On January 9th 2017, VEPR’s Chinese Economic and Strategic Studies (VCES) and The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) of the Institute of World Economics and Politics (IWEP) organized a Seminar on Chinese Economic and Strategic Research No.16: “Infrastructure Strategic Connectivity between China and ASEAN under the framework of ‘One Belt, One Road'”.
The Seminar attracted the participation of scholars, experts in the field of economics, politics, foreign affairs from institutes; lecturers, students from universities across Ha Noi.
Speaker at the seminars is Prof. David Lampton from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (USA) – “Infrastructure Strategic Connectivity between China and ASEAN under the framework of ‘One Belt, One Road’ ”.
Dr. Nguyen Binh Giang- Deputy Director of the Institute of World Economics and Politics (IWEP), Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences and Dr. Pham Sy Thanh, Director of VEPR’s Chinese Economic and Strategic Studies (VCES) made a speech to begin the seminar.
Seminar on Chinese Economic and Strategic Research No.16 is an event in the series of seminars on Chinese Economy and Strategic Research organized twice a month by VEPR’s Chinese Economic Studies Program (VCES) with the aims to create a platform for national and international researchers to share the research; thus establish a network of research exchange on Chinese economics, politics, foreign affairs, social and security.
Prof. David Lampton – key speaker at the seminar shared his experience on some of the issues: current situation of world and regional economy; current situation on trade, investment, transport between China and South East Asian countries, especially in strategic connection in railway infrastructure which is under the framework of “One belt, one road”; the impacts of politics on multilateral relations; the prospect of strategic cooperation in infrastructure in the region and opportunities and threats for Viet Nam.
The discussion thereafter was lively; with the focus on evaluating the role of Viet Nam in this strategic cooperation, especially in railway connection between Viet Nam and South east Asian countries; the prospect of strategic connection between China- ASEAN; the relationship among America- China- ASEAN- Viet Nam under the presidency of Donald Trump; analysis of the impact of strategic infrastructure cooperation on Viet Nam and policy implication for Viet Nam.