IIPPE China Workshop 2020 – 02: China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in Latin America and the Case of Brazil (5 Sept 20)
The webinar is now available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDqBe6mZYso&feature=youtu.be
The presentation file can be downloaded at the bottom of this post.
China’s flagship project Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) aims to promote ‘mutual benefit’ in its overseas investments but has been subject to intense scrutiny and even suspicion. For countries which need capital investments in infrastructure and export trade to support internal accumulation, does BRI pose a debt trap or opportunity?
Elias Jabbour, Professor at the School of Economics of the State University of Rio de Janeiro (FCE-UERJ), will present on China’s BRI in Latin America in the webinar on 5 September and talk specifically on Brazil in the latter part of the session. His webinar will start with the introduction of a theoretical analysis of China’s political economy including the launch of the BRI in 2013, followed by the dynamics of Chinese investments in Latin America and the geopolitical tensions attached to this dynamic, and finally, the relations between Brazil and China and the current political and economic situation in Brazil.
Marxist economist blogger Michael Roberts, author of The Long Depression and World in Crisis, will discuss with Elias after the presentation. The audience are welcome to join the debate in the Q&A session.
Registered attendees will be sent a list of recommended readings to prepare for the webinar. It is a free event, but spaces are limited. Interested parties are required to register via the Eventbrite link and are recommended to complete some of the readings before the webinar on Saturday 5 September 2020 at 14:00 BST or 10:00 BRT.