Discussions on Economic Structure Policies edited by Sun Shangqing – his works in the latter book earned him a Sun Yefang Award. Mr. Chen had participated and was deputy editor-in-chief of Ministry of Transportation’s Highway Construction and Management, and China Association for Science and Technology’s Driving Force of the World; Driving Force of the World was selected one of the 100 patriotic education books by five ministries including Propaganda Department of the CPC Central Committee.
Mr. Chen is also organizer of important academic activities. In 1998, he led the organization of “Knowledge Economy Forum” – which held five large-scale seminars – wherehe was the host and also director of the organizing committee. In 2001, he was the key organizer for the Beijing session of the 12th World Productivity Congress,and he was also deputy director cum secretary general of the Congress Organizing Committee. He edited and published “The Creation of Wealth through a System of Connected Economies” detailing Congress activities together with a collection of essays about productivity.
During the 12th World Productivity Congress held in Beijing in 2001, then vice-premier Wen Jiabao spoke at the Congress and suggested that “Chinese Association of Productivity Science, World Confederation of Productivity Science (WCPS), and productivity science organizations around the world should continue in-depth studies in productivity development.” After the Congress, CAPS established a Chinese Productivity Science Development Research Group led jointly by Mr. Chen and Li Jingwen. In 2006, “China’s Productivity Development Research Study Report” was submitted to Premier Wen who provided the followingwritteninstructions: “can be transferred to NDRC and other departments for reference and, research.”  Mr. Chen served as deputy group leader of the Study’s general report, and presided over the “Research on China’s Urbanization” sub-study. Currently, follow-up studies still continue, in which Mr. Chen serves as secretary general of the steering committee, and deputy head of the general group. He also presides over a number of research topics undertaken by the group, including "Early 21st Century China’s Mutually Beneficial Southward-Focused Productivity Cooperation and Development Strategy – Productivity Development Research: Yunnan for Southeast Asia and South Asia”, which earned significant written instructions by Premier Wen.  Another report on “Recommendations on Grass Industry Development” also resulted in significant written instructions by Premier Wen; as a result, the central government allocated special annual funding of RMB 13.6 billion from 2011 to 2015 to support eight major grassland provinces (Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang, Tibet, Qinghai, Sichuan, Gansu, Ningxia and Yunnan) as well as the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps to establish a full system of grassland ecological protection subsidy incentives.
October 8-10, 2006, CAPS successfully hosted the 14th World Productivity Congress; Mr. Chen served as deputy director and secretary general of the China Organizing Committee, one of the key organizers of the Congress. This World Productivity Congress was held in the city of Shenyang with great success – it was attended by some 1200 well-known experts, scholars, entrepreneurs and government officials from all over the world. Premier Wen subsequently met with leaders of WCPS and CAPS in Beijing on October 12 and fully affirmed the achievements made at the Congress. #p#分页标题#e#
Mr. Chen Shengchang also actively participated in exchange activities organized by world productivity science organizations. He participated in the 11th, 12th, 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th World Productivity Congress. In 2005, he was elected and serving since as director of World Confederation of Productivity Science and vice president of World Academy of Productivity Science, diligently contributing to world productivity development.