Belt and Road: Why the Chinese Model Is Winning in South and Southeast Asia

China's Belt and Road initiative has sparked plenty of controversy: Chinese players will control more than 50 ports across its route, suggesting to some critics an empire in the making. But it is also having a multiplier effect in economic development: infrastructure development is igniting financial modernization and more. What are the economic and political consequences, and where are the biggest opportunities? The EastWest Institute's Lora Saalman will moderate the discussion with author of High-Speed Empire Will Doig, Belt and Road investor Zubaid Ahmad, and infrastructure investor Peng Li, to explore the benefits and costs of China's New Silk Road. 
Speakers: Zubaid Ahmad, Will Doig, Peng Li, Lora Saalman
Wednesday, June 20, 6:30-8:00 PM
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