Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
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100F Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford St., Cambridge

China Project Seminar

The Harvard-China Project on Energy, Economy and Environment presents "Unpacking China’s Belt and Road Initiative and Its Energy and Environmental Implications" with Prof. Weidong Liu, Professor in Economic Geography; Assistant Director and Chair, Center for the Belt and Road Initiative, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Science.

Abstract: China’s Belt and Road initiative (BRI) is a call for an open and inclusive model of cooperative economic, political and cultural exchange (i.e. inclusive globalization) that draws on the deep-seated meanings of the ancient Silk Roads. This Initiative reflects China’s rise as a global power, and its industrial redeployment, increased outward investment and need to diversify energy sources and routes. The BRI involves infrastructure building and economic cooperation as well as the development of new multilateral financial instruments, which will help to extend the march of modernization and poverty reduction to emerging countries. This alternative globalization path is likely to change existing international division of labor, and thus has profound implications for managing energy and related environmental issues in China.

Co-sponsored by China Project, Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies.

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Tiffany Chan

Harvard University
Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Phone: (617) 495-0368

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