China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Connecting The World
|Dates:||20 April 2018|
|Times:||15:00 - 18:00|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students, General public|
The Society for Anglo Chinese Understanding invites to a panel discussion on China’s Belt and Road - or 21st Century Silk Road - Initiative, which has been hailed as “the greatest economic development project ever undertaken” and is of huge significance in redefin-ing China’s place in the world. It opens a new meeting ground for diverse civilisa-tions, potentially reawakening the Eurasian super-continent to rebalance the global land-scape.
The panel will discuss the economic, intercultural and geopolitical dimensions of the scheme, weighing its globally transformative potential and considering how we in Britain should be responding. With two panel members recently returned from a business tour of Pakistan, the experience of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor will also be addressed.
Panel: Professor Michael Wood, University of Manchester; historian, writer, broadcaster and presenter of the BBC’s The Story of China, Keith Bennett, Vice-Chairman of The 48 Group Club Shao Zheng, Counsellor for Policy Analysis and Strategic Planning, Chinese Embassy to the United Kingdom Hon. Alderman Mushtaq Lasharie CBE, Former Councillor and Deputy Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Chairman Third World Solidarity
Welcome address: Afzal Khan CBE, MP for Manchester Gorton; also contributing: Rhys Whal-ley, Manchester China Forum
Supported by : Chinese Economics Asso-ciation, Third World Solidarity and The Confucius Institute at The University of Manchester
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