China’s International Economic Strategy
The Implications of Xi’s Belt and Road Initiative for China and the World Economy
A discussion with Earl Carr, Managing Director, Momentum Advisors; Jonathan Crane, CEO, KraneShares; and Patrick Lawrence, columnist, The Nation.
Under Xi Jinping’s leadership, the Belt and Road Initiative (or One Belt, One Road as it is also known) has become the centerpiece of China’s international strategy. Designed to build an interconnected, integrated Eurasia continent, the BRI has the potential to transform the world economy over the next decade or two. This Roundtable will bring together a distinguished group of experts to explore the strategic thinking behind the BRI and its likely consequences for the economies of Asia and Europe as well as for the United States.
About the World Economic Roundtable
The bursting of the American credit bubble in 2008 set in motion a rolling world economic crisis that has moved from America’s financial markets to the Euro-zone and now to China and the emerging economies. This chain of economic developments has brought with it unprecedented policy challenges and has drawn into question the process of globalization itself. The mission of the World Economic Roundtable is two-fold:
- to help the business, investment, media, policy and public interest communities better understand the far-reaching changes in the world economy that are resulting from the crisis and from the policy responses to it; and
- to advance policy reform ideas that will help lift the world economy out of stagnation and lay the foundations for the next generation of a more widely shared global prosperity.
Founded in 2011, the World Economic Roundtable has sought to “remap” the world economy by exploring the changing patterns of global trade, investment, and employment following the Great Recession. The Roundtable has brought together thought leaders from business, finance, public policy, and academia to discuss critical questions affecting the global economy. The Institute for New Economic Thinking became a partner of the World Economic Roundtable in 2016. Building on the work of its initial years, World Economic Roundtable will pursue in 2017 a program of discussion and engagement with the world’s business, policy and investment communities that will highlight the best thinking on the ongoing world economic crisis and how to move from stagnation to healthy economic growth.