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.”
Will closing borders between neighbours become a stress test of economic interdependence? What are the prospects for the further development of regional infrastructure interconnections? How will the new world situation affect the Belt and Road initiative and Eurasia as a whole?
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).
Timofei Bordachev, Programme Director of the Valdai Discussion Club.
Working languages: Russian, Chinese