During this masterclass Prof. Dr. Ching Lin Pang will talk about her research on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI, a development strategy adopted by the Chinese government) and discuss the role of China in today’s world, focusing on themes such as Conflict & Security, Human Rights and Development.
Prof. Dr. Ching Lin Pang is anthropologist at the University of Antwerp and KU Leuven. Her research focuses on migration, interculturalism and international relations (China, Europe, US).
China's international influence
When the Chinese President Xi Jinping took office in 2013 he promised the Chinese Dream: the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. In the past years China’s international influence has increased. Jinping blocked sanctions against Assad in Syria, played an important role in the talks between the US and North-Korea and expanded the military activities in Africa. What role does Xi Jinping’s China (want to) play on the world stage? And how far do Xi Jinping’s plans reach?
This masterclass will be moderated by Prof. Dr. Marijk van der Wende.
More masterclasses on the Contested Global Order
This is the first masterclass in a series of three on the contested global order. Trump, Erdogan and Xi: a generation of powerful but unpredictable leaders has brought new levels of uncertainty to the world stage. The US seems to be disregarding traditional allies, China is playing an ever more active role in world politics, and Turkey is acting with increasing hostility toward the West.