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China’s Quest to Protect Its Interests Overseas
February 8, 2021 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Based on his book, “Protecting China’s Interests Overseas: Securitization and Foreign Policy,” Andrea Ghiselli, assistant professor at the School of International Relations and Public Affairs at Fudan University, offers insights into the dynamics of foreign policy making in today’s China, and to prompt considerations regarding how we understand China’s rise.
Ghiselli describes how Chinese presence grew in unstable regions such as the Middle East and North Africa, analyzes how Chinese policy elites understand the protection of overseas interests, and discusses how the Chinese government’s approach to this problem evolved over time, leading to the creation of new institutions and the launching of new policy initiatives. The talk will be moderated by Professor Victor Shih.