B01&C01 International Workshop: China’s High-speed Railways in Southeast Asia: The Political Economy of Regional Connectivity

Date: February 22-23, 2018
Venue: GRIPS Conference Room 4A
Language: English

Thursday 22 February 2018

13:00-14:00 Keynote Presentation, The BRI and the politics of infrastructure: crisis, class and politics, by Kanishka Jayasuriya, Professor of Politics and International studies, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia

14:00-15:15 Theorising China’s High-speed Rail Diplomacy: Geo-developmentalism and Win-win by Gerald Chan, Professor of Politics and International Relations, School of Social Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand

15:15-16:30 Motivation behind China’s ‘Belt and Road’ Initiatives and Establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank by Hong Yu, Senior Research Fellow, East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore

Friday 23 February 2018

10:30-12:00 China’s High-speed Railway Diplomacy in Southeast Asia by Dragan Pavlicevic, Lecturer in China Studies, Xi’an Jiaotong–Liverpool University, China

13:30-15:00 From Competition to Coercion: China-led High-Speed Railway Initiative in Thailand during Yingluck and Prayuth Governments by Trin Aiyara, PhD student, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)

15:00-16:00 Concluding discussion