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China's Belt and Road Initiative is undergoing a transformation after two years of pandemic. How is it changing and what are the consequences for Europe.

June 23, 2022, 2:00 pm Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Public | On the Record Livestreamed Topic: Global economy and trade

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China’s grand infrastructure development strategy, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), has suffered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, at least when measured by the amount of funds lent or invested by China in BRI projects.

China’s isolationism after two years of closed borders, together with China’s worsening image globally, are two important reasons for this trend.

This does not mean that the BRI is dead, but rather that it is being transformed into a different animal.

In this seminar we shall discuss how this important strategy is changing, as well as the potential consequences for Europe.

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Schedule

Jun 23, 2022

13:30-14:00

Lunch and check-in

14:00-14:45

Conversation

Alessia Amighini, Co-head, Asia Center, Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI)

Eyck Freymann, DPhil in Area Studies (China), University of Oxford

Alicia García-Herrero, Senior Fellow

Zhang Xiaotong, Professor, Institute of Belt and Road Initiative & Global Governance, Fudan University

14:45-15:00

Q&A

15:00

End

Speakers

Alessia Amighini

Co-head, Asia Center, Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI)

Eyck Freymann

DPhil in Area Studies (China), University of Oxford

Alicia García-Herrero

Senior Fellow

Zhang Xiaotong

Professor, Institute of Belt and Road Initiative & Global Governance, Fudan University

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Matilda Sevon

[email protected]

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