Blue China: Implications for Europe of China's Maritime Silk Road

kutsutilaisuus · At the Seminar Hall Arkadiankatu 23, entrance H (inner courtyard), Helsinki · 25.04.2018 10:00 - 11:30

kutsutilaisuus

In November 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping launched the Maritime Silk Road (MSR) initiative during a state visit to Indonesia. The Maritime Silk Road is about geopolitics and influence, but Europeans should not overlook the importance of the ‘blue economy’ for China, nor should they dismiss the Maritime Silk Road as simply an exercise of public diplomacy. In fact, Chinese actions already affect European interests in areas such as maritime trade and shipbuilding, as well as through emerging growth niches in the blue economy, the global presence of the Chinese Navy and geopolitics and the global competition for influence. This seminar will address what China has already achieved and highlights the maritime areas where China is set to grow in importance in the next five years.

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Bart Gaens

Opening remarks and Chair

Bart Gaens

Project Director, Senior Research Fellow, Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Blue China: Implications for Europe of China’s Maritime Silk Road - Bart Gaens
Mathieu Duchâtel

Speaker

Mathieu Duchâtel

Deputy Director, Senior Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations
Blue China: Implications for Europe of China’s Maritime Silk Road - Mathieu Duchatel
Marcin Kaczmarski

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Marcin Kaczmarski

Senior Research Fellow, Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Blue China: Implications for Europe of China’s Maritime Silk Road - Marcin Kaczmarski

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