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China and the Progress on One Belt One Road
Tuesday 31 January 2017, 9h00-10h30, 75007 Paris 

Chaired by Christophe Destais, Deputy-Director of the CEPII



  • Chen Bo, Professor at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Research Asssociate of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and Consultant at the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council

  • Jean-François di Meglio President of the Asia Centre - Discussant




The One Belt, One Road (abbreviated OBOR) is a development framework, proposed in 2013 by Chinese leader Xi Jinping, that focuses on connectivity and cooperation among countries between the People's Republic of China and the rest of Eurasia. It has two main components, the land-based "Silk Road Economic Belt" (SREB) and the "Maritime Silk Road" (MSR). The actual consistency of the framework remains however somewhat blurry, so is its strategic significance. In this talk, Dr. Chen will introduce and analyze the causes, primary intentions, challenges as well as the prospect of OBOR. His ideas and analysis will be discussed by Jean-François di Meglio, a careful and  knowledgeable observer of Chinese policies.

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