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The Belt and Road Initiative: China’s International Development Strategy for the 21st Century

Chatham House, London, UK


Prof. Edward K Y Chen, President, Qianhai Institute for Innovative Research, Shenzhen; Chairman, School of Professional and Continuing Education, Hong Kong University
Chair: Rod Wye, Associate Fellow, Asia Programme, Chatham House


The speaker will argue that China's Belt and Road initiative is a long-term international economic, social and political development strategy in the face of rapidly changing geo-politics, geo-economics and geo-finance in the past decade. This initiative is also important for China to meet the challenges of the middle-income trap, the new normal growth, RMB internationalization and capital go global. He will make the case that, given the region’s complex – and at times tense – politics, China is likely to strive for a gradual, accommodating and proactive approach, but not a domineering one.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.