Think Tank
The Belt and Road Initiative Amid New World Conditions. Speakers

On May 7, at 11:00, the Valdai Discussion Club, in partnership with the Centre for Russian Studies at the East China Normal University (Shanghai), will host an online conference, titled “Economic Consequences of Coronavirus: The Belt and Road Initiative Amid New World Conditions.”


  • Feng Shaolei, Professor, Director of Center for Russian Studies, Director of Center for Co-development with Neighboring Countries, East China Normal University, Shanghai;

  • Adil Kaukenov, Director of the Centre for Chinese Studies (Kazakhstan);

  • Alexander Lomanov, Chief Researcher at the Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), RAS;

  • Fyodor Lukyanov, Research Director of the Valdai Discussion Club;

  • Djoomart Otorbaev, Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic in 2014–2015 (Kyrgyzstan);

  • QU Wenyi, Professor, Center for Russian Studies, East China Normal University, Shanghai;

  • Wang Gangyi, Senior Fellow, Academy of Contemporary China and World Studies, Former Vice President, China International Publishing Group;

  • Zhang Yansheng, Senior Research Fellow of the Academic Committee of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), and Principal Researcher of the China Centre for International Economic Exchanges (Beijing).