Trends and implications of China’s deepening engagement with the wider Mediterranean region
• 3.00-3.10: Welcoming words by Sébastien Colin (EURICS/Inalco)
Chair : Rémi Castets (D2IA/Bordeaux Montaigne University)
• 3.10-3.25: Emilie Tran (Department of Government and International Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University) & Yahia Zoubir (KEDGE Business School – Marseille Campus) - presentation of the Special Issue: China in the Mediterranean: An Arena of Strategic Competition?
• 3.25-3.40: Zhang Chuchu (School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Fudan University) - China’s infrastructure diplomacy in the Mediterranean region under the Belt and Road Initiative: Challenges ahead?
• 3.40-3.55: Yahia Zoubir (KEDGE Business School – Marseille Campus) - China in the Southern Mediterranean: Integrating the Greater Maghreb in the new Silk Road
• 3.55-4.10 Sun Degang (Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Institute of International Studies, Fudan University) and Xu Ruike (School of English and International Studies, Beijing Foreign Studies University) - China-Egypt Comprehensive Strategic Partnership: A Role Theory Perspective
• 4.10-4.25 Emilie Tran (Department of Government and International Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University) - Role dynamics and trust in France-China coopetition
• 4.25-4.40 Mario Esteban (Elcano Royal Institute/Centre for East Asian Studies, Autonomous University of Madrid) & Ugo Armanini (Elcano Royal Institute) - (Mis)trust in Spain-China relations
• 4.40-5.10 Q&A with the audience
Chair: Enrico Fardella (Peking University)
• 5.30-5.50: Anna Caffarena and Giovanni Andornino (University of Turin) - Followership in a Post-Unipolar World: the case of Italy-China relations 2013-2022
• 5.50-6.10: Andrea Ghiselli (Fudan University) - Exploiting China’s Rise: Syria’s Strategic Narrative and China’s Participation in Middle Eastern Politics
• 6.10-6.30: Anastas Vangeli (University of Ljubljiana) - Global China, Geoeconomic Imagination and Developmental Peace in the Wider Med: A Conceptual Framework
• 6.30-7.30: Comments by Philippe Le Corre (Harvard Kennedy School/IFRAE-Inalco) and Q&A with the audience
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