Lecture starts at 5.30 pm on Thursday, 5 September 2019 at the JDZB.
Whether Chinese “mega-infrastructure” or Japanese “quality infrastructure” – infrastructure development is one of the key elements in Japans and Chinas major foreign policy initiatives. On an impressive scale, both countries provide knowledge, technology, and funding to partner countries and make large investments into road and rail transportation as well as into ports and sea routes in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond. However, the concepts behind the Chinese and Japanese strategies as well as the funding schemes of both countries differ significantly.
In this talk, two experts will give insight into the drafting, implementing, and the outcome of Japanese and Chinese infrastructure policies in South-East Asia. Professor WATANABE Shino , Ph.D, a well-known China expert, is Professor at the Faculty of Global Studies at Sophia University in Tōkyō. Professor KOGA Kei , Ph.D. is Assistant Professor at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies and the School of Social Science at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. In his research, he puts a particular focus on South-East Asia.
The event will be chaired by Dr. Felix HEIDUK, associate at the Asia Research Division of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP).
Language of the event will be English.
After the talk and discussion, JDZB will invite the audience for refreshments. We recommend to register early as the number of seats is limited for this event.
For registration, please send the requested information by E-Mail to Sabrina WÄGERLE firstname.lastname@example.org by 3 September 2019.