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Belt & Road
China-CEE relations in the 21st century
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On behalf of Central Europe Association and the Institute for Cultural Relations Policy, it is our cordial pleasure to invite you to our associations’ conference, aiming to give an insight into the future of China and the CEE region in relation to the New Silk Road project.

In 2013, China’s president, Xi Jinping proposed the establishment of the modern equivalent to the ancient trade route, creating a network of railways, roads, pipelines and utility grids that would link China and parts of Asia and Europe. This initiative, the One Belt and One Road (OBOR), contains more than physical connections. It aims to create the world’s largest platform for economic cooperation, including policy, trade and finance, as well as social and cultural partnership.

Approximate Schedule:
15:00 – 15:30 REGISTRATION
15:30 – 15:40 OPENING REMARKS 
15:40 – 17:10 EXPERT PANEL 

Panelists of the expert’s discussion:

– Mr. Viktor Eszterhai (Deputy Director of Research, Pallas Athene Geopolitical Foundation),
– Mr. László Csicsmann (Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and IR, Corvinus University of Budapest – To Be Confirmed),
– Mr. Péter Goreczky (Senior Analyst, Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade)
Moderator: Dániel Varga (Executive Vice President, CEA)

Our invited experts discuss the possible tools at the Central and Eastern European region’s disposal to make this area’s economic wealth equal to or surpass that of Western Europe. What are the possible economic impacts of the implementation of OBOR in the CEE region?

17:10 – 17:30 BREAK 
17:30 – 19:00 DIPLOMATIC PANEL

Panelists of the diplomatic discussion:
– H. E. Mr. Arian Spasse (Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Albania – To Be Confirmed),
– H. E. Mr. Juraj Chmiel (Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic),
– Mr. Péter Ákos Bod (former Director of the Hungarian National Bank)
Moderator: ICRP Associate

With the help of invited diplomats, we examine the situation of China and Europe in the new world order: what are the processes observed in foreign affairs, are we witnessing globalization or deglobalization? Is China an emerging adverse power to the EU or an eventual trading and investment partner? These are the questions, dilemmas and challenges to which we are looking to find answers and solutions at our event.

19:00 – 19:15 BREAK
19:15 – 20:30 GUEST SPEAKERS

– Open to anyone wishing to participate in the conference with a previously approved abstract of a paper to be presented about the China-CEE relations.

Venue of the Conference: Corvinus University of Budapest, ”C’ Building, Auditorium IX. (1093 Budapest, Közraktár street 2-4.)

Please be advised that registration is required. In order to participate, we kindly ask you to register yourself here:

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