Jointly organized by
- University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany | Institute of East Asian Studies
- FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany | CEAMeS
- University of Westminster, London, UK | Westminster Business School and Contemporary China Centre (CCC)
This workshop will provide a forum to explore the economic issues, challenges and responses to conflicting trends of greater interconnection and isolation, which are shaping the world economy. We will consider key questions such as, is the current trade dispute between China and the US the beginning of a new era of de-globalization? Alternatively, will the Chinese-led Belt and Road Initiative promote the greater interconnections via infrastructure development and reduced trade costs?
Keynote Speaker: Professor Kerry Brown, King’s College, University of London
We are also welcoming a range of speakers from institutions across Europe: