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.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
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 Times, Economist, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall 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.