China came up with its One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative in 2013, and during the last four years, it has displayed its willingness to follow through on its plans. It is gaining traction as more and more countries from around the world are joining OBOR. This was evident in the May 2017 meeting in Beijing where the Chinese President called it the “project of the century”. The OBOR is now being renamed as Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to overcome the limitations of the earlier nomenclature, “One belt one road”, because it is expected to involve many roads and many belts.
Venue: An der Schillingbrücke 4, 10243 Berlin, Deutschland
Date: August 11, 2017
The conference seeks to understand different aspects of OBOR/BRI, in general, and its flagship programme, CPEC, in particular. It seeks answers to following questions.
- How are OBOR and CPEC being viewed in the South Asian region? How are they received by the people?
- What are their long-term impact on economy, society, and politics at the internal level? Does CPEC fuel regional rivalries and destabilise the region?
- What impact CPEC has on the human rights situation in Balochistan?
- What are the perspectives of European scholars and analysts on OBOR and especially CPEC?
- What is the Baloch perspective on CPEC?