A changing face of China in Latin America and Africa: From economic statecraft to complex multilateralism?
Welcome to this breakfast seminar on China's role in Africa and Latin America.
Photo: A Chinese construction site in El Salvador by Benedicte Bull.
Video recording of the seminar
By Xiangming Chen:
- Slide presentation: The presentation on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)
- Article: Connectivity: Has the China – Europe Freight Train Become a Winning Run?
- Article: “Corridor -ising” impact along the Belt and Road: Is the newly operational China- Laos Railway a game-changer?
China is increasing its presence in Africa and Latin America, through the roll-out of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). However, the means and actors involved are changing.
In this seminar we invite Xiangming Chen, a renowned scholar on BRI-related issues, to share his insights and discuss and compare those changes and the implications for sustainable transformations in the two regions. Xiangming is a guest researcher at the Research Council of Norway (RCN) funded project “Moving up the value chain: Intermediation in industrial upgrading in the Pearl River Delta” and Fudan European Centre for China Studies (FECCS), Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, UiO.
- Lecture by Xiangming Chen, Professor and the Director of Urban Studies, Trinity College (USA), and Guest Professor, Fudan University (China).
- Discussion with Benedicte Bull and Dan Banik, Professors of the Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo.
- Moderator: Chunrong Liu, managing director of the Fudan-European Centre for China Studies.
Please note that the event will be recorded. A light breakfast will be served from 08:30, and the seminar will take place from 09:00 to 10:30.
Registration closes Friday 3 June at 10:00.
The seminar is co-organized by University of Oslo and the Fudan-European Centre for China Studies. It is a part of a series of seminars organized by MultiChina, an ongoing research project funded by the Research Council of Norway at the Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), University of Oslo.