London Summit 2018

China's Belt and Road Initiative: Threat, Opportunity, or Both?

London Summit 2018

China's Belt and Road Initiative: Threat, Opportunity, or Both?

The White House is really turning up the heat on President Xi Jinping, and in response China is increasingly looking to Europe. But is Europe prepared to reciprocate? In 2018, private discussions within the EU have raised concerns on China’s Belt and Road Initiative as a potential obstacle to free trade because it might give an unfair advantage to Chinese companies. Is America's protectionist trade and economic policies toward Asia and Europe enough to force the rival powers into closer relationship? And if so, who wins and who ends up wishing things had turned out differently?

Speakers

Moderator

Amy Celico

Principal, China Practice, Albright Stonebridge Group

 

Speakers

Karim Al-Wadi

Board Member, Beltway Group (One Belt One Road)

 

Evelyn Farkas

President, Farkas Global Strategies; Senior Fellow, German Marshall Fund and CNA

 

Guo Chentao

Counsellor and Head of Policy and Research Section, Chinese Embassy to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

 

Ekaterina Miroshnik

Director, Head of Infrastructure, Russia and Central Asia, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

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