SOAS University of London

Centre of Contemporary Central Asia & the Caucasus

China’s One Belt, One Road Strategy: Competition, Collaboration and Convergence in the Greater Eurasian Region

Date: 6 July 2016Time: 3:00 PM

Finishes: 6 July 2016Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Khalili Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Workshop




15:00 – 15:20 Introduction
15:20 – 16:50 Session 1: Economics, Energy and Infrastructure
Yuka Kobayashi (SOAS) OBOR: China's Economic Strategy and Political Vision
Li Ronglin (Nankai University)   South-South Cooperation: China and Central Asia
Kerry Brown (Kings College, London) OBOR as Xi Jinping's grand foreign policy narrative 
16:50 – 17:10 Tea
17:10 – 18:40 Session 2: Security and Geopolitics  
Yevgeniy Khon, Almaty, Kazakhstan – Regional Cooperation Structures: OBOR, SCO, Eurasian Economic Union
R. Pantucci (RUSI) – Emerging security architecture in the region
B. Dave (SOAS) – Local perspectives on China in the border regions (Russian Far East and Kazakhstan)
18:40 – 19:00 Concluding discussion
19:00 Reception


The event is free and open to the public. To reserve your place by 4 July please email Peter Morton at  

Organiser: Centre of Contemporary Central Asia and the Caucasus, in collaboration with SOAS China Institute

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