Culture, Corporate and Business (CCB) Seminar Series
The Belt Road Initiatives in the Context of the Trade Disputes
Research Institute of Maritime Silk-Road
Peking University HSBC Business School
25 June 2019
On Tuesday, 25 June 2019, the CCB executives had the distinct pleasure of attending a workshop on the most talked about topics of 2019 – China’s Belt-Road Initiative and the Sino-US Trade War. The workshop at the UK Campus of Peking University is entitled “The Belt Road Initiatives in the context of the trade disputes” which is organized by the Research Institute of Maritime Silk-Road of Peking University HSBC Business School. The workshop featured keynote speeches from 4 distinguished academics who are experts on the Belt Road Initiative and the Sino-US trade war.
The first speaker is the eminent Malaysian-American economist, Professor Wing Thye Woo from University of California Davis. He gave an enlightening talk titled “The Belt Road Initiatives in the Context of US-China Trade Disputes”. His talk focused mainly on the economics behind the Sino-US trade disputes – the factors contributing to the trade disputes, how to resolve the trade disputes, and how this trade dispute affect the implementation of the Belt Road Initiative.
The second speaker is the distinguished Professor of Economics from Peking University, and the Honorary Director of the Centre for Human and Economic Development studies, Professor Mingquan Liu. Professor Liu gave an informative talk entitled, “The Trade War, BRI, and Europe: The case of the Eurasian Rail Landbridge”. In his talk, he used the case study on the Eurasian Rail landscape to exemplify the effects of the Sino-US trade war on the liberalization of trade and investments, the improvements in transport and ICT infrastructure, as well as the breakdown of the East-West divide. Professor Liu also talked about how the Belt Road Initiative could contribute positively to these factors.
The third speaker is the renowned Professor Xiao Geng, from Peking University HSBC Business School, and the Director of the Research Institute of Maritime Silk-Road. Professor Geng gave an illuminating talk on “The Role of HKSAR and the Great Bay Area in China’s Integration with Europe and Countries along the Maritime Silk-Road”. In particular, he focused on the very important role that Hong Kong as well as the other cities in the Great Bay Area could play in China’s implementation of the Belt Road Initiative and how these cities, forming its own economic ecosystem could serve to integrate China with Europe and the other countries who are a part of the Belt Road Initiative.
The final speaker is the esteemed Professor from Peking University HSBC Business School – Shenzhen, Professor Hai Feng Huang. Professor Huang is an expert on Green Economy and economic transition. He very kindly shared with his expertise in environmental protection and sustainability in the light of the implementation of the Belt Road Initiative in his talk entitled, “Integrating Sustainable Development Goals into the Belt Road Initiative by means of Green Products and Manufacturing”.
It was an informative, enlightening, and engaging workshop where the executives had the chance to interact with experts on the Belt Road Initiative and the Sino-US trade war. It was an exciting opportunity for everyone to interact with each other and exchange ideas with on issues covering economics, sustainability, and politics. It was such a wonderful learning experience for all and the executives were very honored to be given this unique opportunity to learn more about the Belt Road Initiative and the Sino-US trade war.
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