Japan and China in Central Asia: Competing Visions or Complementary Influences?
Christopher Len, Executive Editor, China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly and Research Fellow, Institute for Security and Development Policy, Stockholm
Chair: Rod Wye, Associate Fellow, Asia Programme, Chatham House
The speaker will discuss Japan's engagement with Central Asia since 1991 and will compare Tokyo's objectives and interests in the region with those of Beijing. He will argue that both Japan and China will play an essential role in the creation of a new Silk Road in Central Asia.