br> br> Canada-China Friendship Society A presentation on Partners in Development: China, Canada and the World Bank by Isaac (Ike) Goodine Thursday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m. Press Room/Salle de presse Vidéotron Ground floor/rez-de-chaussée, Gatineau City Hall/Maison du Citoyen 25 Laurier Street, Gatineau (Hull sector) (detailed directions are attached for location of building and free parking) Mr. GOODINE will focus on how China undertook a comprehensive and integrated approach to economic reforms and social development following the Cultural Revolution. He will concentrate, in particular, on the key features of the human resource development projects that led to the modernization of the labour market and contributed to a transformation of civil society. This will show how Canada has played a key role because Canadian universities and colleges were selected as the primary providers of education and training for the majority men and women who would study abroad. By 1980, when the reforms were well underway, Canada supported China’s bid to take Taiwan’s place in the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group. China soon became a major client as a country assistance strategy was agreed for investments in infrastructure, energy and human resource development that would lift China out of poverty. This presentation will also look to the future through the lens of a new World Bank Project in Guangdong Province that is now in the early stages of starting-up. It is all about sustainability. Mr. GOODINE is a member of the Speakers Bureau of the World Bank Group. He is a former staff member still active on a part-time basis as a consultant or reappointed to the staff of the World Bank Group for fixed-term assignments as required. He has extensive experience in China where he has provided direct technical assistance to teams reparing projects for World Bank assistance and in helping with the implementation of projects in human resource development linked to China’s move to a market-driven economy. This event is free for CCFS members. Non-members are welcome and are charged $5. The CCFS-Ottawa Annual Membership is $20 for individuals, $30 for a family and $12 for students. As is our custom, Chinese tea and refreshments will be served. For further information about the Society or this event, please call Lorraine Farkas at 613-729- 3660 or go to www.fccfa.ca/Ottawa. Membership forms are available at this website.