What is Global China? | Ching Kwan Lee

How can we understand and study the Global China phenomenon? What makes China’s global activities different from previous periods, and is Global China really that exceptional?

The Future of US-China Tech Relations: Blockchain, Crypto, and Central Bank Digital Currency

How is China regulating data, blockchain, and the emerging Web3? China’s regulatory approach is based on “cyber sovereignty.” The government actively promotes blockchain technology and has advanced plans for a sovereign digital currency, while also strictly prohibiting crypto mining and trading. With respect to the latest Web3 and metaverse developments, China’s tech companies are working on a “token-less” metaverse ecosystem with unique Chinese characteristics. Using blockchain and CBDC as examples, we will explore China’s latest innovation policy and the post-20th Party Congress US-China tech race, from AI and semiconductor chips to quantum computing and electric cars. Winston Ma, the author of Blockchain and Web3: Building the Cryptocurrency, Privacy, and Security Foundations of the Metaverse, will discuss these questions with Maria Adele Carrai, co-editor of The China Questions 2 – Critical Insights into US-China Relations.

Global China in Sri Lanka with Dr. Bhagya Senaratne

Rather than empirical evidence, rhetorical narratives often define discussion over Chinese global engagements. What role do small countries’ agency play in facilitating China’s investments? Join Mapping Global China as Dr. Bhagya Senaratne shares her findings from a particular BRI project in Sri Lanka – the Hambantota International Port, the quintessential example of the “China’s debt diplomacy” myth. Please join Mapping Global China as Dr. Bhagya Senaratne and Dr. Maria Adele Carrai discuss Global China in Sri Lanka.

What is Global China?

China has become a global power, and its rise has been witnessed worldwide. As China goes global, scholars, politicians, and journalists are puzzled by the diverse and vast manifestations of rising China. Is Global China a dense network of economic trade and investments, an outlook economists tend to adopt? Or should we look at Global China and its growing influence on global values, norms, politics, and culture? The speakers notice that while the concept of ‘Global China’ has some limitations and interestingly, countries like Australia or Italy are not characterized as ‘Global,’ the adoption of ‘Global China’ as an analytical framework and methodological approach allows for a first comprehensive examination of China’s multifaceted effects on the world. Watch the first-ever discussion on Global China with Professors Lauren Johnston, Tansen Sen, and Timothy Oakes. Moderated by Professor Maria Adele Carrai.

Global China in Pakistan today with Muhammad Tayyab Safdar

In 2015, China and Pakistan formally launched an economic corridor China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Ever since, the Chinese state-owned enterprises have expanded their presence, especially in the energy sector, across Pakistan in almost every part of the country. These projects, and many others under the Belt and Road Initiative, constitute the concrete articulation of Global China which has been influential in many developing countries, including Pakistan. But what is the impact of Chinese presence in Pakistan now, and what projects have Chinese SOEs undergone in recent years? How do these projects affect local communities and Pakistan in a broader sense? Please join Mapping Global China as Muhammad Tayyab Safdar, PhD. and Maria Adele Carrai, PhD. discuss Global China in Pakistan.