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  • | 28 April, 2017

    “One Belt, One Road”: China’s geopolitical ambitions

    In May, Beijing will host representatives from 110 countries at the Belt and Road Forum. How much progress has China made in building “One Belt, One Road”, what are the challenges ahead, and how does the initiative fit into China’s ambitions to replace the US as the dominant power in Asia?

    Tom Miller, whose latest book China’s Asian Dream: Empire building Along the New Silk Road was  published last month, will share his insights with FCCC members into China’s geopolitical ambitions behind Xi Jinping’s signature policy.


    Tom is a senior analyst at Gavekal Research and managing editor of the China Economic Quarterly, published by its sister service Gavekal Dragonomics. A former journalist, he has reported from a dozen countries in Asia and given talks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Chatham House and the World Bank. He has been quoted by the Financial TimesEconomistNew York TimesWashington PostWall Street Journal, Reuters and Bloomberg, and appeared on the BBC, CNN and CNBC. From time to time, he reviews books for The Spectator.

    Tom was educated at Oxford and the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, and spent two years studying Chinese in Beijing. He is the author of two acclaimed books. His first, China’s Urban Billion: The Story Behind the Biggest Migration in Human History, was published in 2012 and translated into Chinese. His second, China’s Asian Dream: Empire Building Along the New Silk Road, was published in 2017. After 14 years living and working in China, Tom is based in the UK but spends much of his time in Asia.


    Speaker | 24 April, 2017

    Chinese investments abroad – myths, hype & reality

    This event will look at how Chinese investments abroad are shaping the international stature of the new superpower and why calls for reciprocity, CFIUS (The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States), sensitive technology acquisitions and the China 2025 plan are shaping the new rules of the game.

    During this session, Andre Loesekrug-Pietri Chairman of ACAPITAL will present the latest trends on Chinese investments abroad, as well as focusing on some specific case studies – deals that went well, deals that went wrong, deals that were stopped by the Chinese regulators, deals that provoked outcry in target countries. He will elaborate on the current “glaciation” on Chinese outbound investments, the increased pressure to go west, some “dos and don’ts” both on the investing and on the receiving side, future opportunities and challenges facing Chinese CEOs. He will also present the latest bi-yearly ACAPITAL Dragon Index™. Featured in most international media since it was first released in 2011, the Dragon Index remains the leading source of data & trend analysis for China outbound investments. Finally he will discuss how Chinese ODI is a good proxy to measure the true internationalization of the Chinese economy and of Chinese corporates.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Andre Loesekrug-Pietri, Chairman of ACAPITAL, has over 10 years of experience working with Chinese private and state-owned companies. ACAPITAL is a European investment fund and has structured some of the most successful and well-known cross-border investments including Club Med and Bang & Olufsen.