Doctor of Social Sciences
Professor Wu Jing Lian is a Research Fellow of the Development Research Centre of the State Council, Honorary Director of the Market Economy Research Institute of the Development Research Centre of the State Council, Deputy Director of the Office for the Panel on Economic Reforms Project of the State Council, Professor of the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and a Member of the International Consultation Council and the International Society of Management of the East Asia Research Centre of the National University of Singapore.
Professor Wu is one of the most popular economists of contemporary China and has made important contributions to the theoretical foundation for the development of a market economy on the Mainland, especially in the areas of self-financed enterprises, competitive market systems and macroeconomic control. His publications on planned economy and economic reform are read internationally, and he has been honoured by the Board of National Economic Awards.
In recognition of his contributions to the nation, HKU will confer on him the degree of Doctor of Social Sciences honoris causa