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Great Game, Development Push, Or Red Elephants? Behind China’s Global Infrastructure Geopolitics
April 11, 2016 - 13:30-15:30
In recent years we have witnessed a dramatic surge in China’s foreign investment, particularly dedicated to large infrastructural projects around the world. The portfolio of Chinese companies now includes everything from roads and water dams to bullet trains, high-speed Internet, and satellite systems.
All policy fields, from development assistance to security policy, seem to be affected. What motivations and factors are behind this development? What does China’s leadership want to achieve with pushing for the establishment of the modern Silk Road?
Venue: DIIS, Auditorium, Copenhagen, Denmark