The Belt and Road Initiative refers to the Silk Road on the Land and the Silk Road on the Sea. This is a synthesis of two concepts, referring to China's development and strategic concept of the Eurasian land and sea. It was the concept of economic cooperation proposed by Xi Jinping, the general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, in September and October 2013, and belongs to the transnational economic belt. This lecture focuses on the goals, implications and resistance of the new Onshore Silk Road initiative.

Outline:
1. From the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the globalization of trade to the specificization of the United States to contain China's strategic goals;
2. China's opening up and the complete transformation of the concept of borderland;
3. The recovery of the concept of the onshore Silk Road and the emergence of the strategic concept of the integration of Eurasia;
4. The connotation and specific actions of railways, trade, economic development zones and financial advances;
5. Resistance faced: the transformation of Europe, the variability of the Middle East, Central Asia and Islamic forces, the Russian factor, and the Korean factor.

Forum speaker:Tang Jintai, director of the Center for Historical and Cultural Studies on both sides of the New York; served for 31 years in the translation and review of texts at the United Nations Headquarters, and amateurs engaged in cross-strait historical and cultural investigations and studies. Research focus: China's modern marine history, the history of Sino-Western maritime exchanges, the formation and development of South Fujian and Hakka people, and the history of Taiwan in the late Ming Dynasty. Works: "Taiwan in the Age of Great Navigation", "Opening the First Man in Taiwan, Zheng Zhilong", "The Millennium Hakka", "The Weinan Maritime Empire" and so on.

  

Activity time:March 26, 2017

Event Location:  Fordham University Manhattan Campus (specific address announced after WeChat registration)