programme

China's "One Belt, One Road" Global Strategy:

Implications, Prospects and Constraints

 

Aalborg University, January 19 - 20, 2017

Venue: Create Building, room 4.105, Aalborg University, City Campus, Rendsburgsgade 14, 9000 Aalborg

 

Day 1 - january 19

Session 1

9:00 - 9:30 Registration, Canteen area outside room 4.105

9:30 - 10:15, ROOM: 4.105

chaired by Li xing

9:30 - 9:45 Opening Remark by Marianne Rostgaard, Head of Department of Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University
9:45 - 10:00 Topical note by Hu Yi, Director of the Political Section, The Chinese Embassy to Denmark
10:00 - 10:15 Topical note by Søren Bindesbøll, Senior Advisor / Policy Expert, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark

Keynote presentation 10:15 - 11:45, room 4.105

Chaired by Thorsten Budde Haensel

10:15 - 11:00 Sarah Kirchberger: China’s Search for a New International Role and What It Means for Europe (30 min presentation, 15 min discussion)
11:00 - 11:15 Collective photo
11:15 - 12:00 Li Xing: A Theoretical Approach to Understanding the Multi-facets of China’s “One Belt One Road” Strategy
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

 

Day 1 - January 19

Session 2A

13:00 - 16:00, room 4.105

Chaired by Li Xing

(25 min presentation, 15 min discussion)

13:00 - 13:40 Feng Yuan: One Belt, One Road Strategy and China’s multilayer Multilateralism
13:40 - 14:20 Peng Bo: Belt and Road Strategy and China’s Regional Leadership in Asia: Opportunities, Challenges and Prospects
14:20 - 14:40 Coffee break
14:40 - 15:20 Carsten Boyer Thøgersen: The “One Belt – One Road” Initiative and the Foreign Policy Concept of “义” and “利”. Seen in the Context of China’s World Analysis since 1946.
15:20 - 16:00

Paulo Duarte: China’s momentum: the One Belt One Road triple’s securitization

 

Day 1 January 19

Session 2B

13:00 - 16:00, ROOM 5.125

Chaired by ane bislev 

(25 min presentation, 15 min discussion)

13:00 - 13:40

Laurids Lauridsen: Can two tigers occupy the same mountain? Regional competition and railway diplomacy in Thailand.

13:40 - 14:20

Jesper Zeuthen: Strategies and Minerals: why do Chinese mining enterprises invest overseas?

14:20 - 14:40 Coffee break
14:40 - 15:20 Ritika Passi: OBOR: Where the economics stop and the geopolitics begin
15:20 - 16:00 Wu Fuzuo: Geopolitical Competition and Cooperation: Sino-Indian Relations in the Context of “One Belt, One Road”

 

18:00 - 20:00

Conference dinner at Restaurant Huameng Østerågade 3, 9000 Aalborg

(for paper presenters and invited guests only)

 

Day 2 - January 20

Session 3A

9:00 - 12:40, room 4.105

Chaired by Peng Bo

(25 min presentation, 15 min discussion)

9:00 - 9:40 Nie Yuxi: China’s Policies on Social Media Messaging - Reviewing Xinhua News Agency’s posts on One Belt One Road initiative
9:40 - 10:20

Agniya Chistyakova: The Chinese language as a tool of “soft power” in the project of the Economic belt of the Silk Road

10:20 - 11:00 Huang Rihan: On China's Smart Power: How to tell the Chinese Story
11:00 - 10:20 Coffee break
11:20 - 12:00

Zheng Xiaowen: Conceptualizing B&R Initiative as rising China’s public Good --Taking Interdependent Hegemony as an Analytical Tool

11:20 - 12:00

Zhang Jie: Framing the five breakthrough points of implementing the ‘Belt and Road’ initiative

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

 

Day 2 - January 20

session 3B

9:00 - 12:40, room: 3.329

Chaired by Jesper Zeuthen

(25 min presentation, 15 min discussion)

9:00 - 9:40

Murad Ali: China’s One Belt, One Road initiative: Prospects and challenges for Pakistan

9:40 - 10:20

Wolfgang Zank: The Eurasian Economic Union: Stepping Stone or Road-Block for the “New Silk Road

10:20 - 11:00 Xu Yao: China's One Belt One Road Initiative and the Governance of International Investment
11:00 - 11:20 Coffee break
11:20 - 12:00 Ewa Rzanna: The KMT economy – Taiwan as a model for the PRC’s OBOR strategy.
12:00 - 12:40

Neil Renwick: US-China Relations 'Trumped'? OBOR and the Maritime Silk Road in a New Age of American Nationalism

12:40 - 13:40 Lunch

 

Day 2 - January 20

Session 4

13:40 - 14:40, room 3.107

Chaired by Li Xing

13:40 - 14:40 Collective discussion on publication