CYCLE ECONOMIES EMERGENTES
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
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.