Five years after China launched the "Belt and Road Initiative", many countries have joined as partners or members of its main financing institution, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Many projects are being developed around the world to improve mutual connectivity. However, China is increasingly under pressure, most notably through the tariffs imposed by Donald Trump, who criticises Beijing’s expansionist practices and ambition to become a global technology leader. Which impact is the trade war with the US having on China? What are the prospects for the Belt and Road Initiative, and what do the BRI’s foreign stakeholders risk in a trade war? Is anything likely to change between Washington and Beijing?
Wu Xiaoqiu, Vice President, Renmin University of China
WANG Wen, Executive Dean, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, and Vice president of Silk Road School, Renmin University of China
Alessia Amighini, Co-Head Asia Centre, ISPI and University of Piemonte Orientale
Axel Berkofsky, Co-Head Asia Center, ISPI and University of Pavia
Carlo Secchi, Vice President, ISPI
The Lecture will be held in English.
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