Dr. Shirley Yu, Fellow, Ash Center, Harvard Kennedy School; Associate, Lau China Institute, Kings College London
Chair: Professor Kerry Brown, Associate Fellow, Asia-Pacific Programme, Chatham House
The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), China’s grand strategy from 2013 until 2050, is arguably a strategic attempt to establish a China-led regional order. Conceptualized as a two-pronged strategy, the BRI seeks to both maximise engagement with China’s economic growth and build a ‘community of common destiny’.
At this event, the speaker will discuss the potential for China to simultaneously achieve these economic and sociopolitical objectives. While the economic goals may be empirically achievable, the speaker will discuss China’s vision for a new world order, prescribed by Confucius and communist ideals, to examine whether and how this might be realised. With Brexit imminent and a desire in the UK to engage more with China economically, she will also outline why BRI is one of the most important yet complex frameworks to navigate.
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Programme Administrator, Asia-Pacific Programme
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Topics：China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)
Department/Project：Asia-Pacific Programme Geopolitics and Governance Trade, Investment and Economics
Regions and Themes： Asia-Pacific China