Member of the European Parliament,
President, Asia Centre in Paris
Executive Director, MERICS,
Head of Division, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Mongolia, European External Action Service
Minister Counsellor, Head of Trade, Delegation of the EU to China, European External Action Service
Check-in and coffee15:30-16:00
- Chair: Alicia García-Herrero, Senior fellow
- Reinhard Bütikofer, Member of the European Parliament; (Online)
- Jean-Francois Di Meglio, President, Asia Centre in Paris
- Mikko Huotari
- Dominic Porter, Head of Division, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Mongolia, European External Action Service
- Eva Valle Lagares, Minister Counsellor, Head of Trade, Delegation of the EU to China, European External Action Service
- Jeromin Zettelmeyer, Director
China’s flagship project, The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), has gone through an important transformation in the last few years. Such transformation has not only followed the deterioration of China’s image globally but also debt problems in several BRI geographies. China is repackaging its economic engagement abroad with the introduction of several new – so far rather nebulous – concepts, such as the “Global Development Initiative”, the “Global Security Initiative”, and the “Community with a shared future for mankind”. What is behind these new buzzwords? Where does China stand with the Belt and Road? What can Europe expect of China’s future involvement abroad?
This event is organised by Bruegel in cooperation with Asia Centre and the Mercator Institute for China Studies in the frame of the research project China Horizons - Dealing with a resurgent China (DWARC)*
This is an output of China Horizons, Bruegel's contribution in the project Dealing with a resurgent China (DWARC). This project has received funding from the European Union’s HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions under grant agreement No. 101061700.