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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Seminar : « Terrorism risk and counter-terrorism policies along One Belt One Road » – 8 June 2017

The Tsinghua University Sino-French Research Centre and the Department of International Relations of Tsinghua University are pleased to invite you to a seminar on terrorism risk and counter-terrorism policies along One Belt One Road.

Speakers :

Marc Julienne (INALCO,  French Foundation for Strategic Research)

Shen Xiaochen (Tsinghua University),

Chair :

Shi Zhiqin, Professor and Dean of the International Relations Department of Tsinghua University, co-director of the Tsinghua University Sino-French Research Center

Marc Julienne : « Risk in Terrorism perspective along ‘Belt & Road' »

China’s Belt and Road (B&R) initiatives bring a new momentum and new opportunities for economic development and cooperation among states. However, these initiatives come with many challenges, the security risk ranking among the most prominent ones. With Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asian countries in the front line of the Silk Road Economic Belt, the terrorist risk should not be overlooked, especially with the attempts by al Qaeda, the Islamic State, and local jihadist groups to strengthen their foothold in the region. Therefore, China is dealing with those risks through various bilateral and multilateral cooperation frameworks. We will first attempt to assess the risks posed by these terrorist organizations, and then analyze China’s strategy to protect the B&R from those risks.

Marc Julienne

Marc Julienne is a PhD Candidate at the National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO, Paris) and Resident Associate Fellow at the Foundation for Strategic Research (FRS) in Paris . He is currently Visiting Scholar at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences.

Shen Xiaochen: « The Counter-Extremist Dilemma in Contemporary Europe–from the Perspective of Identity Crisis »

How to deal with an unknown enemy and the urgency of the social extremism and terrorism in contemporary world require all related states to react immediately. However, there is not yet a solid convincing and unanimous explanation of where these threats came from or how it evolved. This research argues that the counter-extremism dilemma has indeed become a more serious security challenge to both ends of the Belt and Road Initiative, which are China and Europe. Such counter-extremism dilemma has also brought about a series of policy problems. From the lens of domestic identity crisis and the European case, this research first discusses the limitations of current counter-extremist/terrorist theories and policies, analyzing the occurrence and escalation of the “cumulative extremism” mechanism. It subsequently explores the basic standards of effective counter-extremist measures.

 Shen Xiaochen

Shen Xiaochen is a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of International Relations of Tsinghua University.

Thursday, 8 June 2017, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Tsinghua University

Mingzhai Building 明斋楼

Room 349A

The seminar will be held in English and Chinese.