WHOSE BELT AND ROAD? THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT AND ENTERPRISES:
A Case Study of China Railway Express
Speaker: Dr. MA Bin, Associate Professor at the Institute of International Studies, Fudan University
Host: Yunheng Zhou, a Associate Professor at the School of Public Affairs, Zhejiang University
Venue: Room 616, School of Public Affairs, Zijingang Campus
The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has attracted much attention from the international community since it was proposed. The current discussions on the BRI tend to focus on its impact at macro level, although the BRI involves many different participants in different kinds of projects and at different levels in different regions. This study focuses on specific cases in the areas of facility connectivity and overseas investment, exploring basic positions and policy choices of different actors such as governments, businesses and social organizations. It provides insights into the role played by the Chinese government and enterprises, their modes of functions, and the main challenges they face. It suggests that the relationship between governments and enterprises is crucial and directly affects the actual performance of the BRI projects.
Dr. Bin MA, an Associate Professor at the Institute of International Studies, Fudan University, Swire Academic Visitor at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford (2019-2020), Visiting Scholar at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University (USA, 2013-2014). He received his PhD from Fudan University and focuses on the topics like foreign assistance and international development, Sino-Russian relations, Great Power Relations in Central Asia, and especially on the issues of BRI, China Railway Express and infrastructure connectivity between China and Europe, FDI and political risks in recent years, had published two books and lots of academic papers and comments in Chinese and English.
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