Chinese Global Engagement Abroad: Changing Social, Economic, and Political Configurations


5 - 6 Jul 2019
Council Chamber, 7/F, Lift 13-15, Academic Building, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

There has been significant expansion and globalization of Chinese capital, people, and ideas since the early 2000s. The Chinese government’s “going out” (zou chuqu) policy and more recent Belt and Road Initiative reflect a domestic context of capital over-accumulation, an attempt to ensure adequate supply of raw materials and energy, as well as interest in fostering the global competitiveness of its enterprises. Flows of capital, people, and ideas from China have not only increased, but also greatly diversified over the last two decades to reach fields as diverse as energy, trade, transport, media, education, finance, and so on. If China’s global imprint has been most prominent in the economic or geo-economic fields, the country’s increasing presence also has important social, cultural and political aspects. Hence, this conference will discuss how Chinese global engagements shape new political, economic, and social configurations.

This is an international conference for PhD candidates and post-doctoral researchers.  

The conference will have 4 main panels:

  • Mobility, Networks, Flows of Ideas and Capital
  • Global Markets, Political Economies, and Infrastructures
  • Investments and Infrastructures
  • Global Engagements Abroad, Belt and Road Initiatve and Regional Institutions


Organizers and supporting institutions

This event is co-organised with French Centre for Research on Contemporary China and School of Humanities and Social Science, HKUST.  Please refer to the conference flyer for the full list of supporting institutions.  



Further updates about the event will be posted on the website of French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC).  

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