Workshop on CHINA’S BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE from the Debt Curse Perspective

Date & Time: 2020.2.29 (Sat) 9:30 ~ 18:00
Venue: Tonan-tei, 2F, Inamori Foundation Build. Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University

■ Chair: Fumiharu Mieno
09:30-10:30 “Why debt curse perspective? Conflicting views on BRI”
by Akihisa Mori (Kyoto University)
10:30-11:15 “Promises and pitfalls of China-Southeast Asia energy connectivity”
(Video Conference)
by Laurence Delina (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
11:15-11:30 Break
11:30-12:15 “Domestic politics of the BRI: Case of Malaysia”
by Guanie Lim (Nanyang Technological University)
12:15-13:30 Lunch

■ Chair: Akihisa Mori
13:30-14:15 “Prospects and challenges of Digital BRI”
by Asei Itoh, University of Tokyo
14:15-15:00 “Structural transformation in domestic economy related to
investment and trade. for ASEAN and focus on Malaysia”
by Shandre Thangavelu (Sunway University/ University of Adelaide)
15:00-15:15 Break
15:15-16:00 “On recent structural problems in Lao economy: debt curse?”
by Fumiharu Mieno (Kyoto University)
16:00-17:00 Roundtable discussion
18:00-19:30 Dinner

Organized by CSEAS (Japan-ASEAN Research Platform),
GSGES & Asia Pacific Research Unit
Also sponsored by KIER, Kyoto University