Conference, « China’s Belt and Road Initiative: A Catalyst for Economic, Financial, and Good Governance Reforms? » , 24 avril 2018

The Tsinghua University Sino-French Research Centre and the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy are pleased to invite you to a conference with Jean-François Huchet, Shi Zhiqin and Wang Xinsong :

« China’s Belt and Road Initiative:
A Catalyst for Economic, Financial, and Good Governance Reforms? »

April 24, 2018 – 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Carnegie-Tsinghua Center
Sohu Internet Plaza 1
Zhongguancun East Road, Building 9, Suite 402

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JeanFrançoisHuchet site CFCJean-François Huchet

Jean-François Huchet is vice-chancellor for research, director of the Centre for Asian Studies, and professor of economics at the National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations in Paris.


Shi_Zhiqin_color2Shi Zhiqin

Shi Zhiqin is a resident scholar at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, where he runs the China-EU Relations program and the China-NATO dialogue series.


ShiZhiqin site CFCWang Xinsong

Wang Xinsong is an associate professor at the Beijing Normal University School of Social Development and Public Policy. His recent research focuses on the political risks of China’s overseas investments and their impact on the governance of developing countries.


Since its unveiling in 2013, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has developed into a sweeping global project with profound implications for the international financial system, China’s own growth model, and governance in China and in countries along the Belt. The cornerstone of President Xi Jinping’s effort to reposition China as a global economic leader, the BRI has the potential to deepen international integration and alter financial standards and good governance practices.

Despite China’s promises of communal contributions and shared benefits, many in the West remain uncertain whether the BRI will reform or merely maintain preexisting norms and values. To what extent will the new China-backed financial institutions, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and New Development Bank, compete with the traditional Bretton-Woods organizations? And how will the internationalization of China’s economy shape the nation’s domestic financial systems? Finally, how can China promote transparency and accountability within and beyond its borders as the BRI develops?

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Table ronde : « La perception de la Chine dans la Françafrique » – Centre Tsinghua Carnegie – 03 avril 2013

In recent years, China has supplanted the United States as Africa’s largest trading partner and claims significant investments in francophone Africa. As China’s footprint on the continent grows along with its domestic energy requirements, its quest for natural resources brings it into contact with varying African governments, companies, and local populations. This presence has naturally resulted in diverse public perception of China in francophone Africa, and holds broader implications for Beijing’s relations with France and on the African continent. The pending roundtable discussion will serve to highlight that public perception and use it as a lens to examine evolving Sino-French relations and China’s presence in Africa more broadly.

The Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy and Tsinghua Sino-French Center cordially invites you to attend a roundtable discussion with Professor Jean-Pierre Dozon. The event, “Perception of China in Francophone Africa”, will take place on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy from 3:30 to 5:30 PM. Carnegie-Tsinghua’s Zhang Chuanjie will moderate the roundtable. It will be open to public and dinner reception will be held at 18:00 p.m. after the discussion.

Professor Jean-Pierre Dozon is a resident historian and anthropologist of Franco-African relations at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences based in Paris, France. Dozon’s academic foci include the development of Sino-African diplomatic relations and the links between religious movements and state power in Africa.

The Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy hopes you will be able to join us at this event. The Carnegie-Tsinghua Center’s contact information and address are attached. If you have any questions, please contact: Liang Xiao 15210563916 Email: cecilialx1991@gmail.com

Working Languages: Chinese, French

Time: April 3, 2013 3:30-5:30 PM

Event: Public Perception of China in Francophone Africa

Discussants (in alphabetical order):

Cai Hua, Institute of Sociology and Anthropology, Peking University

Mao Xiaojing, Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation

Aurélien Boucher, Center of Sino-French Research in Humanities and Social Sciences, Tsinghua University

Sun Xiaomeng, School of Asian and African Languages, Beijing Foreign Studies University

Wang Kun, French Department, Beijing Foreign Studies University