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CCG Roundtable: Cuba and the Belt and Road: Opportunities and Future Prospects

2019-01-15 (CCG Headquarter, Beijing, China)

Since its inception in 2013, the Belt and Road Initiative has received an enthusiastic international response and attracted participants from the world over. In April 2019, the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation will be held, allowing the opportunity to develop the global linkages and relationships which constitute the initiative. Cuba and China share a rich historical synergy, both having experience of the reform and opening-up transformation process, which has produced vibrant results for the two nations. This is evident in the recent draft amendments in Cuba’s constitution, which recognize the changes in the Cuban economy and society following the end of the cold war. These key constitutional changes seek to affirm the importance of legitimate and legal means for the development of private enterprise and foreign investment. Cuba has long expressed its wish for further economic and trade exchanges with China, taking part in the Belt and Road initiative being the perfect vehicle for deepening cooperation.

What does Cuba’s embracing of opening-up policy mean for the economic integration of the Belt and Road in the region? What areas are there for greater China-Cuba cooperation in the future? What advantages and challenges will the “Cuban Model” face? The Center for China and Globalization (CCG) will hold a roundtable seminar on January 15th where experts and scholars on Latin American relations, economy and investment will share their views on China-Cuba cooperation in the future. We look forward to seeing you at this event!

When: Tuesday 15th January 2019, 2-4pm

Where: CCG Headquarter, Beijing, China

15/F, West Wing, Hanwei Plaza, No. 7, Guanghua Road



13:00-13:30 Registration

14:00-14:15 Host:

Tang Haoxuan, Chairman of FUETA, CCG Executive Director

Opening Remarks:

Dr Miao Lu, CCG Secretary General

Miguel Angel Ramirez Ramos, Cuban Ambassador to China

14:15-15:45 Roundtable Discussion

15:45-16:00 Q&A

Invited Guests (alphabetical order):

Chen Taotao Director of Center for China-Latin America Management Studies, Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management

Gao Zhikai Vice President of CCG

Guo Cunhai Director of Department of Social and Cultural Problems, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Institute of Latin American Studies

Hao Jie Funding Partner of Magma, and, Manager of Global Hunting Technology and Culture Co., Ltd. (Beijing)

Juan Alberto Kelly Counselor on Commercial Affairs, Cuban Embassy in China

Lesbet Envoy, Cuban Embassy in China

Li Jiping Former Vice President, China Development Bank

Qiao Gong Vice General Manager, China National Machinery Industry International Co., Ltd.

Tang Haoxuan Chairman, FUETA, and, Executive Director, CCG

Wang Jian General Manager, Sinoseel Engineering & Technology Co., Ltd.

Yuan Dong Professor, Central University of Finance and Economics, and, former Chief Treasurer, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Zhou Lei Cadres, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Economic Research Department

Special Guest:

Miguel Angel Ramirez Ramos Ambassador, Cuban Embassy in China

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