6th India Forum on China @Mumbai The BRI Transformed? China’s New Global Initiatives on ‘Development’, ‘Security’ and ‘Civilization’

04 Dec 2023
Institute of Chinese Studies, CAPRI, University of Mumbai, Centre of Excellence for Himalayan Studies.
Venue: Nehru Centre, Worli, Mumbai
Time: 5:30 PM


6th India Forum on China @Mumbai

The BRI Transformed?
China’s New Global Initiatives on ‘Development’, ‘Security’ and ‘Civilization’

Over the course of the past three years, China has unveiled a set of three key propositions that experts believe would shape its foreign policy in the coming years: the Global Development Initiative (2021), Global Security Initiative (2022) and Global Civilisation Initiative (2023). Together, the three initiatives encapsulate China’s approaches to the world economy, international security and its preferred political values. Beijing seems to be articulating a world with Chinese characteristics even as it contends with myriad domestic economic and social problems as well as remains at a distance from the US in terms of global military might or economic influence. Nonetheless, these three initiatives are important precisely because of China’s willingness to promote them inspite of its challenges. It is important for scholars and analysts to deconstruct these initiatives and assess them in the context of the grand strategic objectives represented by the BRI.

The 6th India Forum on China (IFC) @Mumbai, organised by the Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS), in cooperation with the Centre of Excellence for Himalayan Studies, Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence, Centre for Advanced Policy Research and Initiatives (CAPRI), and University of Mumbai, will focus on the theme The BRI Transformed? China’s New Global Initiatives on ‘Development’, ‘Security’ and ‘Civilization’. The Conference shall feature a wide range of scholars and practitioners from India and around the world to deliberate upon the implications of China’s latest initiatives. The 6th IFC will be held at the Nehru Centre in Mumbai over a span of three days, from 4-6 December 2023, and will culminate in a special report aimed at policymakers, scholars, the media, and interested public.

The Keynote Address will be delivered by Prof. Ajit Ranade, Vice-Chancellor, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune, Maharashtra.



Programme Brochure

© 2019 ICS All rights reserved.

Powered by Matrix Nodes